Two new art projects are brightening up Southwark Station. Passengers and passers-by may have noticed a billboard painting by Rolf Harris displayed outside the station and a mural created at a Bermondsey youth club.
It features the procession of the state coach in the style of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, a Victorian hero of Harris.
The work in progress was filmed by the BBC for his Rolf in Art TV series. Rolf said: "It's great being given the chance to follow one of my heroes. Klimt was a great artist – painting strong, erotic scenes, which were revolutionary in their day."
The Man Map of London
Close-up of the mural
The Sculptural Graffiti project which produced "Man Map of London, is based at Downside Youth Club in Bermondsey and runs for three weeks from 12 August. It is part of the Thames Festival and has been funded through the Youth Justice Board and The Arts Council.
London Underground last week announced that Southwark passengers will also be able to enjoy two sculptures from an earlier Sculptural Graffiti project which were previously displayed at Barbican Underground station. The sculptures will be on view in the circulating area at the bottom of the escalators.
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