Present in the Past: Renovation and Revival in King's Cross Central

5 Feb 2015 – 25 Feb 2015

Event times

Appointments to view can be arranged by calling +44 (0)7807 676499
Artist’s Talk with Jeremy Smith Archivist from L.M.A Archives: Tuesday, 10 Feb 6 - 6.30pm: Conversations with Archives - working with archival images towards new creative projects.
Followed at 6.45 by Drinks in the gallery - a further chance to view the works.

Collyer Bristow Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Bus: 19, 38, 55, 243,25, 242, 521
  • Tube: Holborn, Chancery Lane

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A solo exhibition of 30 drawings drawn from the London print archives which evoke a sense of the changing face of Kings Cross the largest area of urban redevelopment in Europe.


Part document, part fiction Present in the Past: Renovation and Revival in King's Cross Central presents architectural regeneration as inevitable, while considering its effect on the environment and communities of today.

Places and fragments are appropriated from imagery hidden in London's print archives and subverted in scale, context and content to create the new works.

Jerwood Drawing Prize winner artist, Anne Howeson, rubs out and redraws the digitally printed images to create drawings which give a sense of the passing of time through a mixture of memory and invention. 

The archieve prints are from the London Metropolitan Archives, Museum of London and the Foundling Museum.

Anne Howeson is a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner and lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She works on self-initiated drawing projects, including the solo exhibition ‘Remember Me’, at the Guardian News Media October 2009. She is an exhibitor in the 2014 Derwent Art prize and National Open Art Award and was an invited artist in the 2011 Discerning Eye show at Mall Gallery. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of London. annehoweson.com



Lucy Day

Eliza Gluckman

Exhibiting artists

Anne Howeson


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