Capturing London brings digital art to life

We’re proud to present the exhibition Capturing London (1st June-1st September) at Broadgate Tower as part of our Life Meets Tech summer season. 

Artist Julie Leonard creates digital drawings of London life via her iPhone which doubles as an electronic sketchbook. Captured in-situ and from on-the-spot photography, often in a matter of minutes, the artworks form a visual diary of Julie’s travels around the capital, weaving a unique and compelling narrative to illustrate observations of everyday situations (see amazing movies of how she creates her art here).  

Drawing on her technology expertise through the use of digital media, Julie’s pieces reflect on the connectivity binding individuals through the places in which they live and work, and through the unseen nature of global networks.

Capturing London showcases several series of artwork including cityscapes, landscapes and portraits, in which Julie explores the spaces in and around Broadgate. Several pieces in the exhibition have been created whilst in situ at The Broadgate Tower, others relate to nearby Liverpool Street Station and to Julie’s role as Crossrail Artist-in-Residence, combining views of contemporary London with those of the archaeological discoveries of Bedlam alongside scenes of regeneration of the City.

Viewings are available 10am-4pm weekdays. To ensure ease of access on arrival, please confirm your visit by email with our art curator, Rosie Glenn (rg@rosieglennfineart.co.uk).

About the artist

London-based Julie Leonard studied Fine Art Painting at De Montford University, her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at New London Architecture in 2016.

Appointed Crossrail Artist-in-Residence 2014, Julie also works on extensive community projects, teaching workshops and commissions. To find out more about Julie Leonard and her digital artwork visit artbyjulieleonard.co.uk and follow her @JulieLeonard_. The artwork for this exhibition was printed by Farringdon-based DL Graphics.

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