Dezeen promotion: 12 artworks by Yinka Ilori, Morag Myerscough, Richard Woods and more form an outdoor gallery along a trail through London neighbourhoods Mayfair and Belgravia.
As pandemic-related government restrictions ease across the UK, Londoners are invited to explore a string of installations positioned along a walkable route, forming the Wander Art Trail.
Curated by Alter-Projects, the series of artworks was created by local, national and international artists and designers.
The public art projects range from murals and street furniture to large-scale urban interventions, spread out across the central London neighbourhoods.
“Our goal with the Wander Art Trail is to deliver a major cultural intervention across [the] neighbourhoods of Mayfair and Belgravia that encompasses the ambition of building the most vibrant and inclusive communities in London, attracting visitors from near and far,” said Alter-Projects founder Anne-Laure Pingreoun.
“We are thrilled to have the participation of some of today’s most inspiring artists who will bring a unique, bold, surprising, and thought-provoking experience to the area.”
In Mayfair, works include a structure on Mount Street by UK artist Yinka Ilori. His installation comprises an illuminated passage with steps on either side.
Also on Mount Street is a tropical mural by French painter Julien Colombier, while Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has hung a set of purple monkey light sculptures from the portico of Mercato Mayfair.
Morag Myerscough’s bamboo See Through pavilion straddles a path in Grosvenor Square, and is covered with positive messages written in bold text on bright boards.
The new commissions join existing artworks in the area, including Camille Walala’s Walala Lounge on South Molton Street.
The trail continues south into Belgravia, where work by UK artists includes Craig & Karl in Eccleston Yards and Richard Woods in Lower Grosvenor Gardens.
On Pimlico Road, Kinska has installed a combined planter and seating decorated with faces framed by waves of colourful hair.
More street furniture can be found on Elizabeth Street, where Emily Forgot’s postmodern-style Fabriques pieces add bold shapes and hues to the urban landscape.
Among international artists presenting pieces in Belgravia are Germany’s Jordan Söderberg Mills in Halkin Arcade, Brazil’s Andre Mendes on Eccleston Street, and a soon-to-be-unveiled work by Barcelona-based Ricardo Cavolo in Eccleston Yards.
For more information and updates on the Wander Art Trail, visit the Mayfair and Belgravia website.
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