Shout It From The Rooftop

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Creative Partnerships

We are seeking sculptors to exhibit on our rooftop to an estimated 2 million people.

The roof of 47/49 Tanner Street overlooks the Eastbound train lines from London Bridge, and in 2014 we embarked upon a mission to showcase ambitious and polemical public sculptures from this spot.

Our first project, Plastic Lunch, took place in May 2014 and drew attention to the vast quantities of plastic pollution in our oceans and food chains. Eco-artist Clare Misselbrook constructed a huge sculpture made from recycled plastic and this drew attention from train passengers.  We reached 379,250 people with our social media  hashtag #PlasticLunch and alongside this worked with 160 children from local schools and pupil referral units in a series of environmental art workshops focused on .

Since this first project we have run 4 more rooftop projects; Survi-ville in partnership with PUG, which looked at how architecture can address the issue of climate change, and AROOO on the roof, which provoked people to think about the housing crisis in London. We also commissioned the artists Dolly Kershaw with two projects, #SavetheNHS and the Rooftop Dancers.

We are always on the look out for fresh ideas for the roof, and we specifically encourage projects that tackle important social or environmental issues. Ugly Duck will support in the delivery of this project, helping to seek funding, promote the piece and manage the project. The main audience will be going past on a train, so the sculpture needs to be large and bold to attract passing commuters and rail passengers.

This is a rolling opportunity. Please get in touch with Geraldine to discuss your ideas.