28th April 2014 • News
Art at the Bridge #4
The votes are in and we can now reveal Andrew Stanford as the winning artist of ‘Art at the Bridge #4’, the interactive exhibition held at Tower Bridge in collaboration with the Southwark Arts Forum – and he has claimed his prestigious prize of raising Tower Bridge!
The exhibition, in which visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork, was displayed in the Bridge’s atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms from 1st May 2013 to 31st January 2014 and explored the ‘Landscapes and Elements’ that make the UK capital one of the most impressive cities of the world. It was viewed by over 2,000 visitors a day, and Andrew’s vibrant abstract interpretation of the world’s most famous bridge (‘Tower Bridge 2011’) proved to be the ultimate winner. Andrew’s chosen media is traditional film photography and he takes a hands-on approach in his work, processing and hand-printing it himself.
Andrew commented: “Tower Bridge is by far the most famous venue in which my artwork has been shown and it is a great honour to receive this recognition from its visitors. I was also very excited about performing a bridge lift. Having all those mechanisms to operate and when you hear the bascules moving, it’s amazing.”
Now Vote for the Winner of ‘Art at the Bridge #5’! On display once again in the Engine Rooms, the fifth exhibition in the series looks at ‘Connections’, reflecting the Bridge’s role in connecting culture and communities through artworks from 10 disabled artists from Southwark Arts Forum. Visitors are again invited to vote for their favourite to see the winner raise Tower Bridge!
Entry to ‘Art at the Bridge #5’, as well as both current Walkway exhibitions, is included in the admission price.