Art to energise London

Across Broadgate – from Finsbury Avenue Square to Exchange House – vibrant neon trees are bringing light to cold days and dark nights.

Created by British artist David Ogle, Light Traces is a series of magical artworks that offer an oasis of light which will delight and inspire visitors of all ages. Energise your New Year in their vibrant glow and lose yourself to a dream-like experience while escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Join us for a lunchtime art tour with David on Friday 9th February. 

From now until 22nd February 2018, Light Traces will be at the following locations.  

Lumen | Finsbury Avenue Square and Exchange House Atrium
Lumen is an installation of tree-like structures forming a luminous canopy of interlocking neon branches, shrouding the space in colour and light. Lumen was commissioned by Illuminating York in 2016.

Loomings | 201 Bishopsgate
Loomings, part of an ongoing project by Ogle, documents artworks the artist has produced in remote landscapes across Northern England and Wales. Aiming to harness the dramatic landscapes of these sites, Ogle traces the movements of the elements with smoke and LED lights, allowing the environmental characteristics to shape the final composition.

Tensure ease of access on arrival at Exchange House and 201 Bishopsgate, please confirm your visit in advance with Broadgate’s Art Curator, Rosie Glenn on rg@rosieglennfineart.co.uk

Loomings is supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB and the assistance of staff at Ainsdale Nature Reserve & Sand Dunes. Photography and videography is by Andrew Brooks.

About David Ogle
David Ogle (b.1987) graduated from Lancaster University with a 1st class BA in Fine Art History and Practice in 2009, and an MA with a Distinction in Contemporary Arts Research in 2012. David Ogle’s work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe, with notable solo exhibitions and commissions including: Lumen (York St. John University, York, UK – Illuminating York), In Another Light (Croft Castle, Herefordshire, UK – The National Trust) and Subterranean: Sculpture Shock (The Vaults, London – The Royal British Society of Sculptors).

Light Traces has been produced and curated by Mark Devereux Projects (markdevereuxprojects.com) alongside Broadgate’s Art Curator, Rosie Glenn (rosieglenn.co.uk).

Share your photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @BroadgateLondon. And sign up for our art tour with David on Friday 9th February. 

 Photography by Axel Drury