My commission for a public sculpture created as part of the ARMA residency 2015 is up in the Bluecoat front courtyard until mid November 2015. The work is built and installed in collaboration with architect Daniel Goodachre, structural engineer Steve Hunt, fabricators Commissioned by You and Sam Mumford. Thank you all.
Photos by Beth Moseley.
As part of the summer show Resource in the main galleries at the Bluecoat I was showing work created during my ARMA residency as well as my series of images called Dwellings. The show featured work by Clay Arlington, Jack Brindley, Ben Cain, Maurice Carlin, Daniel Eatock, Sean Edwards, Anne Harild with Blue Room, Jonzo, Laurence Payot, The Piracy Project, The Serving Library, Ian Whittlesea – See more at: http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/2920#sthash.TiaUkovd.dpuf
On a very rainy weekend in August we installed ‘We Approach’ in the front courtyard at the Bluecoat in Liverpool. Thanks to the brilliant team @commissionedbyyou.
Fabrication of my work for the front courtyard at the Bluecoat is being done in collaboration with Commissioned by You at The Blackhorse Workshop in Walthamstow.
The public sculpture for the front courtyard will take shape as a sort of archway or portico which arches over the main courtyard. Below process images, collage and pencil on paper.
In response to the collaborative work and my research over the past few months, I have made a series of drawings, collages and models slowly working my way towards an idea for a public sculpture for the Bluecoat front courtyard. I’m keen to create a structure which sits in the centre of the courtyard space, right in front of you, when you enter from School Lane as well as when you leave the building. The structure will be a series of ‘archways’ framing the path and presenting a version of the Bluecoat building, perhaps like a resource for the space. I want each arch to respond to the structures and prints we created in the workshops in response to the space.
For the final two workshops, we all got together from Blueroom and Out of the Blue and created a series of prints based on images of the courtyard. These images were printed on fabric and used to create large-scale archways which we transported into the courtyard space. We placed the arches above the central path and explored moving through them.
Blueroom and Out of the Blue workshop during the half term holiday March 2015.