300 x 400 mm
Acrylic on sewn up bits of canvas and linen
2020
Whitechapel is home for me in London. I have been fascinated with John Rocque's map of 1746 and what existed then to now. Street names in particular, so I have adapted the streets to fit in with the composition that I sewn up using old scraps of linen and canvas.  Alice Blackley

Contemporary
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Whitechapel

300 x 400 mm

Acrylic on sewn up bits of canvas and linen

2020

Whitechapel is home for me in London. I have been fascinated with John Rocque's map of 1746 and what existed then to now. Street names in particular, so I have adapted the streets to fit in with the composition that I sewn up using old scraps of linen and canvas. 

$300.00

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  • Pastel on board
380 x 330 mm
2019
unframed
  • 300 x 400 mm
2020
Acrylic on linen and canvas
Combining old imagery from John Rocque's map of London from 1746 and a contemporary scene of Whitehall today. I compose my picture by using both old and new elements into a composition from sewn up old scraps of linen and canvas that suit the original map layout of the famous area.
  • 300 x 400 mm
Acrylic on canvas and linen
2020
This is the view from my studio / loft. Using the old map of London by John Rocque from 1746, I incorporate his work of the area into the sewn segments of linen and canvas that make up the rest of the composition. Thus combing old with new. 
  • 300 x 400 mm
Acrylic on sewn up bits of canvas and linen
2020
Whitechapel is home for me in London. I have been fascinated with John Rocque's map of 1746 and what existed then to now. Street names in particular, so I have adapted the streets to fit in with the composition that I sewn up using old scraps of linen and canvas. 
  • 350 x 400 mm
Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
2020
Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London. I have copied the area from John Rocque's map of London in 1746, whilst referencing the original meat, poultry and game markets which the area was famous for. The image of the 'Gherkin' with a jet plane crossing its tip in a salute is now a prominent part of that area. So again I incorporate the old and new to make an artwork representing an area of London.
  • Acrylic on sewn canvas and Linen
300 x 400 mm 
2020
The view out my loft window, a typical East End of London view. I surround this view with small excerpts from the 1746 map of London by John Rocque.
  • Acrylic on sewn linen and canvas
500 x 300 mm
2020
Walking over London Bridge one evening, I looked up at the illuminated combination of The Shard and a crane's red light. I felt it represented present London succinctly.The night sky in London is punctuated with red dots (lights on buildings for helicopters) a lot of these are on the cranes that soar up into the night sky. Using John Rocque's map of London of 1746, I combine the old and the new of London Bridge into one cohesive art work.
  • This work is an amalgamation of old and new. Using the map of London by John Rocque in 1746. I insert into the ladder-like arrangement of sewn canvas and linen, the contemporary street names that branch off from the famous Brick Lane. The street signs, which are now in two languages; English and Bengali. (Note that the Bengali name is not a translation but a transliteration of the English name). Reflect on the cultural shift from centuries ago to the multicultural Brick Lane of today. 
Also painted into the canvas is one of the distinctive street lamps enabling a vertical shift to the long horizontal composition. 
260 x 1540 mm
2020
  • 350 x 250 mm
Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
2020
  I incorporated segments of Brick Lane fromJohn Rocque's London map from 1746 into the fragments of sewn linen or canvas that are arranged according to his map.
  • 500 x 1750 mm 
Acrylic on Canvas & Linen
2020
Located in the East End's Spitalfields area, Petticoat Lane is one of the oldest and most famous markets in London. Using John Rocque's map of London from 1746 I superimpose the old street names into the jigsaw of sewn up bits of linen and canvas. I then bring the art work into a contemporary context by inserting into the main street (which is now no longer in existence), the everyday 'sale' signs that visually emblazon the lively market area of today.
  • 520 x 840 mm
Acrylic on canvas and linen
2020