LONDON VISIONS - A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Observe or listen to anyone on the streets of London and you’ll inevitably discover a myriad of languages, cultures and beliefs. Despite fears of Brexit, and endless speculation over it’s consequences upon London and it’s inhabitants, there is still an engine of change going on all round us. It is a city full of surprises, not just the fixed fabric of the city; the buildings, streets, squares, but the people who come to the capital. Londoners are what makes the city what it is - a blend of cultures weaved together in a tapestry of almost nine million individuals. Despite the wealth in this capital, London also has an underlying darker side; of inequality, exploitation and outrage. London has had a long violent history from Roman times, Norman invasions, the blitz, bombings, rioting and towering infernos.
London is a magnet attracting creative talents in film, theatre, music, literature and visual arts. Many artists have made London their canvas as a source of inspiration; Turner, Monet, Sisley, Whistler, Bomberg and Bartlett to name but a few who have found London as a rich seam to draw from over the centuries.
Martin Ireland - Curator ‘London Visions’ 2018