A rainbow artwork has appeared in Soho Square to welcome Londoners out of the latest stage of lockdown restrictions.

Looking suspiciously like it should have a children’s swing in it, the 2-metre high tubular rainbow has been created by London-based artist Graham McLoughlin, and is said to reflect both the local gay community and the NHS rainbow

The artwork is called OHelloSunshine.

OHelloSunshine (c) Joshua Bratt

Graham McLoughlin’s work became more widely recognised following his HeartsOfLondon art installation in 2015, comprising 14 heart-shaped cycle stands across London to celebrate British design and promote cycling in the city.


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  1. Rant-bow says:

    Well, that’s a shame.

    There’s a definitive way the EM spectrum works, and with it the order of colours, and which way that order goes.

    This is not it.

    Tubular? Yes. Rainbow? No.

  2. Dave says:

    The picture and endless reproductions is the colour spectrum we ‘all’ know, based on the original six identified by Newton. Somewhat later he did add indigo into the mix, which sat between blue and violet.
    I think now science refers to spectral colours. These are red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue and violet.
    Um, ask the average person what cyan is……. ‘nuf said.

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