Whitechapel Gallery next to Aldgate East tube Station does tours for groups which is a bookable service and then an artist escorts the group and then there’s a workshop with refreshments to keep you going in the two hour slot. Today’s tour was with The Claremont Project in Islington. An artist-led discussion focussed on a gold-leafed tree taking up ALL the installation space and then Barbara Jones’ revised exhibition from 1951.
To internalise what participants in the tour extract from the exhibitions, the workshop is devised to elicit responses by way of “thinking outside the box”, and having a go at mono-printing.
The time whizzes by because of the chat and going up and up into the building.
Whitechapel Road takes on a different air way up high in the roof of The Whitechapel Gallery. It’s quiet far from the cacophony of the market and the traffic. It’s fresh away from the burger and frying oil smells.
It’s still Whitechapel.