Art Explorations on line - City East & Thameside - led by Gail Astbury
6pm-7pm Wednesday 6 May on Zoom. Read more and book your place
London Art Explorations are a series of walks investigating artworks displayed in outdoor settings in London, created and led by Gail Astbury, public art enthusiast as well as a practitioner in her own right.
We’ve adapted to the times and are thrilled to be offering a guided public art tour for all to enjoy from home. The tour will be held on Zoom using Google Streetview, and will be recorded too. It will take approximately 60 minutes, and there will be a chance to ask questions during the tour.
The City of London has had a public art strategy that few other local authorities can match. Besides having an annual temporary sculpture trail, it has also commissioned several pieces for permanent display amongst its many streets and alleys. Construction of further tall buildings in the City has hardly ceased in the last decade, and each boasts atriums and receptions filled with art that can often be viewed from the street. This tour will start on the Southside of the river at City Hall (the HQ for the Mayor of London), cross Tower Bridge and make a circuit around St Paul’s Cathedral to London Bridge (not far from Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London).
”We will see new and familiar works from David Batchelor, Fiona Banner, Gavin Turk and Thomas Hetherwick amongst some of the most iconic architectural landmarks in London and indeed the world.”
Discretionary ticketing. Read more and book your place Free to NHS staff and key workers.