I met up with Kaia Charles and Jemima Burrill - the curators at the Greenwich Peninsula site which includes the Now Gallery, to talk about their work commissioning art for the gallery and the public spaces on the estate.
Greenwich Peninsula is a large site served by North Greenwich station on the Jubilee Line. It is most commonly used by visitors to the O2 site and part of a 25 year development plan, started in 2014.
In summer 2019 a new area of the development will open to the public and include riverside walks which include public art installations. Known as The Tide, there is an elevated walkway by the designers of the High Line in New York, a 27m picnic table with built in barbeque spots by Studio Morison, and sculptures by Allan Jones and Damien Hirst.
The Now Gallery has become an art destination for Londoners often delivering instagram worthy installations Recent shows include Camille Walala and Sara Shakeel. Summer 2019 sees Kinska taking over the gallery with an installation made of ceramics.