Saturday 7 April 2012

London Pride Festival - Beasts and Artwork

We recently took the kids to the London Pride event which was organised to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee visit to our borough. The event consisted of showcasing local artists, but also some of Britain’s most famous artists including Damien Hirst, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon. Also at the event were exhibits from graduates of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

The path to the exhibition was lined with pennants, I recognised the British Union Jack, the three lions for England (the Royal Arms of England) and the red dragon for Wales ( Y Ddraig Goch). The only one I hadn't seen before was the yellow flag with the red dragon which I guessed represented Scotland (I found it's the the Royal Standard of Scotland).

The exhibition oepened with this dramatic display called the Queens Beasts by Tom Hiscock.

This is the Lion of England and I think the Yale of Beaufort behind.

I think this is the The White Horse of Hanover below. These pictures don't do justice to how sparkly the beasts were in the sun.

More artwork inside - but look at the items in the display case behind.

The display case was full of origami animals and really caught everyone's eye.

Damien Hirsts spotty car:

Glass art.

A wardrobe designed by a design student. Looks like a giant Jenga game.

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