Take a photo tour of the sculptures of Crystal Palace
#SculptureSaturdays by Invisible Palace walks you through the grounds of Crystal Palace Park to discover stone remnants of the Great Exhibition.
Invisible Palace work on heritage and arts project alongside local communities. In recent years they have focused on refurbishing the subway entrance that once connected the Crystal Palace High Level station with Crystal Palace Park.
Last year a collaboration with artist Dawn Pereira led to a photographic tour of the sculptures of Crystal Palace.
The tour captures many of the surviving artworks that have been relocated around the site throughout their history, so frequently needing to adapt to their surroundings or be presented in new ways. Whilst virtually all aspects of the Crystal Palace exhibition were lost in the fire of 1936, you can still see some of the external artefacts that escaped the inferno. The grand terrace walls, the Sphinxes and human figures are clear to see but less obvious are the stone vases and urns.
The photographic tour is a rich collection of images that document what remains of the stonework. It's a fascinating insight into the pieces that adorned the gardens and public spaces of the Great Exhibition.
Find out more at https://invisiblepalace.org.uk/sculpture-saturdays
Posted by Tim on Monday 26 April 2021
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