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William Blake’s Poetry and Art Installation

  • January 7, 2010
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The collaboration between Project Blake and Southbank Mosaics has turned a run-down railway tunnel near Archbishop’s Park that most people would have hurried to get out of into a destination in its own right.

24 mosaics of William Blake’s work are accompanied by sound boxes of his poems spoken by local residents including the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Blake was a Londoner who was born and died north of the river. Yet he spent a decade (between 1790 and 1800) living in Hercules Road, Lambeth.

“He wrote that he wanted his work enlarged and put up into public space, so this is what the artists and volunteers at Southbank Mosaics have done,” says David Tootill who founded the social enterprise based in the crypt of St John’s Waterloo.

Read the entire article here and view pictures of the exhibit here.

Image Source : Jessicamulley

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