The Trading Words pop-up exhibition opening at the St George London Dock development was a fascinating event to work on.
Our client’s St George tasked us with providing discreet and effective lighting and sound for the exhibition opening, plus entertainment in the form of our great resident DJ Lindy Layton, and Tolix furniture to match the industrial feel of the space. With the venue situated near St Katherine’s Dock, the exhibition reflected some of the goods that used to come into London and the smell of spices and tea filled the room, whilst guests sipped amazing cocktails using Tobacco liqueur provided by caterer’s Blue Strawberry – Table Talk.
We also provided a bespoke printed light box bar using some of Gordon Young’s artwork – which proved to be a great addition to the exhibition!
To quote the Berkeley Group:
Trading Words is a major public art installation by renowned artist Gordon Young, unveiled at London Dock in Wapping, close to St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge and the City. Designed by architects Patel Taylor, London Dock will comprise 1,800 new homes and 200,000 sq ft of commercial floor space, set within 6 acres of open space, including a spectacular new public square centred upon a magnificent choreographed water feature.
Trading Words is the first work in London for Young who is renowned for his large-scale installations, including The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool. The artist specialises in creating public art works which become part of daily life and reflect his passion for literature and poetry.