See Battersea Power Station As You've Never Seen It Before

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See Battersea Power Station As You've Never Seen It Before

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Battersea Power Station Development Company.

Artists from around the world have been creating likenesses of Battersea Power Station, and now's the chance for fans of the iconic building to see them displayed for the very first time at a world-first exhibition.

The Battersea Art Station exhibition, held at Battersea Arts Centre this coming weekend, includes striking black and white photography, film, contemporary neon interpretations, classic oil paintings and sculptures. Not only will you be able to see these works by artists from as far away as New Zealand and Canada, but there will be plenty of chances to get creative yourself, including the opportunity to ignite your inner child and get stuck in with some Lego creations.

Artwork provided by the following. Top row (left to right): Bryan Galloway, Luke Walker & Laura Fitzpatrick. Middle row (left to right): Antony Harrison, Melanie Bellis & Czar Catstick. Bottom row (left to right): Michael Holmes, Joanna Gilbert & Michael Wallner

The weekend will include the chance to build a giant replica of the former power station out of Lego, plus plenty of sessions where you can try your hand at printmaking, witness a beatboxing jam, get a face-painting makeover and take part in kids' workshops.

On Saturday visitors can not only join the Lego fun but also enjoy interactive live performances and take part in an artist workshop. Sunday, sit back and watch intimate free screenings of films that show the former power station in all its glory — Help! (featuring the Beatles), The King's Speech and Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 thriller Sabotage. In between screenings, dine and doodle with Arty Sunday Brunch in BAC's Scratch bar.

Throughout the free weekend, visitors can browse the beautiful array of art and admire an entirely unique celebration of a much-loved building. With prices ranging from £10-£10,000, work will be available to buy and 20% of the proceeds will go to local arts charities BAC Beatbox Academy, World Heart Beat Music Academy and Theatre503.

The exhibition and creative weekend is at Battersea Arts Centre from 25 (preview) to 27 September, 10am-5pm (prints and merchandise for sale only on the Friday; original artwork available Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free. For more information, see the website.

Last Updated 24 September 2015

Paul

It's a great shame the organisers have banned the artists attending the preview evening where purchases can first be made, invites are restricted to those who can afford to purchase properties in the project.

This is elitism that treats the artists with disrespect and second class to the chequebook holders.