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The Line Podcast: Walking and Talking In this four-part series, we take you on a journey along The Line’s route, visiting Greenwich Peninsula, the Royal Docks, Cody Dock and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  ENB x Akademi present Aamad Aamad was a collaborative dance work choreographed by English National Ballet Associate Artist, Kirsten Ho, and Akademi Associate Artist, Parbati Chaudhury, and performed by students from Mulberry School for Girls and St Angela’s Ursuline School. Inside Out: Public Art, Nature and Mental Wellbeing Inside Out: Public Art, Nature and Mental Wellbeing is a three-day public programme that bring together academics, artists, arts practitioners and mental health specialists in an engaging range of activities, tours and discussions. Community Callout Apply to be part of a community group, working with The Line to help shape three new public art installations in Newham. Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Madge Gill: Nature in Mind, curated by The Line with Sophie Dutton, is an exhibition across five sites in Newham. Destination London A new commission by Anne Hardy at London City Airport Visible / Invisible A substantive collaboration between The Line, the National Portrait Gallery and London College of Fashion to explore themes of identity and representation in the digital and public realms. Rana Begum: No. 1104 Catching Colour A collaboration between Rana Begum, English National Ballet and London Film School for London City Island Longitudinal Dialogues Cultural Conversations on the Meridian: a collaboration with Royal Museums Greenwich and Arup Phase 2

Destination London


The Line has been commissioned by London City Airport to curate a new site-specific installationDestination Londonfor the Airport’s International Arrivals corridor to welcome the millions of visitors arriving each year. For this commission, Anne Hardy has explored often overlooked flora in proximity to the airport, reflecting on London as a location for seeds from around the world to flourish. The commission, presented over five large walls, is a series of layered photograms which feature plant life collected from the surrounding locality, including the airport runway. 

As she explains, ‘The Thames connects us literally to past trade, and the people who have travelled here over its surface. The surrounding landscape of tidal flows and post-industrial development forms a kind of archaeology in flux, which holds within it a parallel botanic universe of international plants.  

‘Many of these were brought here by people; for food and connection to home cultures, as well as for trade and botanic research.’ 

Anne Hardy was selected from a shortlist of East London-based artists by a panel which included representatives from London City Airport, the Mayor of London’s office, University of East LondonArtwise, the Royal Docks Teamand the artist, Thomas J Price. 

For more information, visit Anne Hardy‘s artist page.

© Anne Hardy, courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London 

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