The last place you might expect to see an art exhibition is alongside some building site hoardings; but this is exactly what you’ll see if you walk along Blackfriars Road towards the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with Southwark Council, City of London, Better Bankside, a local develop and McGee Group to create an outdoor gallery space on the Ludgate development site hoardings by the southern side of Blackfriars Bridge to add a touch of colour to the building work and the street.
This area has been transformed into a dedicated gallery space where passers-by and the local community can enjoy seeing high quality artworks by local artists. Each piece of art was selected from a number of impressive submissions by a panel, which included a representative from the Tate Gallery.
Each of the eight winning artworks were sponsored by construction companies, so both the artist could be paid and money could be raised for a charity of their choice.
All the project partners, artists and local residents came together to launch the network on the 10 October and people will be able to enjoy the artwork until December.
Special thanks go out to all the sponsors who have helped make this event a success.
Sponsors: Alandale Group, Ardent Tide, Kier, McGee Group, Oliver Connell & Son ltd, PowerOn Connections and Rosehill Polymers.
Charities: Albert Kennedy Trust, Blackfriars Settlement, Contemporary Applied Arts, COPS, Construction Youth Trust, Light House Club, Dragon Café (mental fight club), Oasis Youth Support and Wheels for Wellbeing.