STUDENTS have brightened up Earl’s Court station with specially designed pieces of art.
The youngsters, aged 11 to 14, from Holland Park School, designed 32 Pop-Up Journeys posters which are on display at the station, on the District and Piccadilly lines.
This latest Art on the Underground exhibition was launched at the weekend, and is part of Transport for London’s ongoing work with schools.
Artist Sarah Bridgland, who works in collage and makes 3D paper works of art, has been working with year seven, eight and nine students on the project.
She said: “These works act as a personal record of the students’ journeys, like a pop-up visual diary – an abstract portrait of the London that they each know.”
The students visited a large-scale artwork by international artist Sarah Morris, on show at Gloucester Road Tube, for inspiration.
Angela Reyna, 14, said: “It was a really good opportunity. It’s awesome to see my work up in the station.”
Twelve-year-old Caterina Tucker added: “It’s pretty cool to see what you’ve been working on up in the station.”
The students’ final work, produced as 3D paper constructions, reflect their individual interests and perspectives of London, and were photographed and reproduced as posters.
Louise Coysh, curator for Art on the Underground for London Underground, said: “I’ve been blown away by the imagination and creativity demonstrated in the work of these young people.
“I am sure that the thousands of customers that use Earl’s Court Tube station every day will enjoy looking at these fantastic artworks.”