Artists Take On The Thames

By Londonist Last edited 33 months ago
Artists Take On The Thames

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.

Kathi Burke, Neverending London
Kathi Burke, Neverending London
Christopher Corr, The River Thames At Night
Christopher Corr, The River Thames At Night
David Pintor, London Fly
David Pintor, London Fly
Eliza Southwood, Parkour At The South Bank
Eliza Southwood, Parkour At The South Bank
Hyeone Choi, London Through The London Eye
Hyeone Choi, London Through The London Eye
Laura Ochando-Jurado, The Collage City
Laura Ochando-Jurado, The Collage City

What would London be without the Thames? Arguably the very reason people first settled here, today it'd mean there would be no South Bank, no Thames Barrier and no... catfish.

We love the way each of these artists represents the city's main river. Christopher Corr depicts a neon-lit London at night while David Pintor dreams of flying over the river. Both Hyeone Choi and Kathi Burke condense their representation of London while keeping the Thames as a focal point of their artwork.

These and many more beautiful illustrations are currently on display at London Transport Museum, as part of the Prize for Illustration 2015. This year the exhibition celebrates London's places and spaces, aiming to highlight the beauty of the city's parks, streets, squares and — in this case — river paths.

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, until 6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions and allows unlimited daytime access to all exhibitions and events for 12 months from date of purchase. Children go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015

Sjdsgirl

Beautiful, thanks for a chance to see these.

dorota @ plants on the plate

the one by Christopher Corr is a sensation!