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Four Corners

Paparatzzi by Andre Pierre, 2007 - © Andre Pierre

by Andre Pierre, 2007
© Andre Pierre

Four Corners
East | West | South | North

24 March - 5 August 2007
Studio Gallery
Admission free

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.

Andrea Levy by Mary Dunkin - © Mary Dunkin

Andrea Levy
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:

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Artsdepot, North Finchley

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Sutton House, National Trust, Hackney

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Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford

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198 Gallery, Brixton

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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