The Outside Art Project

Discover some fantastic al fresco art 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 display two artworks.

Kings 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.

The project kicks off 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. Games We Play is at Kings Cross until 1 November.

The Outside Arts Project is part of The Great Outdoors, the summer-long programme of events and activities taking place across the 26 acres of green and open spaces at King’s Cross. Running throughout July and August, the alfresco programme offers a wealth of free activities to explore all summer long including one of the largest offerings of outdoor public art in London. The full programme can be found here.

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