A Huge New Rainbow Artwork Comes To Greenwich

A Huge New Rainbow Artwork Comes To Greenwich

Hundreds and Thousands is the new installation by Liz West, turning The Tide in Greenwich Peninsula into a technicolour walkway.

The aim of the installation is to create a vivid, optimistic space as a shared experience for the local community.

In place from March till the end of May, 2021, the artwork uses a series of coloured panels to create a display that shifts with the time of day and with the season, as the light cast through it changes. That's part of the focus of West's broader work, as she explores the impact of light fields — and their use in public spaces — on human perception and individual happiness.

You might have seen some of West's previous artworks across the city, including this 2020 installation in Duke of York Square.

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Kaia Charles, cultural curator at Greenwich Peninsula, says, '...the importance of accessible art and culture in bringing Londoners back together safely cannot be underestimated and we are delighted that such a joyous piece is the first in our series of colourful commissions for The Tide.'

Hundreds and Thousands, by Liz West, is at Greenwich Peninsula till end of May, 2021.

Last Updated 30 March 2021