May - December 2013

Art on the Underground presents a series of events inspired by Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth.

Talks, tours, workshops and study days give you the chance to explore diverse themes running through Labyrinth including handmade crafts, mapping, journeys, networks and social change.

The events are presented in collaboration with many of London’s leading cultural organisations: ArtLicks!, The Foundling Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Science Museum, South Bank Centre and the V&A.

Events currently open for booking are listed below. Full details on forthcoming events to follow soon.


From the Labyrinth public programme: Mark Wallinger in conversation with Marina Warner

Art on the Underground Labyrinth Events

Art on the Underground presents Art Licks

5 October 2013

Art Licks provides an essential platform and voice to the lesser-known and under-represented activities that form the grass roots of visual culture in London.

The Art Licks Weekend celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial energy of the young London art scene, while opening it up to a wider audience. For this three-day festival all young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-led spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with exhibitions of emerging artists and special events.

As part of this weekend, three artists have devised performances for Bermondsey station: Leah Capaldi, Patrick Coyle and Ilona Sagar.

Time: 3-4pm

Venue: Bermondsey station, Jubilee Line

The Artist and Public Sensibility: 1741 to 2013

17 October 2013


Today, many Londoners take the city’s wealth of public art and philanthropic gestures for granted. Yet their relationship has a long and involved history. With the Foundling Museum as a setting, and in relation to Mark Wallinger’s Art on the Underground commission Labyrinth, this discussion takes up questions of what motivates art for the masses and its potential impact for social change. From William Hogarth’s role in the establishment the Foundling Hospital, via the role of illustration in Victorian campaigns on the labour laws, through to the Tube, one of London’s most unifying and defining structures, the panel consider shifts in the reception of art in the public realm, the democratic impulse and shared experience.

Part of the Bloomsbury Festival.

Tickets are sold out but returns may be available on the door on a first come first served basis.

Speakers: Mark Wallinger, David Heathcote (cultural historian and broadcaster), Matilda Pye (V&A) and Dr Jacqueline Riding (historical consultant and author).

Venue: The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Nearest Tube: Russell Square

More information: Tickets are sold out but returns may be available on the door on a first come first served basis.

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