The unveiling of the next Terrace Wires art installation is now one month away and promises to stop the station’s visitors in their tracks as they look up. David Batchelor’s new artwork will be unlike anything ever seen at St Pancras International let alone a railway station.
The artwork, Chromolocomotion, will express Batchelor’s love of light and bold colour. Using brightly coloured Perspex shards, the new installation will create an ever changing explosion of colour over the Grand Terrace in the station.
Taking influence of the station's gothic Victorian architecture and striking colours, Chromolocomotion will make use of the iconic Barlow Shed roof as a light source transforming the area into St Pancras' very own stained glass window.
The 20m x 10m piece will be revealed in Monday 7th April.
Alongside this year’s Terrace Wires, St Pancras is working with local schools to encourage children to take part inspiration from the areas around them. As part of Terrace Wires in the Community, students were asked to create their own artworks. Entries will be judged by Nicola Shaw, CEO of HS1 Ltd, and the artist himself, David Batchelor.
Keep your eyes peeled as we will be announcing the winner on the website in early April. You'll also get the chance to see finalists work in the station underneath the original inspiration.
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.