arebyte Gallery hosts The Line’s Frieze London exhibition:

Conversation in Colour

curated by the Royal Society of Sculptors

Opening 6 October | 6-27 October 2018

Unit 21 Java House, London City Island, E14 0LG (Canning Town)


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Curated by Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors, the exhibition will showcase new specially commissioned, site-specific work from two of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. The exhibition marks The Line’s first collaboration with arebyte Gallery and anticipates its long-term residency at London City Island as The Line extends its programme of outdoor sculpture to include the plinths at Botanic Square in spring 2019.

Conversation in Colour brings together painter, Paul Huxley RA and a young sculptor, Holly Rowan Hesson for the first time. While working in different media, they both use planes of colour to create visual riddles in their work. Huxley will create two new canvasses for the show which will be juxtaposed with installation work by Hesson. Visitors are invited to take part in the dialogue that is contained in the artists' work.

Future home to English National Ballet and London Film School, London City Island is a landmark development with culture and creativity at its core. The theme of the exhibition is in keeping with the bold lines and colour that define London City Island. The hues of its buildings replicate pigments that were commonplace throughout the area’s rich maritime history. The distinctive ‘Faraday Cage’ pattern, found throughout the island, is further evidence of this commitment to colour and is taken from the Trinity Buoy Wharf lighthouse, which was used by electrical scientist Michael Faraday for his pioneering experiments.

Conversation In Colour seeks to reflect the Royal Society of Sculptors’ new mission statement to support and connect sculptors of all ages and experience, while leading conversations about sculpture through accessible events and shows.


Frieze weekend (6th and 7th October) only:
Ahead of viewing Conversation in Colour, visitors are encouraged to walk the full length of The Line from North Greenwich to view works by Alex Chinneck, Thomson & Craighead, Richard Wilson, Gary Hume and Antony Gormley. Predator - the dedicated 10-person boat service which runs from The O2 QEII Pier to Trinity Buoy Wharf Jubilee Pier - will take visitors to the north side of the Thames where they can explore Trinity Buoy Wharf, home to London's only lighthouse, before walking up to arebyte Gallery at London City Island. The Line will run Predator every 20 minutes as a free boat service for Frieze weekend only (Saturday 11.30-18.30 and Sunday 11.30-18.30). London City Island is accessible at all times from Canning Town station (Jubilee Line)

In Conversation - 23rd October at 6.30pm:
Paul Huxley RA will be in conversation with Holly Rowan Hesson at arebyte Gallery, chaired by Caroline Worthington. RSVP: