“Flying Boots and Eyes on Fire” - new public art trail in Herne Hill

Art trail, various locations, Herne Hill
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This event ended on Sunday 11th of August 2019
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Free

Location

Art trail, various locations, Herne Hill

Nearest Stations

Herne Hill 0.17 miles

Website

http://www.hernehill.org.uk

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Local businesses and the community have come together to launch “Flying Boots and Eyes on Fire”, a new permanent public art trail celebrating Herne Hill's community’s resilience and revival after devastating floods in 2013, which left 58 businesses with losses in excess of £6.7m.

The art trail, “Flying Boots and Eyes on Fire”, created by artist Caroline McCarthy, alongside the Contemporary Art Society, is a set of 15 steel-cut drawings connecting Herne Hill Station, Railton and Milkwood Roads and Half Moon Lane. From flying boots to fiery eyes, a stopped clock to Bono’s bad haircut, the drawings are inspired by local events, stories of determination and protest, threat and survival. ‘Flying Boots’ were thrown to drive away jewel thieves in Half Moon Lane whereas; the glint of battle in the ‘Eyes on Fire’ recalls the protest by local matrons to gain afternoon access to the walled garden in Brockwell Park. The images also reference world famous poets, writers and actors with a connection to Herne Hill such as Dylan Thomas, Michael Crawford, Judith Kerr, and U2 who performed in the local Half Moon pub. The trail starts in Herne Hill station where a map and information on the location of the art and theirs stories can be found.

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