St Pancras International
I have to travel for business. It's a perk, and sometimes a drawback, of the job. And while I travel, there's nothing more important to me than to stay connected. Connected to work and family, yes, but also connected to 'things'.
Cornelia's One More Time is the third artwork to grace the Terrace Wires and the second time that she has worked in St Pancras - the previous time was in the 1980s.
The third work of art in this series will be unveiled later this month, hanging high above the Eurostar platforms until October. Each of the pieces we have sponsored so far has inspired travellers to stop, look up and take pictures as they travel through the station - it only takes a minute or two of searching to find thousands of these pictures on the internet. Some are selfies,
It's always the same. One sniff of summer - in this case, a few mildly warm days back in April - and I'm planning my holiday. And the way I plan? By watching movies.
The run up to Easter was a good time to go to the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester to see the Cornelia Parker retrospective that hangs until 31st May. It was a good time because we are thinking about death and rebirth and the cruelty of human beings to one another.
The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.
On entering the gallery on the left is the American artist Spencer Finch's show: The Skies can't keep their secret which is his first public gallery exhibition in the UK for five years. Finch introduced the collection himself and explained that it has been curated to reflect the changing coastal light of Margate.
David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.
St Pancras is at the heart of a huge redevelopment area and here too the balance of the old and the new is very clear - we have retained the British Library whilst attracting a new approach to knowledge management with the Google HQ.
St Pancras International is already the home a number of pieces of work but the overwhelming response we had to the Olympic Rings which hung above the Grand Terrace for about 18 months running up to the London 2012 Olympics last year made us realise the potential for that space.