This year, we’re proud to be hosting an incredible exhibition, Capturing London, by the artist Julie Leonard, as part of our Urban Eden season.
Until Friday 1st September at Broadgate Tower, you can view several series of artwork featuring cityscapes, landscapes and portraits on prints taken from drawings done in situ by Julie on her iPad or iPhone.
Seeking to show how sustainable places enhance wellbeing, attracting and linking people from different ages and walks of life, Julie draws on her technology expertise through the use of digital media.
Some works were created by Julie during visits to Broadgate Tower while others feature nearby Liverpool Street Station and relate to her 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.
This exhibition is part of our 2017 Programme; if you’d like to take a look at Julie’s Broadgate Tower exhibition please confirm your visit by emailing our art curator Rosie Glenn at email@example.com
About the artist
Julie is a painter, printmaker and on-screen iPhone digital artist living and working in London. Her drawings are captured in-situ and from on-the-spot photography, often in a matter of minutes to form a kind of visual diary.
Using her iPhone as an electronic sketchbook, Julie weaves a unique and compelling narrative to illustrate observations of everyday situations out and about in the community and to tell a story about the people and the spaces or about the discreet moments observed.
London-based Julie Leonard studied Fine Art Painting at De Montford University and her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at New London Architecture in 2016. Appointed Crossrail Artist-in-Residence in 2014, Julie also works on extensive community projects, teaching workshops and commissions.
Other art to see this spring at Broadgate
The Sheltering Five by Rosie Leventon (until 18th April at Exchange House) - five incredible recycle-inspired sculptures from the London-based artist.
Natural Histories by Tracey Bush (until 29th May at 201 Bishopsgate) - delicate and subtle plant studies, artist's books and cut-paper pieces which reference traditions of botanicals and herbariums.
Green Space by Mark Diacono (10th-31st March at Finsbury Avenue Square) - energizing and inspiring photographs of nature and gardening projects.
Nourishment by Anthony Turner (from 27th March to 31st May at Broadgate Tower) - evocative stone carving inspired by nature.