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Artist Schlee draws theme from old Thames railway bridge

PUBLISHED: 19:27 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:32 05 October 2010

Nick Schlee's exhibition at the River & Rowing Museum Henley on Thames

Nick Schlee's exhibition at the River & Rowing Museum Henley on Thames

Geoff FletcherWest Bower Cottage Bower Road Aldworth Reading Berks RG8 9TP 07711702960

ARTIST Nick Schlee has literally drawn inspiration from the River Thames for his one-man exhibition themes around Man’s attempts to cross its waters. The exhibition focuses on the original Blackfriars railway bridge that has remained half-demolished for 25 years

ARTIST Nick Schlee has literally drawn inspiration from the River Thames for his one-man exhibition themes around Man's attempts to cross its waters down the ages.

The exhibition focuses on the Grade II-listed original Blackfriars railway bridge (pictured behind him) which has remained half-demolished for a quarter-of-a-century.

His inspiration is the remains of the Victorian viaduct built for the London, Chatham & Dover Railway in 1864, a reminder of the former glory of a bridge that served The City for 120 years. The majestic red pillars are now all that remain, against the pattern of rippling water.

Schlee gives a talk about his concept next Saturday (February 6) at 11am at his one-man show being held at the River & Rowing Museum at Henley-on-Thames until February 28.


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