Exhibition

Footfall 1826-2018, Reflections on a building

6 Dec 2018 – 9 Dec 2018

Event times

12-5pm

Cost of entry

Free

St John on Bethnal Green

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses: 106, 388, D3, D6, 8, 309, 254
  • Tube: Bethnal Green - Central line
  • Train: Bethnal Green or Cambridge Heath

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Mixed media work based around the aging process of an historic building by artist maker Alex McHallam

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Footfall 1826-2018 is a body of work that reflects the changing face of St John on Bethnal Green as the wear and tear of nearly two centuries takes its toll on this Grade 1 listed building.  This work was made over the course of one year and references Sir John Soane’s original drawings for the building.  The artist used a wide range of techniques to capture the current state of the building and used materials that have an integrity with the subject.   These include cast glass sculptures and wax cast reliefs. She used these, along with photographs, rubbings and drawings to create a series of photograms that act as a record of the changes that have occurred over the years.   She has also taken photographs of the windows in the stairwell that leads up to the belfry at different times of the day over the year which capture how the light has entered the building for nearly two centuries, in the way that Sir John Soane hoped it would.  For more information visit www.alexmchallamartist.com 

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