Anthony Gormley – Blind Light

Anthony Gormley (the talented British sculptor who created the Angel of the North) had an exhibition in London at the moment called ‘Blind Light’. Although it’s presented by the Hayward gallery, the exhibition is by no means confined there. In fact, according to the Southbank Centre website, it “features sculptural casts of the artist’s body on rooftops and public walkways across central London, dramatically transforming the city skyline”. And they are dramatic indeed.

On a recent trip to London with Rob Smart we both regretted not having our cameras with us to capture the eerie sight of bronze sculptures poised on the edges of dozens of rooftops around the centre of the city. Today, I didn’t forget, and managed to snap a few shots while walking across Waterloo Bridge.

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Of course, none of this is new news to anyone living in London, but for me, with my frequent but irregular visits to the city, this is quite exciting. Has anyone been into the exhibition itself? I quite like the idea of walking into a cloud. For just £8 (and half price on Mondays apparently) I may well have to go and take a look.

4 replies on “Anthony Gormley – Blind Light”

  1. I’m a big fan of Anthony Gormley. I went to see an exhibition of his at Tate St Ives a few years ago (…was that with you and Ray?) which was very good. They had an installation of his Field piece – a thousand little clay figures staring back at you; quite striking.

    I’m keen to see the current exhibition, but I so rarely find myself in London. Maybe a trip needs planning.

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