Incredible Map Of London Goes On Show

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Incredible Map Of London Goes On Show

Remember this? We waxed lyrical about Gareth Wood's intricate map of London back in October. Now, the hand-drawn cartographic wonder will go on show with other works by the artist, also known as Fuller.

Alongside the familiar landmarks of the city, Fuller's creations are full of personal detail, memory and alternative visions. In his London map, deep bass music still pumps out from the warehouses behind King's Cross, while a giant, electronic memorial to Alan Turing rises from his former neighbourhood of Little Venice.

Says Fuller: "Our cities, their infinite possibilities, and frenetic energy offer a platform to observe contemporary culture and society. Drawing emotive maps provides me with the opportunity to physically explore and investigate our existence whilst making visually engaging art. They tell stories, provoke conversation and celebrate the identity of places in all their glory."

His maps are so impressive, they were recently accepted into the permanent holdings of the Museum of London, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the British Library.

As well as the famous London map, the exhibition will also give visitors a chance to see Fuller's Bristol map for the first time. Here's a low-res teaser:

The show runs at Palm Tree Gallery, 291 Portobello Road from 6-22 May. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 29 April 2016