Thompson Hall: Digital Display in London’s Old Street

View Thompson Hall’s paintings on the Old Street Digital Canvas


1 – 31 August 2022

Old Street Digital Canvas, Old Street Roundabout, London, EC1V 1JB

Free outdoor display. The display can be viewed at any time of day.



A selection of paintings by ActionSpace artist Thompson Hall were broadcasted on the Old Street Digital Canvas in London throughout August 2022. Thompson Hall utilises abstracted symbols and text to shed light on issues of inequality in relation to politics, social change and marginalisation. To coincide with Autograph’s display ‘Thompson Hall: Inequality, Marginalisation and Social Change’, Thompson’s paintings were shown six metres high at this prominent location in the heart of Shoreditch in London.

Thompson takes a journalistic approach in his art practice which documents everyday experiences and current affairs. Working primarily in acrylic paint and pastels, he is influenced by the work of artists including Althea McNish, Ronald Moody and Kehinde Wiley.

Thompson was Autograph’s first artist-in-residence in March – May, 2022. He used the creative time and space offered by the residency to develop his practice following Covid-19 related lockdowns. This display brings together Thompson’s past work with new paintings created during the residency, addressing issues of empire, social welfare, the cost-of-living crisis and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19. The residency was part of the Explorers Project.

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Find out more about Thompson Hall’s Autograph display ‘Inequality, Marginalisation and Social Change’.

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