By Charlotte Ashton
Enjoying a spot of culture doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, in the constantly evolving, buzzing Wembley Park neighbourhood, it doesn’t cost anything at all. That’s thanks to the outdoor public art trail that winds through the neighbourhood, which is entirely free to all visitors.
The Wembley Park Art Trail doesn’t just complement the urban landscape, it also addresses important issues and raises awareness. The art trail features temporary exhibitions twice yearly. These have included the Pineapple Award-nominated ‘Figures of Change’ to mark International Women’s Day 2022 and ‘Visions of Home’ – works by Ukrainian artists delivering a powerful homage to their homeland.
Now, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, a new exhibition has been unveiled. Named ‘Equilibrium’, the new exhibition features the work of a selection of prominent female artists from the UK and overseas. Each artist has presented their own explorations of balance, unity, harmony and equality, in a range of mediums.
The new exhibition was curated by an all-female team at London-based multidisciplinary art studio Acrylicize. It features installations in four locations around the Wembley Park neighbourhood: the Spanish Steps running up to Wembley Stadium, an outdoor photography exhibition in Market Square, digital screens on the Bobby Moore Bridge, Olympic Way and White Horse Square and three red telephone boxes by the OVO Arena Wembley.
If you’re planning to tour the free exhibition, on display until 25th June, the centrepiece – ‘Steps for Change’ on the Spanish Steps – is a great place to start. A bespoke digital design on graphic vinyl from Acrylicize, it focuses on the UN’s International Women’s Day 2023 theme of ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’. The designs each feature a symbol that runs up the steps, conveying a sense of balance while celebrating the power of women in the digital world.
For more information visit http://www.wembleypark.com/art