See in International Women’s Day in the Tower Bridge Engine Rooms, with an all-female seventh edition of Art at the Bridge opening today.
This small exhibition, Building Bridges: The Female Perspective, itself forms a bridge between the international tourist attraction spanning the Thames and the local community beneath it. It’s also refreshing to see work by female artists in the typically male sphere of the Engine Rooms.
There are a few stand-out pieces but we liked the variety of approaches on show. Jeeeun Hong’s close-up photograph of swathes of fabric, comments on the traditional ‘softness’ and ‘femininity’ of the maternal role, holding a family together, while Victoria Coster’s collage of discarded receipts and tickets from around the world unites women’s experiences across time and space.
It’s a tad worthy but also quite heart-warming, and a good reason to get yourself to the bascule chambers of the Thames’ most iconic bridge this spring.
Art at the Bridge #7 is at the Tower Bridge Engine Rooms until 31 July. Entrance is included in the general admission cost of £9/£6.30/£3.90. Londonist saw this exhibition on a complimentary press ticket.