Date(s) - 11/09/2019
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
King's Cross Square
Launching Art Explorations, a series of walks investigating artworks displayed in outdoor settings in London, led by Tim Ingram-Smith, public art enthusiast and practitioner. Join him on a dense walking tour of art pieces scattered on either side of the Euston and Marylebone Roads in central London. Discover works by Henry Moore, Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Gary Hume and others all on public display.
Where we will walk: We begin by the ‘Large Spindle Piece’ by Henry Moore, lent to Network Rail who have installed it on King’s Cross Square. We will follow an intriguing route of discovery as we track our way through a local history of art presented in public spaces. Tim draws on experience of designing works for spaces in schools and community spaces to look at what has been achieved in Somerstown, an area where much effort has been made in using art outside to lift the spirits of the residents, both on residential facades and as installations. We survey Euston station’s traditional forecourt now cheek by jowl with the demolition hammer and cross to the south side of Euston Road to see works around St Pancras New Church and the Wellcome Institute. We re-cross the main road again to seek out new office spaces where art has been installed under a programme by British Land, to end our exploration at Great Portland Street tube station.
What you should bring: As well as weather-specific clothes and shoes, bring something to write with – a couple of pens or your phone or tablet as preferred. We will provide a journal for taking notes. Plenty of photo opportunities.
Meet beside the ‘Large Spindle Piece’ by Henry Moore, (images above) on Kings Cross Square N1C 4DE in front of Kings Cross station for the start of the walking tour, we will finish at Great Portland Street tube station. NW1 3AA
£15 before the 1 September, £18 thereafter, £20 on the day – Concessions £10 ID required