Artist Schlee draws theme from old Thames railway bridge

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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