Barbican Conservatory greetings card from linocut


This is a greetings card from my original linocut of the Conservatory in the Barbican Centre, London. This quality card is 7″ by 5″ (or 178mm high by 127mm wide) portrait format and blank inside for your own message. It comes with a white envelope and cellophane wrap. Free UK postage!

This card is taken from one of my original linocuts of the Barbican Conservatory in London. A great one to send to lovers of linocut art, the Barbican Centre, gardens, or quirky London landmarks. It would also look good framed!

The Barbican Conservatory is an unexpected tropical oasis built around the Barbican Theatre’s fly tower (the space way above the stage into which props and scenery are lowered and raised). It is the second biggest conservatory in London and opened in 1984. The Conservatory can be visited by the public and has three pools and around 1500 species of plants and trees. The juxtaposition of Brutalist concrete slabs and walkways, almost buried under lush green tropicana, is an interesting one.

A similar version of this print is available at the moment from Artfinder. I plan to do further linocuts of the rather intriguing Barbican estate in the future, and maybe some more giant greenhouses as well – such as in Kew Gardens.

If you want another card showing a London landmark in linocut, take a look at Shakespeare’s Globe.