One of the most unusual art galleries in London has popped up in Fulham.
The hoardings of the Tideway super sewer construction site in Carnwath Road now boasts colourful reproductions of the works of Fulham artists in a novel new art exhibition.
The idea of using the hoardings came from Ann Rosenberg, chair of the Tideway Carnwath Road Community Liaison Working Group, who worked with Patricia Watson and Izzy Hutchinson of the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters (SOFAP) to create the site-specific installation.
One of the stand-out pieces was made by fellow Fulham resident and artist Caroline Silver. She painted a stunning impression of the River Thames as it runs alongside Bishops Park towards Putney Bridge.
“I’m absolutely delighted with the exhibition,” she said. “It’s a great way to brighten up the construction site and Carnwath Road and it’s not your usual place for an art gallery. All of the artists involved want to see an even bigger and better exhibition next time.”
Caroline can usually be found in Bishops Park with her sketchpad in hand as she draws inspiration from the surroundings.
“It’s great to see the local community utilising every corner of the borough to display their art,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Regeneration. “And the new Sands End Community Arts Centre – set to open in 2019 – will further strengthen the borough’s cultural offering.”
Other work from local residents include a painting by the Argentina-born artist Maria Ines Aguirre.
“This idea was two years in the making,” Patricia added. “So it is marvellous to see the beautiful artwork finally on show.”
Chris Stratford of Tideway said: “It has been a pleasure working with the local community and the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters to create this wonderful community art gallery. We at Tideway are committed to working with the local community and hope that those passing our Carnwath Road site can take a few minutes out of their day to enjoy the artwork on display.”
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