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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 16 November 2015

Wooden Underground station

Being interested in everything to do with the Underground, I couldn't resist visiting this wooden life-size station on display inside the former campus of the art school Central St Martins.



It was created by the sculptor and illustrator Camilla Barnard who recreates everyday objects in wood. " I want to try to replicate as many things as I can, so a Tube Station is quite a big iconic one to tick off the list" Barnard told  Dezeen   at the opening of the installation. Using hand painted sheets of timber, it took 3 months to construct in her studio in East London.

 All the signs and the replica newspapers are handpainted.







 The station is positioned alongside a transport for London themed cafe at Designjunction and is part of an 18 month programme of events and exhibitions celebrating 150 years of the London Underground.

30 comments:

  1. Genuinely terrific! Bet you could spend ages there looking around.

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  2. Ah, a wonderful station indeed!! Too bad there aren't more like it!! Terrific captures for the day!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  3. Wow - so detailed! Very cool piece of art.

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  4. Wow! What a mammoth installation to create! Great photos.

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  5. The creavity and imagination is just brilliant. We have so many artists working away who just remain unknown until someone brings such things to a wider audience.

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  6. Intricate work ... It's really something to celebrate and this is the first time I realized it was such a big anniversary year ..l I'm sure you mentioned it when you first posted the beginning of your goal, but I either missed that or I'd forgotten.

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  7. That's awesome - quite the accomplishment!

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  8. Delightful post and photos ~ fascinating!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. Neat! Living around such fun places, thanks for sharing them. :-)

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  10. Looks like a bit of fun. So, 150 years old. Amazing.

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  11. Beautiful station. There is lot to see here.

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  12. Very nicereproduction of the underground in wood by the artists.

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  13. Wow what a project. It must be wonderful to see.

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  14. Wooden station - that is unique.
    Thank you for showing us around.

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  15. Very nice project, a wooden station very unique.

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  16. The detailing is amazing! A real labour of love, I think.

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  17. Hi! It's a very interesting station. The hand painted ones look very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I might have to go and check this out, I am a huge fan of the Underground

    Mollyxxx

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  19. I'm impressed that the underground has been around for a century and a half!

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  20. How interesting to know this Underground station♪ Thank you SO much for the glimpse of your world and have such long history.
    And I DO appreciate your thoughtful comment♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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  21. ok I have a huge interest in retro and vintage advertising so this would've definitely been my thing :-)

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  22. Oh wow, that must have been so much work. Love it though. And it all looks so real! They could use it for a film set or something!

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