The Outside Art Project

Discover some fantastic art in the open right here in Kings Cross

The Outside Art Project turns King’s Cross into one of the largest outdoor gallery spaces in London. Enjoy incredible art from an exciting line up of local, national and international artists, with a year-round programme of always-on, always-free, and always open art on the streets of N1C. The project is made up of 15 seating benches dotted throughout the open spaces of Kings Cross. The benches are 2 metres wide and each display two artworks.

Photographs from the Face to Face exhibition of social documentary and portrait photography, curated by Ekow Eshun, displayed on photobenches at King's CrossKings Cross will partner with a number of cultural organisations to curate the art for The Outside Art Project, including the likes of Mentivity, an award-winning mentoring charity addressing issues facing young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The art is as diverse as the artists themselves, with a variety of mediums and styles promised in upcoming exhibitions.

Autumn exhibition: Face to Face

Ekow Eshun has curated this powerful and timely exhibition of social documentary photography in partnership with the Fund for Global Human Rights. It features the work of emerging international artists such as Alejandro Cartagena, Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Medina Dugger, Mahtab Hussain, Dhruv Malhotra, Sabelo Mlangeni, George Osodi and Kyle Weeks.

Summer exhibition: Games We Play

The project kicked off in the summer of 2020 with a joyful exhibition in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery, entitled Games We Play. With works from photographers Julie Cockburn, Luke Stephenson and Weronika Gęsicka, Games We Play offers a witty and subversive take on traditional leisure time in a celebration of summer that is guaranteed to raise a smile.


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