London’s longest public art trail, The Line, has added new commissions for summer.

Running between Greenwich Peninsula and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the trail’s new commissions include works by Yinka Ilori, Mahtab Hussain and Simon Faithfull.

Yinka Ilori’s major installation Types of Happiness will be on display from Monday, June 19 and showcase his colourful, playful geometric design. The work features two 10-foot high sculptural chairs, part of a series representing the 16 different types of happiness. You can find it near the Royal Docks City Hall.

The Resident: Yinka Ilori's Types of Happiness (2019)Yinka Ilori's Types of Happiness (2019) (Image: The Line)

From September at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, artist Mahtab Hussain will present his new commission Please take a seat. The result of a three-year collaboration between The Line, the National Portrait Gallery and London College of Fashion, the artwork features a specially designed bench embedded with local references which explore representation and identity.

The public are invited to play and engage with this work, by writing thoughts, ideas and feelings in response to it, which will then form part of a growing online archive.

On Sunday September 17, as part of Open House Festival, Turner Prize winning Helen Cammock will perform a site-specific response to House Mill and the underflowing River Lea.

From September 17 also, Simon Faithfull’s 0o00 Navigation will lead visitors on a trail along the Greenwich Meridian between the English Channel and Accra in Ghana through 45 engraved paving stones depicting landscapes from countries including France, Spain, Algeria and Burkina Faso.

The work connects countries along the Greenwich Meridian and lead punters into the thriving biodiversity on the banks of the River Lea.

Faithfull will present a performance lecture at Cody Dock at the work’s launch.

These works join public art pieces from artists such as Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Eva Rothschild, Richard Wilson and Larry Achiampong, which dot the scenic route along east London’s waterways and along the line of the Greenwich Meridian and passing through places such as the Royal Docks and Three Mills

The Line is accessible to all and open 365 days as year.

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