Published: 10 September 2021
Visit the Marble Arch Mound's new art exhibition
80,000 visitors and counting as free entry to continue
Light exhibition opens to bring tourists back to central London
Programme of events for local community
W1 Curates and artist Anthony James’ light exhibition inside the Marble Arch Mound has opened to the public and is free for visitors to enjoy a unique and fully immersive experience.
British sculptor, Anthony James, has installed the Lightfield art exhibition which will see light sculptures in three rooms within the Mound temporary exhibition space.
The interactive light exhibition can be found in the heart of the Mound and visitors will make their way down through the space following their stop at the viewing platform at the summit of the Mound.
Community groups and local schoolchildren will also have the opportunity to visit the Mound at monthly ‘meet the curator’ events and workshops, creating an opportunity to learn about the environment, the architecture of the temporary installation and the art exhibition inside.
More than 80,000 people have visited the Mound since it opened. The Mound is free for members of the public and will remain free for its duration.
Cllr Matthew Green, Westminster City Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Licensing, said:
“The Marble Arch Mound is drawing in crowds and supporting the recovery in this part of London, which is what we’ve always wanted and the reason we built the Mound.
“We’re really pleased that 80,000 people have already visited, and I’m sure many more members of the public will make the trip to see this terrific light exhibition inside the Mound. It’s a fantastic celebration of arts and culture, which are central to the City of Westminster’s unique role at the heart of London.”
Anthony James commented:
“Lightfield consists of 12 cubes that allude to the mycorrhizal nature of birch tree forests. This is the first time my works have been displayed and viewed in this fully immersive way – installed within an infinity room that transports visitors into another world to create a meditative and limitless narrative.”
Mark Dale, Founder of W1 Curates, said:
“Now more than ever public art projects occupy an important place in the society. They provide opportunity for all to discover and enjoy art, they also encourage much needed footfall back to London. The Marble Arch Mound was a perfect opportunity to collaborate and show London what can be accomplished when we pull together. Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.”
The Marble Arch Mound and W1 Curates’ light exhibition will remain free for visitors. We recommend people who wish to visit book a slot online here: www.themarblearchmound.com
Mound opening hours:
7th September – 24th October:
- Mon-Sun: 11am - 7pm
25th – 31st October:
- Mon-Sun: 10am - 6pm
1st November – 12th December:
- Mon-Fri: 10am - 5pm
- Sat-Sun: 10am - 6pm
13th – 31st December:
- Mon-Sun: 10am - 8pm