by Andre Pierre, 2007
© Andre Pierre
24 March - 5 August 2007
London is a vibrant city with many different cultures contributing to its success. Londoners are often very proud of the part of London they call home, as well as having great pride in their cultural heritage from other parts of the world.
This exhibition has been created by four groups from across London. The National Portrait Gallery has developed partnerships with local London galleries and cultural venues to involve people from the four corners of London in a series of workshops. The participants worked with practising artists and workshop leaders to create their own work in a range of media, using the National Portrait Gallery Collection and their own personal experiences of London as inspiration.
Through portraiture, the Four Corners project celebrates London's richness through the perspective of some of its many different cultures.
by Mary Dunkin
© Mary Dunkin
Displayed alongside the participants' work are photographic portraits of celebrated Londoners from each of the exhibition's 'four corners' in the National Portrait Gallery Collection. Portraits of Gurhinda Chadha, Trevor Nelson and Andrea Levy are among the works on display.
The exhibition includes hands-on activities and family visitors are welcome.
The partners in the project are:
198 Gallery, Brixton
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
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