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Ian Wornast: My neighbourhood in Nine Elms

Local artist Ian Wornast has created a series of abstracted artworks of Nine Elms landmarks which have gone on public display across the area after being chosen by residents at the ROSE community centre.

Ian Wornast artwork of New Covent Garden Market



The project, titled ‘My Neighbourhood in Nine Elms’, is funded by Wandsworth Council after being chosen by Battersea and Nine Elms residents as part of the ‘Make Art In Nine Elms’ commissions – an open call with a community selection process in which seven local artists were chosen to develop new work for the Nine Elms arts programme.

Ian Wornast is a resident artist at ActionSpace. He is passionate about London’s urban landscape, the city’s changes and developments and particularly its public transport system. Ian’s bold, highly patterned drawings are personal geographic mappings of the city. He incorporates elements of the design and colours of the transport system and creates connections and links showing London through his own lens. Local to the area, he has recorded the dramatically evolving landscape of Nine Elms in these works.

All five of Ian’s artworks are on public display outside the ROSE Community Clubroom, Ascalon Street, until November 2022.

The free outdoor exhibition was commissioned by the council and supported by ActionSpace.

Ian Wornast outside ROSE

Outdoor exhibition: Ian Wornast at the ROSE with his artworks

Individual posters can also be spotted at:

  • local culture noticeboards (see map below)
  • Merchants Way at New Covent Garden Market
  • Nine Elms Tube station, in collaboration with Art on The Underground and TfL.
Nine Elms Tube and Ian Wornast

Tube poster: Ian Wornast unveils his artwork in Nine Elms

With support from Art on the Underground, Ian has created a large-scale, highly detailed, pen drawing showing an abstracted cross-section of Nine Elms underground station and its architectural form. The work is on view in the station as a poster artwork.

The Nine Elms Tube station work is also available as a free limited edition foldout artwork designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio.

Map showing artwork locations

ROSE Community Clubroom, Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW8 4AN

Nearest train/tube:
Battersea Power Station Tube, Battersea Park station

Start date: 09/09/2022
End date: 09/11/2022
Open from 08:00 to 22:00

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