Today my colleagues and I popped in to see the God’s Own Junkyard pop up exhibition at Lights of Soho.
It’s the most wonderful collection of neon signage you’ve ever seen but still just a snippet of that which can be found all the way out in E17 at the original God’s Own Junkyard. And with the grey skies and pouring rain outside it was exactly the lunch-time brightner we needed.
I could have stayed for hours perusing and taking pictures of each piece. Dreaming about owning a wrought iron, light up letter H for my very own home (at £1200 a pop I don’t think my purse will be stretching to one just yet) but sadly my hour long lunch break didn’t allow for it.
And soon neither will the original God’s Own Junkyard as the borrowed pieces will be leaving the streets of Soho and returning to their home on Monday! So if you’re in Soho or even London I urge you to make a trip to Brewer Street to bathe in the neon glow of the late, great Chris Bracey’s art work. I’d even say, in these dark January days, that a visit should be on ‘doctor’s orders!’ to combat the symptoms of SAD and those much talked about winter blues.
So you have until the 18th January to head over and see the signs. If you really can’t make it before then that you’ll have to either make do with the small offering in Selfridges basement or partake in the almighty trek to Walthamstow for a bit of light entertainment (geddit?).
For now though you can enjoy a peek at God’s Own Junkyard pop up through my own eyes…
And here’s a old snap from my instagram of Chris Bracey’s ‘Destination Christmas’ installation that hung outside Selfridges as part of their Christmas 2014 display…
Thanks for reading!