The historic Market building has been lit up in neon until 10 October 2021.
As the autumn nights start to wind in earlier, Covent Garden is staying alight with a stunning new installation. Following her striking work on the façade of the Tate Britain last winter, British artist Chila Burman has created a new series of neon sculptures in the iconic Market Building.
Since the end of August 2021, the market’s South Hall has been lit up by colourful messages and symbols, inspired by the artist’s Hindu Punjabi heritage. Visitors can be mesmerized by the sculptures of tigers, snakes, bulls and peacocks, alongside uplifting and playful words, such as ‘light’, ‘bizarre’, ‘fruity’, ‘love’ and ‘truth’. Entering the market from the western side near St Paul’s Church, you are greeted by the message, ‘Do you see words in rainbows?’.
- Chila Burman’s installation is on show until 10 October 2021. Lights in the Market building are on daily, 7am-12am; the James Street tiger 7am-11pm. At Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BU. Nearest stations: Covent Garden, Leicester Square or Charing Cross. For more information, visit the Covent Garden website.
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