Look Out For Art On The River

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Look Out For Art On The River


Above we have 'Cranky' below you'll find 'Idler', the enigmatically named debut pieces for Art on the River. The two watercolours are now on show at Thames Clipper piers, as well as on the Woolwich ferry vessels. The new scheme builds on the success of Art on the Underground, a Transport for London programme that has seen dozens of art commissions brightening up tube stations.

The commissioned artist is Clare Woods, whose previous work includes a ceramic tile installation in the Olympic Park. She noticed that most views of the Thames are painted from the river banks. Her two watercolours are instead painted mid-river, showing Cannon Street rail bridge (above) and timbers at Millwall (below). The pieces will remain in place throughout September; an Art on the Underground spokesperson was coy about how the scheme might expand from there, but fingers crossed for more riverine art.


Last Updated 01 September 2014