Opening | The Black Balloon | Northbank | Launches Thursday 16 December, 6 - 8 p.m

16 Dec 2010 – 31 Jan 2011

Event times

Viewable daily 4 - 11 p.m

Cost of entry

Free - Public Art Installation


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Aldgate Bus Station 2 mins walk
  • Aldgate East
  • 4 mins walk from Liverpool Street Station

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The Black Balloon | Northbank - Charlie Hope and Jamie Hamilton

Private View: Thursday 16 December 2010, 6 - 8 p.m

Exhibition: 16 December 2010 - 31 January 2011
Viewable daily 4 - 11 p.m

At: Paul's Walk, Blackfriars, City of London, EC4

Transport: Train: City Thameslink (2 mins walk).
Tube: Take the Circle or District lines to Mansion House or Temple stations. Both are within 12 minutes walk of the site.
*See Press Release link below for a Map and travel information

'Human beings can see nothing around them that is not their own image; everything speaks to them of themselves. Their very landscape is alive' - Guy Debord, 1959.

With the kind permission of The City of London, Hive are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the new public art installation ' The Black Balloon | Northbank ' by Charlie Hope and Jamie Hamilton.

The Black Balloon is a video and sound-art installation documenting an artistic intervention into London airspace. The piece gives a unique perspective on the city of London which is by turns playful, uplifting and technologically innovative.

Through this we are offered a new perspective on our conventionally structured perception of the built environment of the city as part of Hive's aim to bring alive idle sites and humanise public spaces as a platform for artists and the public to engage.

For Press Enquiries, Further Information And Images Contact:
Aeon Rose - Communications Officer: info@hivelondon.org
Hive at La Ruche (Landline): +44 (0) 207 481 3230
Attilia Fattori Franchini - Project Manager: attilia@hivelondon.org

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Sound Installation for The Black Balloon made possible by the kind support of FeONIC Technology Ltd.

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