Children’s guide to the art of Canary Wharf
For the next five years, our longstanding client, Canary Wharf Group, is the proud custodian of a world-famous Henry Moore sculpture. Affectionally known as Old Flo, this bronze artwork has been part of East End life since 1958.
Properly titled Draped Seated Woman, the work has had a colourful life which we will be exploring in new outreach initiative aimed at Tower Hamlets primary school children. Working with local teachers, the Henry Moore Foundation, Tower Hamlets council and Canary Wharf Group, we are creating a number of deliverables, including:
- A short book on Henry Moore, Old Flo and her journey from Stepney, via Yorkshire, to Canary Wharf
- Lesson plans based on a site visit and Henry Moore’s inspiration for Old Flo, linking into the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2
- A children’s art trail around a dozen pieces of public art in Canary Wharf (there are actually over 70 artworks on the estate).
The children’s art trail is the first of the materials to be finished and will be delivered for the start of the 2018 summer term.