You may have heard of Bow Arts artist Robson Cezar as King of the Bottle Tops. Considering his artwork, this nickname couldn’t have been any more suitable for him! Robson, who has a studio with Bow Arts at their Bow Road site, has been working on a new commission for St. Katherine’s at the St. Katherine’s Precinct, another one of Bow Arts’ studio sites in Limehouse.
Robson’s artwork is very much community driven and throughout the making process Robson is inviting people of all ages to help with the commission – by collecting bottle tops to use as well as getting involved with their sorting and placing. Robson has already completed four of the seven panels that will be displayed as a mural composed of 15.600 bottle tops in total. For those who’d like to see the making process of the other three should hurry up! It’s a thrilling experience to go hunting for symbols referring to St. Katherine’s long and intriguing history, however, Robson tips us off by saying we should be more focused on the context of the mural overall, rather than each individual panel.
Robson Cezar has taken up residence at St Katharine's throughout July and August to create a large scale mural for St Katharine's Precint. Join Robson as he makes spectacular pictures from humble bottletops. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn how the artist makes his work as well as a chance to experience working on a public art commission. All are welcome, just come along to St Katherine’s Precinct any weekday or Sundays between 11am and 3pm to offer a hand. Got some bottletops going spare? Why not bring them along to Robson and help contribute to his work! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org