Luis Morris ROI - Wimbledon tennis All-England club project

Luis Morris ROI – Wimbledon tennis All-England club project
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Luis Morris ROI has been busy working over the last three years on a project for the All-England Club, Wimbledon, to record the rebuilding of Number 1 court to add a sliding roof.

Luis describes what he has been up to:

I did something similar for them with Centre Court over ten years ago, but thought they had forgotten about me so it was a lovely surprise when the Wimbledon Museum got in touch in early 2017.

The first two years involved drawing No. 1 court at various times of year, and at different stages of its makeover, for which I used Biro and Pastels. For the last part of the project in 2019, I was asked to do a painting of the celebration of the finished structure which took place in May. I was also given a ground pass for the Championships themselves and during the fortnight did a final biro drawing of Court 1.

In addition, as part of my project as Court 1 Artist, I painted the crowds on Henman Hill on a sunny Friday evening, watching the big screen on the side of the stadium. Created from the earth removed when Court 1 was originally built, Henman Hill is loved by fans as both a picnic space and an open air theatre.

Henman Hill, 2019
Henman Hill (detail), 2019
Henman Hill (detail), 2019
Court celebration
Court celebration (prelim)
Panorama
Scaffolding
Trusses in chalk on blue paper
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