Neil Roland - Gallery 50 Royal Courts of Justice, London
This has been my biggest individual commission to date. A collection
of some 50 very large (up to six foot wide) artworks to hang in the Rolls
Building at the Royal Courts of Justice in the City of London. I was presented
to H.M. The Queen when she opened the building and looked at the artwork at the
end of 2011.
The pictures, just a few of which are included here, are all taken from
within the Square Mile of the City of London, and reflect the activities of the
new courts - the biggest commercial courts in Europe.
I have an extensive London collection viewable at my Didsbury
Please note that the size, colours and quality of the pictures on
this page have been reduced for web viewing and do not accurately represent the
detail and vivid colours of the actual photographs
The spiral staircase at The Rolls Building, Royal Courts of
Justice, Fetter Lane, London.
Shards of Borough
The Shard, Southwart Cathedral, and St. Saviours monument,
Southwark. Not strictly City of London, but viewed from.....
The London Stock Exchange
Paternoster Square. reflections from the building adjacent to
Tilbury Docks (i)
Reflection of a tug at Tilbury Docks, Essex. This is the Port
of London's dock, and as with the rest of the Tilbury Docks collection of
pictures, is designed to represent the Admiralty and Maritime court work at the
Canary Wharf at Night
The Lloyds Building at 1, Lime Street, with the Gherkin peeping
out from behind the Willis Building.
Royal Courts of Justice
The main Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand.
The old Royal Exchange building with a bicycle reflected in a
King's College, Fetter Lane.
The Gherkin Reflected
At 30, St. Mary's Axe. The sharp, iconic curves of the Gherkin
are softened at night when reflected.
Angels and Cannons
New developments on Angel Street contrast with the classic
Cannon Street station behind.
London Stock Exchange (ii)
A carved, art deco female figure on the Unilever building near
Tilbury Docks (ii)
Tilbury Docks (iii)
looking like a mountain range, but actually just mounds of sand
and cement, far smaller than they seem. Photographed by my lying on the ground
and looking up at this surreal landscape.
Tilbury Docks (iv)
Tilbury Docks (v)
St. Paul's Cathedral Two Ways
St. Paul's Cathedral reflected (top) in the London Stock
Exchange, just as a plane flies over, and (below), pictured from Fleet Street,
reflected in the Express Building.
Royal Courts of Justice (ii)
This abstract image is actually the National westminster Tower
as the sun sets on a summer evening.