SpaceandPeople presents donation cheque at exhibition of large London drawings by Paul Hiles in Victoria Train Station to Macmillan Cancer Support
An exhibition showcasing large drawings of London by the fine artist Paul Hiles was held in Victoria Station last week. The exhibition was to commemorate the artist’s cousin, Richard Lee’s, life. Richard was a train driver who shunted trains at Clapham Junction. He was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of 2016. Sadly, Richard lost his battle to cancer in 2017 but knew of the fundraising activity that was being arranged in his honour.
There was an initial discussion with Paul back in December 2016 about commissioning an artwork of Clapham Junction to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. From there, the concept grew and developed into the exhibition last week. The original commission is an aerial perspective drawing of London from Clapham Junction through to the City with several tiny images and references concealed within it reflecting Richard’s personal and working life. The exhibition also featured a large 1.2 meter drawing of Victoria and the Borough of Westminster as well as additional large original drawings of London created by Paul between 2013 and 2018.
SWR drivers were also with Paul throughout the exhibition as part of the charity fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support. Furthermore, a prize draw for a framed and signed Artist’s Proof A1 Print of Clapham Junction took place. The proceeds of this also went to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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