Pittsburgh Art on the Bank opens on London’s South Bank
London’s South Bank brightened up yesterday following the launch of a new pop-up art exhibition, Pittsburgh Art on the Bank. The exhibition – curated by VisitPITTSBURGH, in collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Art Council and Arts and Culture at Pittsburgh International Airport – brings together 12 works of art from well-known and emerging Pittsburgh-based artists in a multi-disciplinary showcase.
The week-long exhibit will run until Sunday 9 June and 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 with British Airways. To enter, visitors must share a selfie with their favourite piece of art on Instagram using the bespoke hashtag #PITartonthebank.
Throughout the week, the exhibition will also host two 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 this weekend. 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 in the Screening Room at Sea Containers London, a short walk from the exhibition. Spaces to the Q&A are limited, so free tickets need to be secured in advance here.
Silk-screen printing sessions will be available on 8 and 9 June, from 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. Free tickets can be booked here.
Further details can be found at visitpittsburgh.com/art-on-the-bank