Pittsburgh Art on the South Bank
VisitPITTSBURGH, in collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Art Council and Arts and Culture at Pittsburgh International Airport, is bringing together a collective of exclusive artworks by 12 Pittsburgh-based artists on London’s vibrant South Bank.
Pittsburgh Art on the Bank is a multi-disciplinary showcase by well-known and emerging artists, offering an immersive presentation of the city’s diverse talent and artistry.
The week-long exhibit, taking place from 3 – 9 June, will also host to a number of interactive events, including a Q&A with Donald G. Warhola – nephew of Andy Warhol, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh – in addition to a series of silk-screen printing sessions using the technique of Warhol himself. Both activities are free and open to the public; all ages welcome.
The Q&A session with Donald G. Warhola will take place on Wednesday 5 June between 1-2pm at Sea Containers London, a short walk from the exhibition, giving the public the opportunity to ask questions and hear more about the life of Andy Warhol and the art scene in Pittsburgh.
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Warhola is Vice President of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and its Liaison to The Andy Warhol Museum, where he works in the education department as a Warhola family historian. He serves as a board member on the Foundation’s Board of Directors as well as Chairman of its Audit Committee. A nephew of Andy Warhol, Warhola is the son of his middle brother, the late John Warhola. Spaces to the Q&A are limited, so free tickets need to be secured in advance here.
Silk-screening sessions will be available on 8 and 9 June, between 11am-2pm and 4-7pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday. Ticket holders will have the chance to explore Andy Warhol’s signature technique and take away an iconic print on a complimentary tote bag. Spaces can be booked here. There will also be a limited number of walk-in spaces available for both.
The week-long showcase coincides with British Airways centenary celebrations follows last month’s launch of the year-round direct service to Pittsburgh from London Heathrow. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to win a five-night trip for two to Pittsburgh and admission to a selection of the city’s top museums. To enter, visitors must share a selfie with their favourite piece of art on Instagram using the bespoke hashtag #PITartonthebank.
Want to make a day of your trip to the South Bank? Read Mark Bibby Jackson’s London South Bank: Tate Modern – Borough Market.
Further details can be found at visitpittsburgh.com/art-on-the-bank.
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