Over the past two years, Julie has applied the instant nature of hand-held technology to get up close with the people, personalities and places at the heart of Europe’s biggest infrastructure project. By creating digital and animated drawings at specific moments, her pictures capture everyday situations out on sites across the route, bringing the evolution of the project to life.
This exhibition highlights Julie’s work through five key themes including: people, places and spaces, inspiring women, communities and digging up the past. The result is a series of striking, colourful images of scenes seen through the eyes of a diverse range of people working on the Crossrail project such as tunnellers, engineers, project managers and archaeologists. As a result, Julie is able to give a fascinating insight into the many people and building works hidden behind the construction hoardings, and to show how art can also inspire young people from local communities living along the route.
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