Up Projects,

Ballonland 4 by Andreas Oehlert, St. Pancras Chambers.

Opening its doors for 48 hours only, Shine transformed this extraordinary building and allow the public unique access ahead of the renovations, which has seen St Pancras Chambers reinstated as one of the capitals most impressive pieces of architecture. 

St Pancras Chambers previously named Midland Grand Hotel, was the most lavish hotel in Victorian London. Having fallen out of favour in the mid 30’s, the building had stood empty for 30 years and slipped into disrepair.

Focused around the Grand Staircase, Shine explored how artists employ light in their work.  From Caravaggio's 17th Century chiaroscuros to Nauman's neons in 60's conceptual art, light's elusive fascination has been constantly explored by artists but rarely used as the theme or focal point for an exhibition. 

Artists included; Howard DykeTracey EminRuna Islam, Martin MaloneyAndreas OehelertJulian Opie,Luke OxleyMartin RichmanRichard Ross, , Shane Waltener, and Toby Ziegler

Shine was sponsored by Art Review, Black Bush, Habitat,King's Cross Partnership, London & Continental Railways, Royal Opera House, Whitelight, Ted Baker, Saville Audio Visual, GE Club.