This September, head out to Wembley Park to explore the area’s first public art trail with three new installations to discover.
North West London’s cultural neighbourhood, Wembley Park, is expanding its free art programme for visitors and residents. So, from Tuesday 1st September 2020 you will be able to enjoy three new installations, along with 11 existing pieces of art, on a specially created public art trail.
This new art trail will be the opening highlight of the first London Mural Festival, which runs throughout September.
The colourful artworks
On the trail, you will discover Better Together, Brent-born graffiti artist and designer Pref’s large-scale street artwork. Commissioned by the festival’s creators, it will be situated next to Wembley’s world-famous national stadium.
Pref is known for creating multi-layered three-dimensional lettering; often with one word laying on top of or inside the other words. Better Together, inspired by recent social and political events, will showcase his signature style. The design will highlight the importance of community, unity and pulling together.
Over in Arena Square, you will find Brent icons George Michael, Twiggy, Arthur Wint, Amy Johnson and Jayaben Desai, commemorated in a new phone box art installation. Legends Calling, created by renowned artist and lighting designer Louisa Smurthwaite, will see the figures of these five local heroes float as blue lights within three iconic British (K6) red telephone boxes.
A new dynamic mural will also be unveiled on the side of Wembley Park’s Beton building. Conceived by artists at French creative agency Muzéo, it is inspired by the insightful and witty approach of conceptual art. The mural plays with both representation and what’s real. Visitors can interact with the art as they walk down the passage next to the building, as word Beton changes from being distorted to clear and straight.
These three new installations will join 11 existing pieces of art, to create Wembley Park’s first art trail. To follow the trail, you will be able to download a digital map. QR codes on each piece will give you information on the artist and the significance of the artwork.
Wembley Park’s cultural side
The art trail forms part of Wembley Park Arts, an extensive cultural programme of live music, sports, entertainment and theatre designed for the local community and visitors to enjoy alongside shopping or eating out.
This summer’s post-lockdown programme makes full use of the neighbourhood’s design features, including wide tree-lined boulevards, public squares and green spaces, as well as offering support to local artists and creatives whose livelihoods have been impacted by the virus.
If you like the sound of this free art trail, you might also like to check out another urban art trail, The Bees, in central London.
When: From 1st September 2020
Where: Wembley Park, London
More info: wembleypark.com