Using the Bridge as artistic stimuli and exploring the themes of appearance and disguise, Tower Bridge's inaugural Artist in Residence, Alex Evans, presents 'Beauty and the Bridge', a new exhibition of works created in response to an internationally recognised symbol of London and incredible feat of Victorian engineering.
Launching on 17 July and running until Autumn 2017, artist Alex Evans's densely intricate pen and ink drawings use mathematic traditions to explore the relationship between architecture, geometry and nature. His new work will be displayed inside the Bridge’s South Tower and consists of 2D contour drawings, digital print making, and 3D pieces using mirrors, silk and Portland stone (one of the key materials used in the construction of the Bridge).
A central component of the Residency was the artist’s engagement with families, schools and the local community. Working closely with Tower Bridge’s Learning Team and drawing on his strong educational experience, Alex has led a series of dynamic, interactive and thoughtprovoking workshops with children aged 7 to 10 years old from the Boutcher Primary School in Southwark.
By exploring the unique architectural qualities of Tower Bridge through drawing, collage and photography, the children produced a series of kaleidoscopic visions, which will be on display in the West Walkway as part of this exhibition. These playful artworks share an engaging vision of Tower Bridge as seen through the eyes of young Londoners.