Earlier this week, Roger submitted his completed artwork of square ‘9B’ in London’s West End as part of Article 25’s 10×10 Drawing the City event.
Roger’s square shows a vibrant part of the area where High Holborn meets Kingsway, revealing many of London’s faces – as a tourist, financial and cultural centre.
The images above show a sneak preview of a section of the finished painting, which will go on display in Somerset House from 1st November 2012.
Roger has been invited by Article 25 to be one of its 100 artists assigned a square of land in London’s West End as part of the charity’s 10×10 London drawing project.
Roger’s challenge, along with the other artists involved, is to capture artistically the character of their respective portion of the city. Other architects approached to contribute to this include Lord Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid, Sir Terence Conran, Will Alsop, and Nicholas Grimshaw.
All 100 artworks will be exhibited at Somerset House for two weeks, then auctioned to raise money for Article 25.
Edited by David Killingray and Elizabeth Purves.
Features a number of Roger’s paintings, including the front cover.
This historical dictionary comprises 100 entries from local contributors on people, places, organisations, and themes which centre on the town of Sevenoaks. ‘What is the history of the Wildernesse estate? Who were the Lambardes? What did the town smell like 200 years ago? Where is Gallows Common? What was sold in the Shambles? When was Hartslands built? Where was silk made? What happened during the World Wars?’ These are a few subjects of inquiry in this new publication The 300-page book is a full colour production, and includes over 100 illustrations.
Copies now available from Sevenoaks Bookshop.
Published by Bloomsbury, 1995. ISBN 0-7475-2148-4
Written and illustrated by the artist
Limited number of signed new copies available at £18.00, plus postage and packaging. Cheaper copies can be obtained via Amazon.
Reviews of BUILDINGS OF BRITAIN
“Roger FitzGerald, a partner in the Architects Design Partnership, paints watercolours of architectural subjects in his spare time, andBloomsburypresents a generous selection of them in this attractive book. FitzGerald says his selection of subjects is ‘personal’ not scholarly, the intention being ‘to encourage the reader to look closely at places he or she knows or comes across’. At first glance he may seem to be touring John Piper territory, but his interests prove sufficiently eclectic for the inclusion of Ralph Erskine’s Byker Wall and, in a section on materials, the concrete terraces of the National Theatre and the tensile fabric roof of Schlumberger alongside the vernacular of timber, brick, flint and thatch.” – Architects’ Journal, 5 October 1995
“In precise and detailed watercolours the diversity of British architecture is celebrated, fromStonehengeto the Thames Barrier. Individual buildings, famous towns and cities, cathedrals and castles are pictured, as are our traditional materials – stone, thatch, timber and brick.” – Hatchards, Autumn and Winter selection 1995 and Christmas preview evening book signing, 1995