A bright wrap of colours has appeared next to the Elizabeth line station at Canary Wharf – as a new permanent artwork by Adam Nathaniel Furman.

We’re told that Furman’s work, titled Click Your Heels Together Three Times, is intended as the architectural scale equivalent of Judy Garland’s famous ruby shoes in The Wizard of Oz.

Candidly, it does look rather like the leggings worn in 1980s fitness videos though.

The installation wraps the underside and pillars of Canary Wharf’s Adams Plaza Bridge and will greet visitors to the Wharf as they arrive from the Elizabeth line’s western entrance.

The installation forms part of Canary Wharf Group’s permanent public art collection.

When considering queer artwork in public spaces, artist Adam Nathaniel Furman said: “It is important for there to be representation of all our communities and backgrounds in the public realm in order for everyone to feel welcome, as well as to simply make our urban spaces truly interesting and diverse, which benefits everyone who occupies them… Canary Wharf has fascinated me since I was a child…amazing in its scale, cleanliness, and it’s futuristic aesthetics…which I love reacting to by layering alternative meanings.”

As the location was used in the filming of the Star Wars TV series, Andor, it’ll be fun to learn what the Empire thinks of gay rights.




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  1. Dan Coleman says:

    Quite a nice accompaniment to “Captivated by Colour” by Camille Walala in the walkway above!

  2. NG says:

    Looks like a “Pride Banner” – bet it gets some idiots annoyed & steaming!
    Which reminds me – I’m cross-posting this from the “pride” thread – I hope you don’t mind:
    The ranters hate “it” ( “pride” ) because they are afraid …
    Afraid of change, afraid of themseleves, afraid that their past (often religious ) brainwashing wasn’t true, afraid because they not only don’t, but can’t understand – usually because they are stupid …
    Correction – it is not “about the money” – that’s a convenient sham – it’s about “others” – like Jews in 1930’s Germany, or the Cathars, or ….

    • MMR says:

      They’ve also been whipped up in the last year by anti-trans nonsense which was laundered into the mainstream by fools like Rowling, Morgan, etc.

      I believe it’s a planned operation to chisel away at LGB rights, after they realised it was largely settled for the majority. Once they chip away into Pride, they can start going after women, minorities, and so on.

      I doubt Rowling, Morgan etc will notice.

  3. Ann says:

    I just like it because it is, not because it has any links or connotations. Colour in the city does not have to mean anything other than fun, humour, its artwork primarily to me. Canary Wharf has some great artistic events, the lights and temporary events are worth a hike to London any day.

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