London Waterloo station welcomes artist Doug Hyde’s 20th anniversary collection ‘One Love’ to the heart of the capital in association with Clarendon Fine Art: Doug-10

Thursday 10 Aug 2023

London Waterloo station welcomes artist Doug Hyde’s 20th anniversary collection ‘One Love’ to the heart of the capital in association with Clarendon Fine Art

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Tomorrow (Friday 11 August) Britain’s busiest station is hosting a brand-new art exhibition titled ‘One Love’ which champions positivity and inclusion.

British contemporary artist Doug Hyde has produced six, two-metre tall ‘One Love’ animated sculptures (a person holding a large heart to show inclusivity and one love) which will be on tour this summer in different locations across the country.

London Waterloo station has been chosen as one of the key locations to host one of the sculptures on the main concourse for the day.

The giant ‘One Love’ sculptures have also been featured in various festivals including Flackstock and Wilderness in association with Choose Love charity and Brighton Pride as the smiling genderless and raceless character holding a giant heart is a symbol of inclusivity and ‘One Love’ to all. Following London Waterloo, it will make its way north with its next stop outside Lincoln Cathedral.

Leading to the heart of the capital and acting as a key transport hub, London Waterloo station is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year and has been host to a number of significant events including the 75th anniversary of Windrush and welcoming more than 5,000 Armed Forces personnel playing an active role in the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort.

Doug Hyde, artist, said: “When we chose the locations for the One Love sculpture London Waterloo station was at the top of the list. As one of the busiest stations in the UK and has been a classic destination for a romantic rendezvous for over 100 years, so is the perfect setting for a sculpture entitled ‘One Love’! But perhaps even more importantly, ‘One Love’ was created to promote and celebrate inclusivity and positivity, and where better to do this than at the heart of London’s busiest railway station.”

Cem Davis, Network Rail’s London Waterloo station manager, said: “We’re really pleased to host this fantastic sculpture at London Waterloo station, and it seems very apt being one of the UK’s busiest stations at the heart of the capital.

“We’re always finding ways to promote diversity and inclusion through the railway and our stations are key assets that allow us to do this through various events and exhibitions."

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Further list of galleries where the public can visit the exhibitions:

  • Harpenden Clarendon Art Gallery
  • Cambridge Clarendon Art Gallery
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Henley
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stafford
  • Lincoln
  • Nottingham
  • Milton Keynes
  • Salisbury

Artist background:

  • Credited as "The most popular living artist in the UK" by BBC TV National News
  • In 2002, Doug Hyde was a young artist painting pictures for his family and friends in his spare time. In 2005, he was named as the UK’s best-selling published artist in national media titles.  
  • The extraordinary rise from virtual unknown to the most popular living artist in the UK has been meteoric. His celebrity collectors include England Manager Roy Hodgson, golfer Rory McIlroy and British movie star Emily Blunt.
  • Doug lives on a farm in the Cotswolds and his artwork is renowned as messages of love, joy, humour with the emotional input being the key to what makes his artwork speak to so many of us.
  • Doug has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years including several commissioned partnerships with Children in Need, the NHS and The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
  • Doug has also created commemorative works for 2014 Rugby World Cup and 2016 Olympics
  • Doug is the official artist to the England Rugby team including a dedicated piece for English association football manager Roy Hodgson
  • In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Doug released a spectacular commemorative piece showing some of his best loved characters enjoying a Jubilee jamboree of their own.
  • Doug’s NHS interactive social media campaign that raised £150k for NHS and encouraged families to share artwork

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