Art at the Bridge #6: Local London Art on display in Tower Bridge’s famous engine rooms 13 April 2015 – Early 2016

Local London Art on display in Tower Bridge’s famous engine rooms 13 April 2015 – Early 2016

  • Art at the Bridge, a showcase of talented local Southwark artists, returns to Tower
    Bridge this Spring
  • Working across a range of media, eight artists’ works will include photography, drawing,
    print, painting and more on the theme of ‘Tides of Change: charting life’s ebbs and flows’
  • In its sixth year, Art at the Bridge #6 is a collaboration between the Southwark Arts Forum
    and Tower Bridge
  • A spotlight will be cast on distinguished older artists aged 55 and above selected as part
    of Southwark Arts Forum’s judging process
  • This exhibition will run from 13 April - Early 2016 Private View: 15 April 2015
  • For further images and information please email

As the acclaimed Art at the Bridge #5 exhibition draws to a close, Tower Bridge is delighted to announce the launch of Art at the Bridge #6, the sixth exhibition to be held in collaboration with leading local arts charity, Southwark Arts Forum. This successful partnership was established in 2011 as part of Tower Bridge’s ongoing commitment to engage with, and acknowledge, the talents of the local community. Tower Bridge’s regular exhibitions provide an opportunity for artists to gain exposure to an international audience of approximately 2,500 visitors daily.

On display in the atmospheric Engine Rooms, the once mighty powerhouse of the bridge’s Victorian structure, the exhibition will explore through the work of eight artists the theme ‘Tides Kay Goodridge, Reading Between the Lines – A living Line, 2015 of Change: charting life’s ebbs and flows’. Each artist will draw inspiration from the theme of change, expressing life’s highs and lows, in a range of works spanning painting to photography.

The exhibition theme reflects the artists’ experiences and their emotional responses to life, both playful and personal, such as ‘Reading Between the Lines’, which evokes memories from a significant transition in the artist Kay Goodridge’s life. In contrast, artist Sophie Horton takes a more literal approach, depicting the transient nature of London’s cityscape.

The exhibition runs from 1 April 2015 to early 2016 and admission will be included in the entry for Tower Bridge Exhibition.

Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge Exhibition, commented:
“We’re delighted to be working with the Southwark Arts Forum again this spring to showcase the talented artists living and working in the Southwark borough. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with a wonderful local charity who work hard to support and sustain the arts in the area surrounding Tower Bridge. Tower Bridge Exhibition is proud to play host to this great work.”

Bridget Edwards, Southwark Arts Forum Director, commented:
"SAF is thrilled to work again with the team at Tower Bridge, producing an exhibition that showcases the work of older artists. Not only are they exhibiting at one of London’s iconic buildings, but their work is to be seen by tens of thousands of visitors from home and abroad. The range of work interpreting the theme ‘Tides of Change’ is reflective of the huge talent there is in London’s artist community regardless of age. The generosity and creativity of the Tower Bridge team make this event a highlight of SAF’s programme and a prestigious affair for all involved."


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Notes to Editors:

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe- Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra). 

The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill.

Tower Bridge Exhibition is open every day from 10.00am to 5.30pm (April-Sept) and 9.30am to 5.00pm (Oct-March) with last admission half an hour before closing. Admission prices for Tower Bridge are adults £9, children aged 5-15 £3.90, under 5s free and concessions £6.30. Special group rates are available.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission charge to Tower Bridge Exhibition.

The experience visiting the high-level Walkways has now been bolstered with the glass floor, addition of touch screens showcasing how the Bridge raises in its modern context. Whilst the popular Great Bridges of the World exhibition has been refreshed, now featuring 40 of the world’s most revered bridges, each of which represents a breathtaking feat of engineering. 

Tower Bridge and the Monument are provided by The City of London Corporation – a uniquely diverse organisation, in that it not only promotes and supports the City and provides it with a full range of services, but provides wider services for London and for the nation as a whole.

Southwark Arts Forum
Southwark Arts Forum (SAF) is a leading arts charity that has been supporting artists and creative industries in South London since 1987. With more than 3,000 members, from visual artists and musicians to community groups, theatres and local businesses, Southwark Arts Forum provides support and information to artists and arts organisations to help them excel and have an impact on their community.

Southwark Arts Forum is a registered charity and receives funding from local authorities and support through private donations, sponsors and membership.

For more information about Southwark Arts Forum, its artists, exhibitions, opportunities and events, visit

Silver Ambassadors is a Southwark Arts Forum programme that develops and promotes creative and learning opportunities for older people, including people in sheltered housing and residential homes.

The artists featured in Art at the Bridge #6 are:

Robert Porter
Keith Ashley
Derek Turner
Sophie Horton
David McGrath
Dan Knight
Kay Goodridge
Kim Thorton

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