Sixteen Days from my Window by Rod Kitson
London Bridge Hotel OPEN 3: Urban Nature, a public art exhibition showcasing the work of 16 artists and artisans living, working or studying in the Southwark area, opened to the public on Thursday 30th January 2020. This marked the third such exhibition in a series originally launched by General Manager Julio Marques in 2019, conceived in partnership with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council. All artworks are available for purchase and the exhibition runs until the end of May 2020.
Outside In by Lottie Stoddart
Exhibited in the hotel’s lobby and adjoining Quarter Bar & Lounge, the pieces are displayed in a more residential setting which allows potential art purchasers the opportunity of visualising how they might look in their own homes. The exhibits come from a wide range of artistic disciplines from paintings to photography, installations to ceramics and drawings to printmaking.
Artists exhibiting are: Anna Walsh, Henrietta MacPhee, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Liz Charsley, Lottie Stoddart, Lynn Dennison, Jane Higginbottom, Rod Kitson, Lucy Cooper, Dick Graham, Edori Fertig, Greg Becker, Joanna McCormick, Natalja Sigalova, Stella Yarrow and Lynette Hemmant.
Citylake by Lynn Dennison
This year’s theme is Urban Nature which is particularly relevant to the London Bridge area which is increasingly thought of as an urban metropolis where nature is making a comeback – parks, corners and streets are once more becoming vibrant pockets of colour and habitats for ecology to thrive. Seeing nature re-emerging in the heart of the city inspired the theme for this exhibition.
Canary Wharf Reflections by Lucy Cooper
Says Julio Marques: ‘The range and depth of artistic talent displayed in the Borough of Southwark never ceases to amaze me. I am so pleased to offer our hotel as a platform to display these works and to help promote the artistic community living, working and studying in the area. To give you an idea about awareness, we estimate that each of our exhibitee’s work would have been seen by around 135,000 hotel and bar guests using our property throughout the span of the exhibit and this is obviously amplified by our social media campaigns. To cope with demand, we normally have to undertake additional brochure print runs too.”
Night Visitor by Edori Fertig
Director of Arts and Culture for Team London Bridge, Ellie Beedham adds ‘This is a brilliant project supporting local artists to show their work in the area, formed from a great partnership with Team London Bridge, London Bridge Hotel and Southwark Council.’
January – May 2020
London Bridge Hotel
Lobby and Quarter Bar & Lounge
8 -18 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
Receptionist Elisa Bandinu with Iceberg rose with long view by Lynette Hemmant
London Bridge Hotel – London Bridge Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the historic and thriving Borough of Southwark. Offering a relaxed and friendly ambience with contemporary styling, the hotel enjoys a prime location, just steps from the River Thames, the City of London and all major transport links.
Providing an excellent base from which to experience all the attractions of the capital whether for business or leisure, London Bridge Hotel is a key part of the regenerated Shard Quarter, sitting alongside The Shard, Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral. Adjoining the property lies the sophisticated oasis of Quarter Bar & Lounge, the perfect place to meet friends, take a meeting or simply to unwind.
For more information visit: www.londonbridgehotel.com
Team London Bridge – Team London Bridge delivers services to make London Bridge one of the most responsible, culturally innovative, environmentally informed commercial districts in the world. Team London Bridge launched its culture programme in 2018. Director of Arts Ellie Beedham has established projects with globally respected partners to help showcase London Bridge, enliven public spaces and celebrate local partners, framing the area as a fun, lively and culturally vibrant.
The London Bridge community is driving the sustainability agenda forward, with urban greening and the environment at the forefront of many projects delivered by Team London Bridge. London Bridge has a diverse urban landscape which encourages nature and ecology, including green walls that clean the air, rain gardens that drain excess water, community gardens, glorious hanging baskets, recycled show gardens, parks, and many pockets of greenery that make our public spaces healthy, beautiful and restful.
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