Three streets off Oxford Circus have been transformed into a permanent outdoor gallery.
Ramilies Street, Ramilies Place and Hill Place are now home to the Soho Photography Quarter (SPQ) — where huge artworks hang on banners, projections and friezes slather the walls, and soundscapes ping off the brickwork.
The Photographers' Gallery — itself situated on Ramilies Street — is behind the project, billing SPQ as an 'unparalleled opportunity to experience artists and works beyond the gallery walls, that will instigate new forms of dialogue between audiences and works.'
Displays will change every six months, and the inaugural outdoor show is Being Human Human Being, by Indigenous Australian artist Christian Thompson AO. His works — including his 'Flower Walls' series in which human hands 'sprout' from plants and flowers — explore 'identity, cultural hybridity and history'.
Alongside SPQ, the Photographers' Gallery will also host related artist talks, outdoor film screenings, interactive AR projects and workshops.