Together, Basking on the South Quay by Lydia Hamblet
Head down to Montgomery Street overlooking South Dock and check out the most recent addition to the Canary Wharf permanent art collection: a vibrant and dynamic, 15-metre, hand painted mural by artist Lydia Hamblet.
The new piece, which overlooks Canary Wharf’s impressive architecture and docks, is a testament to the power of art in transforming urban spaces and bringing communities together. As a Royal College of Art graduate and recipient of the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize, the mural is true to Hamblet’s expressive, abstracted style. The large-scale work generates an immense sense of movement playing out, in the artist’s own words, “like a film reel” as the public walk along it.
Borrowing the very popular, and very British theme of weather, the mural aims to promote a universality, a shared encounter that may in turn prompt a personal memory or feeling.