A train station* near a famous art gallery has gained its own art display, courtesy of the local school.
North Dulwich is the station, just down the road from the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the art on display on the station platforms was created by children from the Dulwich Hamlet Junior School.
The 7-11 year olds created 14 displays which are positioned in the arches along the side of each platform. Southwark Council funded the frames through a grant of £5,000 from its “Cleaner Greener Safer” fund.
The art is designed by the students around a number of topics, including the works of particular artists, and was initially displayed as part of the school’s art exhibit. It will remain on display all year.
I could make an daft arty comment about how the brick alcoves create personal introspective spaces wherein the viewer is constrained by the barriers of mind and brick and forced to focus inwardly on the art and seek a respite from the commuter fuss behind.
But I wont.
*yeah yeah, whatever.