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London: Skyline and River is a solo exhibition of cityscapes by Anna Dickerson celebrating the mighty river Thames and the London skyline. Drawn from life, these artworks capture a new glass generation of dramatic buildings, standing proud above the vibrant Thames. The stage is set for London narratives as the tide rises and falls!

Anna Dickerson’s exhibition explores the heart of London from ground level to the roof tops. From the shores of the Thames at low tide to the 15th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, with views of iconic red buses, cranes, tugboats, all vibrant against the muted London greys. Anna draws with oil pastels, wax crayons, colouring pencils and graphite; they are over laid, woven, blended and a short moment in the life of the Thames is preserved.

The Barbican Library is delighted that Skyline and River is part of the Totally Thames Festival 2023! Totally Thames is an annual season of unique, diverse, and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the 42 miles London stretch of the river Thames.

Drawing from life has always been a part of Anna’s art practise, complementing her sustained studio work. After completing her residency drawing animals at the Zoological society of London, the Olympic Games 2012 came to town and the cityscapes began! Skyline and River is Anna’s second solo exhibition at the Barbican Library and is the culmination of recent drawings along the Thames. An exhibition where the drawings are fun, at times beautiful and clearly exciting to make.