4 February—17 June 2012
In the Architecture Space
350 years after his birth, the architecture of Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) continues to inspire and provoke the imagination. This exhibition brings Hawksmoor’s legacy to life by juxtaposing a range of images with quotes from architects, writers and critics, all relating to or inspired by Hawksmoor and his work. Represented are a diverse a range of figures including Sir John Soane RA, Charles Dickens, Peter Ackroyd, John Piper, Alan Moore and Leon Kossoff, along with film interviews with architect Ptolemy Dean, novelist Philip Pullman and poet Iain Sinclair, to dramatically bring to light the imaginative legacy of this most original architect.
Tuesdays 15 May or 12 June SOLD OUT
Beginning with an introductory talk at MJP Architects, we explore the extraordinary power of Hawksmoor’s Christ Church, Spitalfields and the fascinating history of its surrounding streets and are joined by Sir Richard MacCormac RA. Read more
Saturdays 26 May or 23 June SOLD OUT
Famous for his East London churches, Hawksmoor designed several City church spires as well as the exquisite St Mary Woolnoth. We explore St Mary’s and Hawksmoor’s other City spires and are joined by Alex Scott-Whitby of StudioAR Read more