Tunnel Tourists

Nicky Sutton and I made this zine together, inspired by the sheer excitement of living in Abbey Wood when the Elizabeth line opened. Suddenly there were trains every 5 minutes into central London and the friends that had effectively said goodbye when we moved “so far out” realised they could in fact come and visit. On Monday 30th May 2022 we decided to rate every Elizabeth line station between Abbey Wood and Paddington. We scored the stations according to criteria we made up as we went; touching surfaces, inspecting signage, considering lighting, comparing acoustics and assessing the general vibe. At the time of our ranking, Bond Street wasn’t yet open so readers are invited to score Bond Street themselves and see how it fares against the rest of the leaderboard. The zine includes the scorecard for Bond Street and all the other stations are represented with drawings, weird analogies and photos based on our experiences of that day.

Exhibited at ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London and #38 Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London AND WINNER OF THE ARTWORKS OPEN 2022 CASH AND SHOW PRIZE!

Tunnel Tourists is available to buy at Lakeside Art Shop