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Leading Lights Exhibition, 11th to 15th March, in the John Jones Project Space

Leading Lights Exhibition, 11th to 15th March, in the John Jones Project Space

Leading Lights is an exhibition of concept designs for a new public art lighting scheme for the Seven Sisters Road and Stroud Green Road Bridges.  The exhibition is initiated by Islington Council, co-ordinated by All Change, a community arts charity, and held in the new John Jones Project Space until 15th March.

Islington Council invited four artists – Ron Haselden, Peter Freeman, Morag Myerscough and Martin Richman – to submit proposals for innovative, creative, integrated public art lighting schemes for the two sets of bridges.

Following this exhibition the artists will be invited to present their ideas to an interview panel, and one proposal will be selected and commissioned. The selected artist will work with the local residents and businesses to develop the proposal into a final scheme due to be installed by summer 2015.

The public lighting project will improve lighting levels under the bridges, and create a safe, welcoming environment for residents and visitors. To support the project Network Rail and Transport for London plan to clean and tidy the sites, including pigeon proofing and addressing drainage issues.

The project will actively engage local people in developing the local landscape – helping to create a shared sense of ownership and pride in the lighting scheme, in the public space they occupy, and in Finsbury Park as a whole. For more information on the project please contact: arts@islington.gov.uk