The Island: London Series (with TAG Fine Arts)
This exhibition takes place at Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, London NW3 6SP
Curated by TAG Fine Arts
Stephen Walter’s drawings are a tangle of signs, words and images that draw the viewer into the artist’s intricate worlds. Inspired by the continually unfolding drama of his home city, his iconic map of London and collection of meticulously detailed London Boroughs celebrate ‘a city’s ability to constantly reinvent itself, building on top of what was before, continually shifting its cultural identity.” In each print he combines history, trivia, personal experience, local knowledge and imaginative additions to creatively explore the area in all its contradictory complexity.
‘The Island: London Series’ was published by TAG in 2008 and has been the focus of sustained critical acclaim ever since. Stephen’s work has been acquired for the Government Art Collection, V&A Museum, British Library and London Transport Museum among others.
Fenton House is a seventeenth-century merchant’s house in Hampstead, North London, and a National Trust property. Full details, including the history of the house and directions, can be found on the National Trust’s website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-fentonhouse
Affordable Art Fair ticket holders will be offered 2-for-1 entry to Fenton House and the nearby 2 Willow Road properties. National Trust members (with valid membership cards) will receive 2-for-1 entry to the Affordable Art Fair.