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Brixton Botanical Map

This map of green spaces in Brixton addresses the legacies of the British empire and celebrates local botanical education, community gardening and food growing initiatives, whilst looking at gardens as places to consider injustice, oppression and colonial legacy.

The map features seven green spaces in and around Brixton, which detail the entwined histories of colonialism and botany, and signpost local community gardening initiatives. It also features a kid’s trail, a glossary which queries the common use of colonial and racist language in horticulture, a reading list and a list of additional local green spaces.

By unearthing sensitive histories, the Brixton Botanical Map highlights green spaces as sites of learning, loss and remembrance, but also of radical action and possibility.

This map responds to, and expands on, ‘Things Held Fast’, a new public commission at Brixton Underground station by Australian artist Helen Johnson.

Collect your free copy from Brixton Underground station, Brixton Library, Brixton Windmill Centre, Brockwell Park Community Garden, the Garden Museum and the South London Botanical Institute or download a free pdf below.

Brixton Mural Map

Murals are indicators of both place and time. During the 1970s and 80s, London became an important centre for mural production. Murals from this period represent the political climate, social context and communities who collaboratively made them. These qualities define the murals that populate Brixton today. However, as London is further developed, many murals are being damaged or destroyed. The surviving murals reveal the rapid change London has undergone in the past few decades, but they have not received the same recognition, protection and conservation as other public artworks or heritage sites in the city.

This Mural Map shares the stories behind Brixton’s murals and makes these overlooked public artworks more visible.

Eduardo Paolozzi Art Map

The Eduardo Paolozzi Art Map is a comprehensive guide to Paolozzi’s mosaics at Tottenham Court Road station, where the artist reimagined the station as a huge expanse of colour, movement, figure, shimmer and shape. The map also highlights his other public works across the city, including pieces in Euston, King’s Cross and Pimlico.

If you are unable to pick up a copy in one of the Zone 1 stations please get in touch


Summer Art Map

Art on the Underground partnered with Art Fund, The Fourth Plinth, Frieze Sculpture and Sculpture in the City to create the Summer Art Map – a comprehensive guide to public art across London this summer.

The map brings together over 40 public artworks across the city from Regents Park, Trafalgar Square, to the Square Mile. It also includes five permanent artworks on display in Tube stations across the Capital and is accompanied by a text by Louisa Buck, writer and broadcaster on contemporary art.

Pick up your free copy at all zone 1 stations during Summer 2017, or click the link below to download the map straight to your phone.

Get involved online and enter fantastic competitions using #SummerArtMap

Art Map

The Art Map is our first comprehensive guide to art on the Underground. The map highlights the iconic works that have formed the backdrop to the journeys of the millions of people who use the Tube every day. If you are unable to pick up a copy in one of the Zone 1 stations please get in touch

Art on the Underground continues the legacy of London Underground’s visionary Managing Director, Frank Pick, commissioning artists to create unique works for the enjoyment of our customers. The Art Map is the first map that celebrates this programme that has created extraordinary projects making art accessible for everyone, every day.

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