The Nine Elms neighbourhood is lighting up this winter as beautiful illustrations of the nine elms trees growing along Nine Elms Lane are projected by artist Jony Easterby onto buildings around the area.
From 13-21 December, the detailed tree drawings by artist Pippa Taylor will come to life each evening after dark, their silvery branches transforming old and new buildings around the neighbourhood.
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The event is free, accessible and open to everyone!
Discover the illuminations while enjoying a night out in Nine Elms or follow organised trails to see the elm projections on buildings old and new across the community, including New Union Square, ROSE community clubroom, Elm Quay Court on the Thames river path and six other locations.
Read art critic Tabish Khan’s view of Light Up Nine Elms
The illuminations have been commissioned by Wandsworth Council to celebrate the history of the area’s nine elm trees.
Read Jony Easterby’s post on how he created the elm tree projections and why it’s a unique project
The Nine Elms place name has been traced back to the 17th century and nine elm trees were known to be standing on Nine Elms Lane in the 1840s. The elms are thought to have been replanted several times since then.
Find out more about local street trees from expert Paul Wood.
Watch outdoor elm tree projections at:
Exhibition of elm tree drawings
Plus, see Pippa Taylor’s hand-drawn artworks on display at The Turbine Theatre foyer.
Where: Battersea Power Station, Arches Lane, SW11 8AB.
When: Exhibition open between 13 December and 11 January, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 2pm. Closed on Mondays and closed 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, 1 January).
Sold out: Photography at night workshop with Claire Powell on 14 December
Sold out: Street tree walk with Paul Wood on 17 December
Buildings around Nine Elms
Queenstown Road/Battersea Park, Vauxhall. Buses 156, 344, 436. Thames Clippers River Bus RB1, RB2, RB6 to Battersea Power Station and St George Wharf
Start date: 13/12/2019
End date: 21/12/2019
Open from 17:00 to 21:00