London unveils street art galleries
For decades host to nests of art galleries, the exclusive districts of Mayfair and Belgravia are to become an outdoor art gallery.
Twelve artworks constitute the Wander Art Trail, hosted by the property company Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and curated by Alter Projects, and are being placed among the streetscape for the next four weeks, unveiled on November 30.
As you stroll Mayfair uncharacteristically empty of shoppers, look for works by Yinka Ilori on Mount Street (pictured), Margaux Carpentier in Brown Hart Gardens and Morgan Myerscough in Grosvenor Square, as well as French painter Julien Colombier on Mount Street and Mexican designer Fernando Laposse on Mercato Metropolitano. The new commissions add to existing artworks, including Camille Walala’s hugely popular Walala Lounge on South Molton Street, and Neil French’s Three Figures in Bourdon Place, Mayfair. In Belgravia artists unveiling their work include Craig & Karl in Eccleston Yards, Kinska on Pimlico Road, Richard Woods in Lower Grosvenor Gardens, and Emily Forgot on Elizabeth Street, as well as Barcelona-based Ricardo Cavolo in Eccleston Yards, Germany’s Jordan Söderberg Mills in Halkin Arcade, and Brazil’s Andre Mendes on Eccleston Street.
“Our goal with the Wander Art Trail is to deliver a major cultural intervention across Grosvenor’s neighbourhoods of Mayfair and Belgravia that encompasses the estate’s ambition of building the most vibrant and inclusive communities in London, attracting visitors from near and far’ said Anna Pingroun of Alter Projects. “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.’