Cartographic Colour: A Photographic Exhibition by Giles Revell – 16.04.19

Photographer Giles Revell’s series of images reinterpret the colours of well-known flowers, abstracting them to eliminate the distraction of form; petals and stems are reduced to accurate graphic examinations of the consistent hues.

The images, first printed in Cartographic Colour, a book published by Concentric Editions, were photographed partly on site at RHS Wisley using live specimens, and partly in Revell’s studio using cut flowers, meaning the level of detail contained in the images is highly impactful.

Now, the images will be displayed against the lush green backdrop of Crossrail Place Roof Garden, a tropical oasis in Canary Wharf from the 16th April until the end of May, traditionally the time for spring flowers, and Chelsea Flower Show.

Printed as large format photographs and displayed around the garden the vibrancy of the images jump out of the foliage as you walk around.

Canary Wharf offers world-class, year-round arts and events programme presenting over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events and exhibitions throughout the Estate.

For more information on the event at Canary Wharf, please visit:


For further information and images, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166

Notes to Editors


Tuesday 16 April – Friday 31 May
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB

About Giles Revell

Influenced by fine art and conceptualism, Giles Revell’s work is an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of graphic, ideas-based imagery and the different ways in which photographic images can imply form, surface or texture via the simplest means. In addition to ‘pure’, traditional photography, Giles’s personal work continues to explore the creative potential of digital technologies.

Represented by the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, Giles has won numerous awards for his work, which has been published and exhibited around the world. Alongside his personal work, he continues to produce images for commercial clients such as the English National Opera (ENO), Mercedes, Nike, Levi’s and Sony.

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.

It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Instagram: @canarywharflondon
Twitter: @YourCanaryWharf
Twitter: @CanaryWharfGrp
Twitter: @Level39CW