Regular commuters along Southwark Street, in the heart of Bankside, have been enjoying Colourful Crossings, a series of on-street artworks commissioned by Better Bankside, and part funded by Transport for London's Future Streets Fund.
The first of a long term commissioning programme through Better Bankside's Avenue of Art, the two very different creative installations have enjoyed a popular run with regular visitors to Southwark Street over the last few months. New York-based artist, Adam Frank, has brought 'The Performer' to London for the first time. This interactive work has delighted passers by with it's spotaneous applause triggered as one walks through its spotlight, while Office for Crafted Architecture's 'Crossing Stories' has opened up a new way of crossing Bankside and exploring its hidden stories, people and places.
Our survey of people visiting the street reveal that 68% of respondents feel happier because of the crossings, and 84% say they'd love to see further commissions in a similar vein along Southwark Street.
Both works will be de-commissioned by mid-January, so it's final call to experience them before they go. Stay tuned for information on our next commissions for Avenue of Art, and contact us if you'd like to get involved.