Andy Leek residency at King’s Cross

Monday 29th June 2020 - Wednesday 30th September 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Artist Andy Leek poses next to his artwork in King's Cross on June 27, 2020 in London, England. To celebrate the reawakening of London, 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 Kings Cross estate to use as his canvas during a three-month residency. He created an evolving series of public artworks which are supposed to spread optimism and fun and capture the public mood as the nation emerges from lockdown. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for ANM Comms)To celebrate the reawakening of London, King’s Cross has partnered with street artist Andy Leek for a three-month residency.

Andy is best known for his @notestostrangers project – handwritten notes which have popped up across London since 2015, delivering unexpected and uplifting messages to passers-by.

For his residency at King’s Cross, Andy will use the whole estate as his canvas. His artworks will hopefully bring a smile and spread a message of optimism and positivity after our long period of lockdown and isolation.

A silver lining of the lockdown is the realisation of just how important we all are to each other.” This is the idea behind the first of Andy’s installations – ‘This Much’.

Part 1: This Much

For all these months, it’s been two metres of fear, loneliness and danger. I’m going to flip that into two metres of hope, positivity and humour. We all stayed apart to look after each other, to keep not only our loved ones safe but also strangers we’ve never met. It’s so easy to take things for granted until we lose them, so it’s nice to hold on to that feeling of how much we missed loved ones as things begin to return to some normality,” says Andy.

You’ll see Andy’s messages as you walk around King’s Cross, on King’s Boulevard, in Pancras Square, by the canal and on Bagley Walk.

King's Cross, London Andy Leek residency at King’s Cross

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