If you want to know about a city, you ask its inhabitants and those who work in it. We’ve gone one step further however. We’ve asked the talented Southwark-based artists who are exhibiting at our current exhibition – London Bridge Hotel OPEN 3: Urban Nature, to explain how London and in particular, the Borough of Southwark, continually inspires them and their artistic endeavours and how visitors might tap into this important city of culture. Lynn Dennison shares her Southwark with us.
How does living or working in Southwark inspire your artworks?
I work at the Art Academy in Borough High Street, as Programme Leader for the Fine Art Foundation Course, and at the end of the day, I often walk along the river towards Waterloo. I love the feel of space at the river’s edge, and watching the ebb and flow of the water. My walk takes me past the Tate Modern, where I am a frequent visitor
What attraction or aspect of Southwark would you recommend to a visiting tourist?
This is a great area for galleries and others within walking distance I visit regularly are the Jerwood Space, Drawing Room, Danielle Arnaud, White Cube Bermondsey and Matts Gallery.
How important, as an artist, is it to be in the capital?
My work often combines natural and built elements, and the architecture in this area of the city can play an important part, especially in my collage work.
Do exhibitions such as London Bridge Hotel OPEN 3: Urban Nature help to publicize your work/help your artistic CV?
It’s great that the London Bridge Hotel supports local artists; they have been very welcoming and showing with them has been a positive experience.
Lynn is exhibiting her artwork CityLake within London Bridge Hotel OPEN3: Urban Nature and it’s located in The Alcove, Quarter Bar & Lounge.
Collage, digital print
45 cm x 49 cm framed size
£380 framed / £320 unframed
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