Tower Bridge Exhibition to Host All Female Exhibition on International Women's Day
- Art at the Bridge, a showcase of talented local artists returns to Tower Bridge Exhibition this spring
- In collaboration with Southwark Arts Forum, Tower Bridge will be showcasing the works of 15 female artists with the theme ‘Building Bridges: The Female Perspective’
- Launching on International Women’s day, the exhibition will form a dialogue that reflects upon female perspectives in the community through a range of media
- The exhibition will run from 8 March – 31 July Private preview: 7 March 2016
15 female artists have been selected as part of the seventh edition of Art at the Bridge. The exhibition at Tower Bridge in partnership with Southwark Arts Forum, will celebrate emerging female artists to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8th March. The artists were invited to submit their interpretation on this year’s theme ‘Building Bridges: The Female Perspective’ through a variety of media, including, paintings, video, photography and drawing. Among the artists are:
- Charlotte Tymms, a mixed media artist, takes direct inspiration from her experience living on a historic barge on the river Thames
- Donna Leighton, a print artist, creates ‘The New Baby’, exploring the exhibition’s theme by commenting on the metaphorical bridges a mother must build with the arrival of a new baby
- Pauline Etim-Ubah, a photographer, creates ‘I always wanted to be an engineer’ which poignantly captures her mother’s and her own journey of pursuing civil engineering as a career through a selection of photographs
Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge Exhibition, says: “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the Southwark Arts Forum for a seventh edition of Art at the Bridge. Welcoming over seven hundred thousand visitors a year, it’s a strong platform to showcase talented artists living and working in the Southwark borough to our visitors from around the globe.”
Bridget Edwards, Southwark Arts Forum Director, says: “Southwark Arts Forum is proud to be working with Tower Bridge to produce the exhibition 'Building Bridges, the Female Perspective'.
Women are well known as good communicators - intuitive, sensitive, provocative and funny! These works by fifteen artists portray this well.”
The collection will be on display in the Engine Rooms, where the mighty bridge lifts were once powered. 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.
The exhibition runs from 8 March 2016 to 31 July 2016 and admission will be included in the entry for Tower Bridge Exhibition.
About 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)
- Tower Bridge Exhibition opening hours:
- Summer Opening Hours: April - September 10:00 - 17:30 (last admission)
- Winter Opening Hours: October - March 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission)
- Admission prices for Tower Bridge Exhibition:
- Adults: £9
- Children aged 5-15: £3.90
- Concessions: £6.30
- Family tickets from £14.10
- Under 5s free
- Group rates available for groups of 10 or more
- The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill
- The experience visiting the high-level Walkways has now been bolstered with the addition of the new glass floor, which gives visitors a unique perspective of London 42 metres above the Thames. Guests are able to tread on the glass floor whilst traffic passes beneath their feet – the glass floor panels can withstand the weight equivalent to one elephant or two London Black Cabs.
- 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 are supported 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. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.