Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here Lies Art

I'm taking part in  an unusual exhibition called Here Lies Art . I have taken my inspiration from the symbol on the main gates of Nunhead Cemetery of a snake devouring its own tail ouroboros- a symbol of eternal life.
This public art exhibition takes place in the splendid restored Anglican Chapel in Nunhead Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries on the outskirts of London, opened in 1840. Here lies art inspired by: burials and catacombs; tombs and monuments; mourning dress and stationery; angels and symbols of death. There is also a photographic tribute to the Leysdown tragedy, where 8 Walworth scouts drowned at sea, one of them, William Beckham, is an ascendant of the footballer David Beckham. 

Location: Anglican Chapel, Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London, SE15 3LW.
Directions: Nearest station Nunhead, 15 minutes from Victoria, then a 5 minute walk.