Trading Words - Launch

  • 22 February 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm
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The Story

Trading Words at London Dock is a major public art installation by renowned artist Gordon Young, unveiled at an exciting new development in Wapping, close to St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge and the City. The floor-based work will be over 300m long and span the length of the new London Dock development.

Trading Words is the first work in London for Young who is renowned for his large-scale installations, including The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool. The artist specialises in creating public art works which become part of daily life and reflect his passion for literature and poetry.

The first part of the Trading Words installation will be officially unveiled on 22 February and accompanied by a pop–up exhibition which will run until 30 April, providing insights into the fascinating history and heritage of the site, as well as documenting the creation of the work – from design to installation.

Derived from historic rates and tariff-books which list the goods imported and exported via London over the last 400 years, Trading Words is a floor-based typographic installation made of granite, integrated into the public realm through the buildings of London Dock.

RSVP to attend the launch of Trading Words on 22 February!

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