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Belgrave House, Victoria

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Following an invited competition, painter Martin McGinn was commissioned to create an artwork for Belgrave House, a new office development designed by Squire and Partners and located close to Victoria Station.  Artists were invited to propose a work which would be integrated within the building's architecture and publicly visible from the street.


McGinn’s selected proposal became his first public commission and the first time he had worked in a material other than paint on canvas.  Visible both by day and night, Glass Ceiling is a monumental lightbox, which crosses the threshold of Belgrave House, part outside and part inside.  Within the lightbox, which is faced with sandblasted toughened glass, sits the image of overlapping fluorescent tubes which appear to recede in perspective down a vast corridor.


Martin McGinn

Title of work

Glass Ceiling





Image credit

© Martin McGinn