An innovative new sculpture trail in London showcases hidden art.
There's no shortage of world-class art experiences to be enjoyed in London, but The Line offers something most other institutions can't - an outdoor setting.
London's first contemporary art walk, running from Greenwich to Stratford, is led by urban regeneration expert Clive Dutton OBE and art dealer Megan Piper. The recently opened sculpture walk aims to bring artworks out of storage and in front of the public. "I have a personal fascination with the amount of artwork that exists and is squirrelled away in storage, hidden from public view," says Piper. "I wanted to come up with a way of presenting it all."
The project won influential supporters from the outset, including photographer David Bailey and Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger, and was largely crowdfunded, raising more than $288,200. The Line will initially feature works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Martin Creed, Gary Hume and Eduardo Paolozzi, and will be continually updated.
Linking The O2 arena in Greenwich to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, the route broadly follows the line of the Meridian and takes around three hours to complete on foot - just remember to enjoy the new arty view.
The Line, London