To celebrate the reopening of retail, dining and cultural businesses, King’s Cross has partnered with renowned street artist Andy Leek to deliver a summer of public art that will bring positivity and fun to the 67-acre estate. Andy Leek has been given the entire King’s Cross estate to use as his canvas during a three-month residency. He will be creating a an evolving series of public artworks which spread optimism and fun and which capture the public mood as the nation emerges from lockdown.
Widely recognised for Notes To Strangers – his handwritten notes which appear across London to deliver unexpected and uplifting messages to passers by – Andy will create new artworks which bring joy to Londoners and visitors and encourage exploration.
Andy’s first installation entitled This Much is inspired by the social distancing guidelines the nation has followed over the last few months. This Much takes the form of 28 outstretched arms with messages of hope and love between them. Painted in day-glow, UV paint that glows after dark or coated in metallic glitter, pieces appear unexpectedly amongst the gardens and parks of King’s Cross. A landmark 40 metre installation in eye catching laser cut mirrored stainless steel will take over Battle Bridge Place.