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Exhibition showcasing Elizabeth Line artwork opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

PUBLISHED: 17:06 13 March 2018

The display will feature Spencer Finch's taxonomy of clouds - Spencer has been commissioned for Paddington. Picture: Ken Adlard/Lisson Gallery

The display will feature Spencer Finch's taxonomy of clouds - Spencer has been commissioned for Paddington. Picture: Ken Adlard/Lisson Gallery

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An exhibition displaying artwork which will go on the Elizabeth Line is opening at the Whitechapel Gallery today (Tuesday).

Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line showcases nine artists and their plans for public artwork on nine stops of the line.

The Crossrail Art Foundation has commissioned each artist to create something which reflects the area’s history or function, which will then be installed in halls, escalator shafts and platforms.

The exhibit displays principle sketches and prototypes of the finished pieces.

Crossrail’s chair, Terry Morgan, said: “This exhibition showcases the creative ideas of leading British and international artists who are working with Crossrail’s architects and engineers to integrate public art into the very fabric of the new Elizabeth line stations.

“Thanks to the imagination and determination of the art programme team, sponsors and supporters, the Elizabeth line will be the single biggest addition to the capital’s public art scene in a generation.”

The free exhibition will be running until May 6. The Elizabeth line is due to open in December.

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