Pillars of the Community

Pillars of the CommunityWe’ve been very excited to launch our collaborative art exhibition, “Past, Present and Future of Waterloo,” in conjunction with international workspace provider HB Reavis.

The project will transform the colonnade on York Road, underneath the 1960s building, into a public art gallery with displays of imagery, artwork and textiles, bringing the area surrounding Elizabeth House to life. The first phase of the exhibition sees five colonnade pillars dressed with imagery taken by Morley students and Digital Media and Photography Programme Manager, Steve Mepsted. The works, named ‘Pillars of the Community’, showcase the history of the area and include images of local people who have helped shape the landscape of Waterloo.

Upcoming phases of the project will see a further collection of decorated columns popping up, with mosaics, paintings, drawings and ceramics created by Morley students. The project aims to highlight the area’s rich heritage and create an enlivened space for those working, living in and visiting the area.

There is also a carefully curated window display installed at Elizabeth House, showcasing the work undertaken by textiles and jewellery students at the college. The display includes a range of pieces from Morley students.

“Morley College London is delighted to partner with HB Reavis and have this opportunity to engage with the local neighbourhood and showcase the creativity of our students," said Sara Robertson-Jonas, Head of School for Visual and Digital Arts. "We look forward to injecting new life into Elizabeth House through our partnership and bringing the work of our students to wider audiences.”

The exhibition will run until Winter 2019.