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'The Island' by Stephen Walter

Duration: 01:38

Stephen Walter explains the inspiration behind his drawing ‘The Island’. He explains that his hand drawn map of London is a comment on the capital’s contradiction, chaos and intricacies. He decided to represent the city as an island as a wry joke on London’s self-importance and the way Britain identifies itself as an island nation.

Available since: Tue 22 May 2012


Sian Phillips
Sam Hobkinson
Sam Hobkinson
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

This clip is from

A Picture of London

A film evoking the city as seen by painters, photographers, film-makers and writers.

First broadcast: 26 May 2012

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