London's Green Spaces Reimagined By Illustrators

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London's Green Spaces Reimagined By Illustrators

Londonist is proud media partner to London Transport Museum's Prize for Illustration 2015. We will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

Abi Daker, The Secret Garden
Abi Daker, The Secret Garden
Alex Beeching, An Afternoon at Kew
Alex Beeching, An Afternoon at Kew
Amael Isnard, 191 Garden
Amael Isnard, 191 Garden
Anna Steinberg, The-Southbank-Centre Roof Garden
Anna Steinberg, The-Southbank-Centre Roof Garden
David Humphries, Sanctuary
David Humphries, Sanctuary
Hannah Rollings, London's Secret Gardens
Hannah Rollings, London's Secret Gardens
Melissa North, Holland Park, Kyoto Garden
Melissa North, Holland Park, Kyoto Garden
Steph Marshall, Chumleigh Gardens
Steph Marshall, Chumleigh Gardens

The annual Prize for Illustration is back at the London Transport Museum, highlighting the theme of "London places and spaces" — each of the 100 finalists represents a personal view of the capital from the eyes of its creator.

Last week we showed you the competition winners. This time we've pulled together a selection of the drawings based around one of the strongest elements to come through: gardens and green spaces. The artists displayed in the gallery above have highlighted the richness and beauty of the capital's varying oases. Hannah Rollings shows the capital's secret gardens, Alex Beeching interprets Kew Gardens as a smiling face and Melissa North shows us a fairy tale Kyoto Garden.

Gardens are also a synonym of cultural identity and food traditions. Illustrator Steph Marshall describes her artwork, dedicated to Chumleigh Gardens in SE5:

This hidden gem in south London houses a series of interlinking multicultural gardens, as well as being home to various local community groups including those for gardening and sculpture.

Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

We’re delighted to be media partner to London Transport Museum and will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, 15 May-6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions, and allows access for a 12 month period from the date of purchase, children go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015