Category Artwork

Light and Shade in the Bloomsbury Gardens: View festival drawings of the squares online

The artist Nick Andrew had a busy (and exhausting!) 9 days from 16 – 24 October, drawing, demonstrating and meeting visitors in and around the Bloomsbury garden squares for the Bloomsbury Festival, with the theme of ‘Shining Light’. (See the ‘Bedford Square’ drawing below.) We’re planning an exhibition of the drawings in Bloomsbury shortly (details […]

The Red Lion Roars!

Here’s a rare opportunity to purchase a lovely picture of Red Lion Square Gardens in the Spring. The original watercolour was painted by Nick Andrew in the square, with jottings about what was happening on that day in April to one side. It is part of a series he made for a book, Bloomsbury Squares […]

Women in Bloomsbury Squares -International Women’s Day 8 March

Walking through the squares on International Women’s Day, you’ll see the first signs of spring blossoming in the gardens, but also look out for the memorials celebrating women’s achievements or relating to women. In Tavistock Square, there is a bust of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), the modernist author and member of the literary and artistic Bloomsbury Group, […]

Developments in Cartwright Gardens

Building work has progressed apace over the winter of 2015-16 and this may be the last chance for a look at the new accommodation block from across the square before the leaves come out on the large plane trees. Work to renovate the gardens is also afoot and they will benefit greatly from their refresh. […]

Public art – the Marchmont Community Garden Ceramics

Bloomsbury Festival & Parasite Ceramics are very pleased to announce that the I–SPY artwork created in association with for the Marchmont Community Garden has now been installed. During the Bloomsbury festival of 2013, Parasite Ceramics ran a two-day I–SPY ceramic printing workshop outside the garden with the public. Using the leaves of the garden as an […]