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Paint Lab

Abstract painting

Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Exhibition Road

A curated group of artists create live artworks inspired by different areas of wondrous science. Watch their large-scale creations come to life in real time.

Creativity and science collide as one of London most famous roads is turned into a giant canvas. ‘Paint Lab’ will see Exhibition Road become a colour-filled live art gallery for the weekend of the Great Exhibition Road Festival as a curated group of artists create large-scale artworks representing different areas of wondrous science.

Inspired by Imperial College London research into everything from new medical breakthroughs to humanity’s future relationship with machines, and how to urgently tackle the climate crisis using natural solutions and innovation, this is your chance to see real research given creative form in real time through the skills of London’s finest public artists.

As well as getting to watch the pieces being created, there will also be opportunities to hear from both the artists and the scientists who inspired them discussing the pieces as they take shape.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.


Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Exhibit
Abstract painting