Pittsburgh Art on the Bank (South Bank, London: 3 – 9 June 2019)

Pittsburgh Art on the Bank is a multi-disciplinary week-long exhibition in London, offering an immersive presentation of the city’s diverse artistry.

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What

VisitPITTSBURGH, in collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Art Council and Arts and Culture at Pittsburgh International Airport, is bringing together a collection of exclusive artworks by 12 Pittsburgh-based artists on London’s vibrant South Bank. Pittsburgh Art on the Bank is a multi-disciplinary showcase by well-known and emerging artists, offering an immersive presentation of the city’s diverse talent and artistry. 

The week-long exhibition will also host to a number of 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 using the technique of Warhol himself.

The week-long showcase coincides with British Airways centenary celebrations follows last month’s launch of the year-round direct service to Pittsburgh from London Heathrow. 

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Where 

Riverside Slice, South Bank – across from Gabriel’s Pier and next to Oxo Tower Wharf. 

When

Pittsburgh Art on the Bank will take place from 3 – 9 June. The pop-up art exhibition will be open 24-hours a day for the duration of the week.

The Q&A with Donald G. Warhola will take place from 1-2pm on Wednesday 5 June.

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Silk-screen printing sessions will take place from 11am-2pm and 4-7pm on Saturday 8 June and from 12-4pm on Sunday 9 June.

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How much

The pop-up exhibition and all events are free to the public.

What’s on

Celebrated as the ‘culture capital’ of the US, Pittsburgh has earned its reputation as a must-visit destination for creatives. Not only is it the birthplace of legendary artist Andy Warhol, it is also home to a seven-storey museum dedicated to his life’s works, showcasing over 3,000 pieces; The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), committed to championing creativity; contemporary art museum The Mattress Factory, providing a living and working space for artists from around the world.

 The artists and their pieces at the pop-up exhibition include:

  • Alisha Wormsley – “There Are Black People In The Future”, 2015
  • Crystal Latimer – “Untitled with Parrots (The First Voyage)”, 2019
  • Ed Piskor – “Flash on the wheels of steel”, 2013
  • Mia Tarducci – “A Time in Space”, 2017
  • Terry Boyd – “A Dreamless Sleep. Forever, and Ever”, 2018

A Q&A session will be taking place with Donald G. Warhola – nephew of Andy Warhol and Vice President of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts – for one hour, discussing the life of his uncle and the art scene in Pittsburgh. A series of silk-screen printing sessions will be available to test out Warhol’s technique on a complimentary tote bag. There will be limited number of spaces for both events, so tickets will need to be secured via the links above.

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. To enter, visitors must share a selfie with their favourite piece of art on Instagram using the bespoke hashtag #PITartonthebank.

More information can be found here: www.visitpittsburgh.com/art-on-the-bank