Harry Hill joins artists to display interactive works across London

Harry Hill joins artists to have interactive works displayed across London (yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Harry Hill joins artists to have interactive works displayed across London (yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Harry Hill is among a number of artists who have shown their work publicly in interactive exhibitions in London’s West End.

The comedian has unveiled a trail of little green figures in a piece, titled Harry Hill’s Alien Art Adventure alongside works created by Zarah Hussain and Fiona Quadri.

The exhibitions are part of the Brighter Future public showcase, developed with National Gallery X (NGX) and other prestigious art institutions.

Hill’s intergalactic journey follows the five extraterrestrial sculptures, each accompanied by one of the competition’s artworks.

Visitors are invited to join a creative tour of the area through an immersive augmented reality trail, with original commentary on each installation from the comedian.

Hill's intergalactic journey follows the five alien sculptures, each accompanied by one of the competition artworks (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Hill’s intergalactic journey follows the five alien sculptures, each accompanied by one of the competition artworks (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Other installations will be unveiled throughout August and into October, created by artists including Sam Williams, Morag Myerscough and Faith Bebbington

Renowned Royal Academy artist Paul Huxley also has colorful and bold hanging canvases on display in Piccadilly as part of the art trail.

At each installation, the public will find QR codes that allow them to join Hill’s Alien Art Adventure.

Hill, who acts as a judge for Art of London’s Brighter Future programme, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with these artists and see our visions of a Brighter Future come to life through art.”

The comedian has unveiled a trail of little green figures in a piece, titled Harry Hill's Alien Art Adventure alongside works created by Zarah Hussain and Fiona Quadri (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

The comedian has unveiled a trail of little green figures in a piece, titled Harry Hill’s Alien Art Adventure alongside works created by Zarah Hussain and Fiona Quadri (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Brighter Future is one of the West End’s biggest public art initiatives ever and represents the optimism and future visions of each artist.

Installations are also set to appear in major locations across the capital, including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Waterloo Place and St James’s Market.

Hill and curators from the National Gallery, Art Of London and Arts Council England have previously selected winners to receive funding and expert guidance to bring their artwork to life.

The National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts have also joined the process to help the artists realize their concepts in an open Ideas Lab.

Harry Hill with artists (left to right) Zarah Hussain, Fiona Quadri and Sam Williams during the launch of the Brighter Future art initiative, at Piccadilly Circus, London (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Harry Hill with artists (left to right) Zarah Hussain, Fiona Quadri and Sam Williams during the launch of the Brighter Future art initiative, at Piccadilly Circus, London (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Entitled Pop Geometry, Hussain’s vibrant and colorful work highlights London’s cultural uniqueness and will be installed in Piccadilly Circus from 9-11 August.

West End visitors will discover free art in every corner of the West End district, with Quadri’s interactive installation Crossing Paths currently available in St James’s Churchyard.

Williams’ immersive environment that encourages people to ‘find their toy’ will be installed in the gardens of Leicester Square.

At each installation, audiences will find QR codes that allow them to join Hill's Alien Art Adventure (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

At each installation, audiences will find QR codes that allow them to join Hill’s Alien Art Adventure (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Mark Williams, Director of Art Of London, said: “After a brilliant first year for The Art Of London Season, it is so exciting to return with a campaign that celebrates joy and optimism for the future.

“We are delighted to harness the creativity and vision of these incredible artists and once again transform the streets of the West End into their own art canvases for visitors to enjoy and experience too.”

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