Client: Crown Estate
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2009
Artwork budget: $100,000
Martin Donlin Limited
Crown Estate Associates
30 square metres of digital printed glass with sandblast etching. With Slimline LED light-boxes.
Housed within an old Victorian Art Gallery just off Regent Street. The artwork has responded to the diverse and varied history of the building. This being mainly abstract but including many references to the buildings history as an art gallery and the first electric cinema in London.
The architects gave me a brief to simply brighten the space up in any way possible.
A bold composition is clearly visible from the street with an engaging amount of detail to be read on the glass whilst waiting for the lifts.
Heddon Street is located between Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street in central London. It was home to the Hedonist Club, the Hell Fire Club and was the location for the Beatles last rooftop gig and the cover photos for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album. All this information and more is acid-etched onto the glass in the lift area.