Thurrock photographer helps landmark London pub reveal new artistic face

An up and coming Thurrock photographer is brightening up a well-known London pub with her second major exhibition of the year.
 
Antonisia Schroder, a professional photographer who specialises in documentary and cityscape photography, is helping the Dickens Inn, at Marble Quay, in east London revitalise the walls and stairwells of its large premises at St Katharine’s Dock.
 
Her exhibition, entitled ‘My Eyes are Fixed on London’ contains a range of images of London and its surrounds; some in classic black and white and others which are more experimental in tone and use of colour.
 
The exhibition is part of the pub’s push to showcase more contemporary art following the ‘Thames Tamed’ exhibition run earlier in the year by Stuart Koenig-Roach.
 
Antonisia’s exhibition follows her successful stint in Grays, showcasing ‘Thurrock Life in Focus’. That exhibition ran in October 2010 to raise money for Barts and the London Hospital Charity.
 
Antonisia said: “I view the world as if through a lens, and I am always thinking of what could make a good picture. My latest exhibition focuses on London – some shots will be recognizable while others reveal the ‘hidden’ London that only its inhabitants know.
 
“Showcasing my work at the Dickens Inn is great, because it is one of the oldest and best known landmarks in this part of the East End and has such a rich history. It is also incredibly popular so I hope that many tourists and Londoners alike will be able to see my work over the coming weeks.”
 
David Wright, from the Dickens Inn, said: “Earlier this year, the management decided that the paintings and artworks on the wall were becoming somewhat tired and out of date. The two exhibitions that we have run here this year have helped to make it much more contemporary and we have already had a number of people commenting on how much brighter it makes the place.
 
“I am sure many of our visitors will enjoy the new artworks around the premises, and I hope that this will be the beginning of making the Dickens Inn a centre for up and coming London artists.”
 

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