From the sci-fi surroundings of Waterloo underground station to the green serenity of Postman’s Park, the classic grandeur of Leadenhall Market to the modern sleekness of The Shard, London life is a diverse tapestry of colours, shapes, people, buildings and places.
The upcoming Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition at London Transport Museum is a celebration of the unique character of the city. Opening on 15 May, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the capital through the eyes of 100 illustrators, each of whom has created a snapshot of their own personal London.
Each illustration is accompanied by a short description from the artist, outlining the inspiration behind their creation. The works on display were chosen from over 1,000 entries by an expert panel of judges from the art and design world. We loved last year’s prize entries and can’t wait to see what’s been submitted this year.
Accompanying the exhibition is an evening talk on 9 June, hosted by author Oliver Green, on the 10th floor of the art deco headquarters of London Underground at 55 Broadway at St James’s Park. Tickets are also on sale for a special late opening with music, drinks and activities on 15 May.
We’re delighted to be media partners to this exhibition and will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum 15 May-6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions, and allows access for a 12 month period from the date of purchase. Tickets to the Friday Late cost £12/£10.