King’s Cross unveils David Batchelor’s Christmas Tree: King's Xmas, 2019

1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London
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1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London

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King's Cross St. Pancras 0.40 miles


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From a raving laser projection, to a speaking tree with a Geordie accent, to a soaring sledge sculpture, the King’s Cross Christmas tree is always a surprise with an air of the unexpected, and this year is no exception.

Providing people who visit King’s Cross, with a special experience during the holiday season, King’s Cross has commissioned artist David Batchelor to make the 2019 King’s Cross Christmas tree within the dramatic surrounds of Granary Square.

This year’s Christmas tree, King’s Xmas, 2019, is a celebration of Batchelor’s love of colour, industrial materials and geometry. King’s Xmas, 2019, situated in King’s Cross’ Granary Square, is a striking take on the traditional Christmas tree. Using scaffolding and LED lights Batchelor has created a 13.5-metre-high tree that transforms itself from day to night. By day the scaffold structure is at home in its environment and surroundings, a reference to the on-going development at King’s Cross. By night the outline of a Christmas Tree is revealed, floating like a child’s drawing. Batchelor, who’s works have included Chromolocomotion at St Pancras International and 10 Silhouettes at Gloucester Road Tube station, is known for his work using light and colour drawing on the human experience of the modern urban environment.


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