9th August 2018 • News
Imogen Piper announced as 2018 Artist in Residence
Tower Bridge is excited to announce Imogen Piper as our 2018 Artist in Residence. The artists in residence programme, now in its second year, will respond to the wealth of data amassed over Tower Bridge’s 130-year history relating to its structure, mechanics, processes and people.
Imogen’s practice has previously focused on the artistic interpretation of data, such as her recent work ‘Encoded Revolt’, performed at both Imperial War Museum and the Design Museum. This makes her the perfect choice to create artwork which reveals stories, perspectives or patterns which were previously hidden. With a broad range of skills, embracing coding, woodwork, metalwork, composition, film and performance, we’re looking forward to seeing which direction Imogen’s residency takes.
Throughout the residency, Imogen will also engage with staff, visitors and local groups at Tower Bridge, including through workshops with local students from Boutcher C of E Primary School. Imogen will also be designing our Big Draw family learning event on 20th October – more information on this event and other opportunities to engage with the residency will be made available shortly.
The residency will run from August to October 2018 and an exhibition of her work will be on display inside the Bridge from November 2018 until January 2019. The artist in residence programme is part of Tower Bridge’s cultural programme, which includes a wide array of events including the upcoming Bascule Chamber concerts as part of the Totally Thames Festival.