AN ART project is offering passengers the opportunity to display their work on top of bus stops.
Submissions of photographs, drawings, digital art, words and poems are needed to be part of a 24-hour slideshow broadcast on television screens mounted flat on the roofs of 30 bus stops across London including Harrow and Brent.
The commission, called Bus-Tops and funded by Arts Council England, is part of the Cultural Olympiad to run throughout the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, finishing on September 9.
Collaborators Alfie Dennen and Paula Le Dieu, artistic directors of Art Public, said: “Bus-Tops aims to challenge conventions in public art by inviting the public to create and curate art that speaks for and of them. We hope that, by putting the discourse back into public hands, we can delight, provoke and inspire bus travellers as they gaze out their top deck windows.
“With 30 screens across London showing new art from established artists and the public alike, we hope that this project fosters new conversations around the role of the public in art and the power of new technologies to bridge gaps between the public and artistic expression.”
Screens are at bus stops in Camrose Avenue, Edgware, served by eastbound 288 service, in Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, served by the northbound 79, 324, 644, 688 and N98 buses, and in The Mall, by Kingsbury Circle in Wembley, on the 79 bus route northbound.
Ten contemporary artists – Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen, Jemima Brown, Jasmina Cibic, Michelle Deignan, Kate Davis, Ian Monroe, Conrad Ventur, and Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich – will be contributing work alongside Turner Prize 2006 nominee Mark Titchner.
l To make a submission see www.create.bus-tops.com where you can nominate a time and bus stop for your work to appear.