Covent Garden Piazza will be a blur of paint today as children make their own spin paintings in the style of Damien Hirst in the Covent Garden spin painting day.
Hirst has been interested in spin painting from an early age and since the early 1990s, he has worked on the colourful series which he describes as “childish in the positive sense of the word”.
The artist will make a special appearance in the morning, creating his own spin painting, and many of the paintings created on the day will remain on display at Covent Garden from June 19-July 2.
Hirst says: “The Kids Company charity is involved and I’ve been a huge fan and supporter of them for five years because of the importance and positivity that they place on the art therapy work they do with so many of the children.”
A selection of Hirst’s spins, including a series which rotate mechanically on the wall, can be seen at an exhibition at Tate Modern.
This is a great opportunity for children to unleash their creative side, but if you’re in the area on Thursday we recommend you watch out for any flying paint.