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The amazing artwork revealed for the London Underground's Northern Line extension; Here's to the Northern Line extension being the prettiest development on the Tube!

Byline: Hannah Kane

Transport for London has commissioned two permanent artworks that will be integrated into stations on the upcoming Northern Line extension.

The extension from Kennington was originally due to launch in 2020 but has sadly since been delayed until late 2021. The two artworks in question with be placed in the brand spanking new tube stations built as part of the extension: Nine Elms andBattersea Power Station.

Here's to theNorthern Lineextension being the prettiest development on the Tube!

Sculpture artist Samara Scott has been commissioned to produce an 'ambitious nine metre high artwork set into the concrete panels of the ticket hall' of Nine Elms tube station, said TfL.

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She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011, and has previously been commissioned by TfL to produce artwork for the first ever Night Tube pocket map in 2016.

Fittingly, the background for the project was created from shining a bike light on to an IKEA bag.

This project will be her largest to date, following a venture into fashion with prints used in Theirry Mugler's Spring 2019 collection.

Known for her work using found objects, Scott's installation is expected to be a selection of items collected from the surrounding area congealed into richly coloured material that will 'fossilise' the items into panels around the station.

We expect to see a full selection of South London's finest lost and found items in all of their grim glory.

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Brazillian born artist Alexandre de Cunha has been commissioned to make a piece for the tube station that will accompany Battersea Power Station's redevelopment.

The artist has also collaborated with TfL in the past, having created work for Sadiq Khan's #LondonIsOpen campaign back when he was elected in 2016.

'Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset' will consist of 3,500 rotating panels, coloured in gradients using extracts from photos of London's sunsets and sunrises.

This means the station will never look the same as any given day - anything to make the commute more bearable.


Credit: TfL/Samara Scott/The Sunday Painter

Two new pieces of artwork will feature in the extension

Credit: Samara Scott/The Sunday Painter

This is what the artwork at Nine Elms station will look like

Credit: Alexandre da Cunha/Art on the Underground

Alexandre da Cunha's work should look like this in Battersea Power Station

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Publication:Get West London (Watford, England)
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Date:Sep 9, 2019
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