21-09-2018 - OPTOCAL SIGN
I am delighted to be asked to attend an interview to discuss my approach for a new exciting public art opportunity in Harlow, Essex.
ECDP is now an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) with a key role to play across Essex and the East of England in continuing to support diversity in arts and cultural practice. Their key strategy to achieve this is through a programme of exciting but challenging place-based commissions for artists to work in areas of Essex where there are opportunities to explore diversity through their practice. For 2018-19 they are focusing on five towns/places where community engagement in the arts has been traditionally low – Canvey Island, Harlow, Basildon, Grays and Jaywick Sands. Harlow is the focus of this commission.
MORE INFO: http://tompearman.co.uk/projects/optical-sign/
19-09-2018 - Public Art project with CHILD GRADDON LEWIS DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS
I’m very pleased to be currently shortlisted for a new public art project with CHILD GRADDON LEWIS DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS, enhancing the river frontage of a new office development in Guildford – ongoing
MORE HERE http://tompearman.co.uk/projects/pembroke-house-commission/
EXCITED TO START PRODUCTION ON NEW KALEIDOSCOPIC PUBLIC ART WITH GREAT ARTIST Emily Tracy FOR 25M TIDEWAY HOARDING, WANDSWORTH
Through Kaleidoscope eyes’ is a public art commission, due for completion in Autumn 2018, for Tideway who are constructing the immense Thames Tideway Tunnel a major new sewer, urgently needed to help protect the tidal River Thames from increasing sewage pollution.
This 24 metre long, Di-bond printed hoarding represents a body of work lead by artist Emily Tracy responding to the ecology of King Georges Park, Wandsworth, and reflects a public programme of events in November 2017. This participatory programme, managed by Emily included an opportunity for participants to engage with a local bee keeper, The Wandle Trust, and The Garden Classroom. Local residents were invited to create their own collages, generate ideas, gather reflections and stories about King George’s Park. These will be incorporated into the final artwork which will be installed in spring 2018 for a duration of 2 years.
12-08-2018 - SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE TRIP
As part of an ongoing graphic novel /e-book that I am developing, a trip to Seattle USA is starting tomorrow, to visit the infamous Space Needle.
The theme of the short story is a hybrid “Wizard of Oz’ with an Ufo / sc fi twist! – more news to follow.
20-07-2018 - ‘painted my windows today – needed doing’
new glass artworks in the pipeline…more news to follow
18-06-2018 - GREAT TO GET GREAT YARMOUTH EXPO PROJECT INSTALLED
I was commissioned by originalprojects; to design a presentation of a train enthusiast’s photographic collection as part of Great Yarmouth Expo, a project that collects and celebrates cultural artefacts, personalities and customs from the people of Great Yarmouth.
The display shows a small selection of photographs of trains taken by Mark Potton at Great Yarmouth Station taken over a 50 year period.
I took Mark’s photographs and reflected and repeated them to present a contemporary interpretation that draws attention to the common vanishing point. The sense of movement also suggests a looking back to the past to find a way forward. The ring-binder motif and handwritten notes acknowledge the local source of the collection.
01-06-2018 - TOWER BRIDGE RESIDENCY SHORTLIST
I’m very pleased to be shortlisted for the TOWER BRIDGE RESIDENCY 2018. A very exciting opportunity to work on a project for one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. My proposal is to include a series of origami / model paper tools and components. More news to follow.