Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Gayle Chong Kwan

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth – July 2007

“Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships…”
Jules Verne

Journey to the Centre of the Earth was a major three-part exhibition commissioned by Art on the Underground (formerly Platform for Art) at Southwark and London Underground stations. It was the result of a unique collaboration between artist Gayle Chong Kwan and people originating from all over the world who live, work and study in the London Bridge and Southwark areas. The exhibitions, Intra, Hollow Earth and Core depict fantastical worlds inspired by journeys real and imagined.

Gayle Chong Kwan led workshops and dialogues over a period of six months in restaurants, hotels, kitchens and in Borough Market. Over sixty London Underground staff, market traders, restaurant workers, and catering students worked collaboratively with the artist.

Photos by Daisy Hutchison. Copyright Gayle Chong Kwan, Art on the Underground, 2007.