Mark Humphrey has returned with 6 of his previous pieces of art along with 5 new pieces.
The event was run 29th October – 11th November 2018 as a free FREE EVENT
Nearest Station Canary Wharf
There are manned official site guides and free maps at the locations and one online.
There are 11 items to find on the trail
- Lost Armies
- Lost Soldiers
- Jutland Capsule
- Life Blossoms Again
- Brothers in Arms
- Fallen Soldier
- Nick Beighton part 1
- Nick Beighton Part 2
- Every One Remembered
- Point of Everyman’s Land
How to go about finding the items depends on how you get to Canary Wharf and how well you know the area. A suggested route follows. Not everyone has access to phone maps which are limited since certain streets around the Canary Wharf complex are not on google maps with peg man. There is no order and all security staff at Canary Wharf site are very good at giving directions. Even if you have been a few times, there is always something new that crops up, another shortcut another point of interest.
Starting from Outside the Jubilee Line station
Art Piece No 10
A tall glass like a pyramid with a statue of a soldier inside and poppy petals periodically blowing in the wind.
If you come out of the Main Jubilee line station, where Reuter’s plaza and electronic matrix board are on your right and the walkway in front being Jubilee Plaza you immediately before the water before the DLR in the background crossing the water, will see Art piece No. 10
Art Piece No 11
Nylon type fibre rope that has been twisted into large Poppy shapes in glass cabinets quite large in size.
As you stand to the left-hand side of the soldier to your left will be a tall glass structure building, with a bar like complex inside and black and white patterned floor. On the right-hand side of the doors tucked down the side will be Item 11. It is not obvious when you first go inside. Again security and stewards are around. There are a lot of bright spot lamps on the floor in this area be aware of this if this affects you.
Art Piece No 1
This can be found in the park just opposite Art piece No 10, next to the Jubilee station Jubilee Park. The smaller statues of soldiers can be found towards the back on the left-hand side.
Art Piece No 2
Continue through to the back and exit out of Jubilee park look towards your left across the rd, you will see the next art piece No Helmets on stilts.
Which number you tackle next depends on your knowledge of the area. Guides to advice how to get from A-B. On the map Art, No 3 and 4 look obvious choice. They downstairs inside the shopping mall though.
Art Piece No 3 and 4
From Art Piece No 2 with the Jubilee park behind you and the helmet installation on your right walk away from the helmets, the road you will be on is Upper Bank street. Walk past the back of the Jubilee Tube station. Google maps often do not let you walk around the streets in the Canary Wharf Complex. But it will show the layout of the streets. You will pass and cross South Colonnade that runs across Upper Bank Street. On the right-hand side on Upper bank street, you will see the outside of Waitrose. You need to head into the store and down into its basement which flows out into the underground shopping mall to find Items 3 and 4. Once inside and outside Waitrose facing the mall Boots is on your right, and on your left head past the chocolate shop first item is in a glass cabinet in the wall on the right-hand side. Continue along the corridor to find the next item.
Art Piece No 3
Art Piece No 4
If the mall and escalators are too confusing. Go back up to street level to stand outside Waitrose on your right will be the North Colonnade the road that runs ahead and on your left the south colonnade. Either will take you in the direction towards the DLR Station. They will take you past the pyramid tallest building of the complex One Canada Square.
Art Pieces 8 and 9
Items 8 and 9 are inside the lobby of One Canada Square. Modern abstract Art Pieces and a glass case of colourful notebooks with illustrations.
Art Pieces 8 & 9 Nick Beighton Part 1 and 2
Glass Case with colourful notebooks was also in the same location One Canada Square
Options, once you come out of One Canada, head towards items 6 and 5 and come back to the main road North Colonnade.
Art Pieces 6 and 5
Item 6 can be found on the lower staircase by the water by the new Crossrail foot tunnel that is a walkway. Head down the side steps and you will see the red propeller and wheel hubs.
Proceed behind these red metal items to the big building behind with the futuristic triangle pattern roof, roof garden eateries cinema.
The Roof garden has item 5.
Art Piece 5
A white solder his helmet and backpack items as a sculpture on a large frame.
Come back the way you came to get back onto the main rd outside the Cross Rail foot tunnel on the North Colonnade.
Once at the North Colonnade, walk in the direction away from where you just came, keep on the straight road of the north Colonnade it will take you to the DLR station. If this is blocked the road that runs parallel to it the South Colonnade will take you in the same direction.
If you need a food shop Tesco Metro has a useful one by the Platform area where the trains that head towards Bank leave from. This can be approached by heading down into the mall, that lies underneath the DLR station. Take the escalator up to Tesco. Take the escalator down again to walk through the mall to the end a short distance and you will see the water fountains outside. This is Cabot Square Item 7 is there. Alternatively stay on either North or South Colonnade to the end till you see the water fountains of Cabot Square. Behind you will be the vista of One Canada Square tall pyramid building.
Art Piece 7 Cabot square
Large glass-like tubes in a row at falling angels filled with poppy petals
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