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THE LINE - ART TRAIL IN DOCKLANDS

An exhibition along the Greenwich Meridian

The LINE is not straight.
It is interrupted by the River Thames.
Yet, it wriggles its way along the Greenwich Meridian Line.

Line logo

Line logo

"The route runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, following the waterways and the line of the Meridian."
(see: http://www.the-line.org )

The line is a walk that connects a series of outdoor artworks, mostly sculptures.

It was opened in May 2015

The sculptures are all reasonably contemporary works of art.

Following the LINE provides one with fresh air, exercise, culture, and great views of parts of London that have been undergoing redevelopment in recent years.

Join me on a walk beginning at North Greenwich Station, close to the O2 (Millennium Dome).


The first thing we saw was an upturned electricity pylon. It was not there by accident:

"Shooting Star" by Alex Chinneck

"Shooting Star" by Alex Chinneck


The next work of art is a signpost placed on the Greenwich Meridian:

"Here" by Thompson and Craighead

"Here" by Thompson and Craighead

Close to this, there is an older marker recording the position of the Meridian:

Greenwich Meridian marker - not part of the LINE

Greenwich Meridian marker - not part of the LINE

Then another curiosity, a slice of a ship:

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

"Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson

And beyond this, a view of a reed-bed:

Reed bed - not a sculpture!

Reed bed - not a sculpture!

And further along the riverside walkway, a sensuous work of art with a view of the Emirates Cable Car line in the background:

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume


Almost beneath the Emirates Airway Cable Car system, stands a work by Anthony Gormley:

[/center]"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

"Quantum Cloud" by Anthony Gormley

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Then the LINE is interrupted. To continue it, one must cross the waterways. And, the best way to do it is by taking the Emirates Airway Cable Car, which I will describe elsewhere. After 'landing', we saw a work by the late Eduardo Paolozzi:

"Vulcan" by Eduardo Paolozzi

"Vulcan" by Eduardo Paolozzi

"Vulcan" by Paolozzi

"Vulcan" by Paolozzi

"Vulcan" by Paolozzi

"Vulcan" by Paolozzi

The last sculpture we saw was the only disappointment:

"Consolidator 6543"1by Stirling Ruby

"Consolidator 6543"1by Stirling Ruby

Now, I have seen and photographed seven out of the ten sculptures currently on the LINE.
I look forward to seeing the remaining ones soon.

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume with Anthony Gormley Sculpture and Airway behind

"Liberty Grip" by Gary Hume with Anthony Gormley Sculpture and Airway behind

Walking the LINE is a most exciting and fulfilling leisure acrtivity, which I can strongly reccommend to everyone

Posted by ADAMYAMEY 09:21 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged art walkway sculpture london.

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I didn't know about the line art work even i have seen most of the art works this is is very interesting, but my favourite one is the Quantum cloud as when you do look closely inside all those pieces you can see a human body.

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