Tracing the Line

Beth Atkinson

Three artists and twelve schools inspired by Labyrinth
24 March 2014 – 6 June 2016

Part of the following series:

331 students, aged 4-16years, across London took part in a series of innovative workshops led by artists Beth Atkinson, Holly Graham and Anne Harild. Inspired by Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth, a unique artwork at every Underground station to celebrate 150 years of the Tube, students were encouraged to explore the ideas behind this major commission. Each school workshop drew upon one of the following themes, inspired by the lead artists’ own practice:

Beth Atkinson, A Sense of Place
Holly Graham, Art and Mapping
Anne Harild, Signs and Symbols

New artworks have been created by the students in a range of media, including printmaking, photography, collage and drawing. A series of Tube posters and exhibitions at Underground stations accompany this online exhibition. Work can be seen at the following stations from 14 April 2014: Canning Town, Charing Cross, Earls Court, Hainault, Hounslow East, London Bridge and St James’s Park. Exhibitions to follow at Canary Wharf and Southwark stations.

Thank you to the staff and students at Duncombe Primary School, Islington; Fairlop Primary School, Redbridge; Gallions Primary School, Newham; Ruislip High School, Hillingdon; St Alban’s C of E Primary School, Camden; St George’s RC Primary School, Enfield; The Grey Coat Hospital School, Westminster; The Heathland School, Hounslow; The Holmewood School, Barnet; Vaughan Primary School, Harrow; Woodlane High School, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster Academy, Westminster.

Developed in collaboration with ReachOUT RCA.

The Labyrinth collection was such a unique and inspiring way to celebrate our 150th anniversary. I’d never heard of ‘Sound Art’ before the staff and children arrived at Hainault station to record samples. Fascinating. Well done all. (Chris Weaver, Station Supervisor, Central Line East Group)

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Visiting Information

Artworks for this project are available to visit at the following stations. Where more detailed visiting information is available, page links have been included in the list below.

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