Project Title MILL ROAD, IRON WORKS PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
Client CAMBRIDGE INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP
Location IRON WORKS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, MILL ROAD CAMBRIDGE
Medium various
Date 2020 - ongoing
Size various

Tom has been investigating residential, commercial and industrial switches as part of his research into the former and present communities and occupations in Petersfield. Initially inspired by the objects on display at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, from electrical engineering to the switch that turns on our kettle! This ubiquitous, yet often overlooked, everyday item conveys much about the people who used the items and the period in which it was created.

A switch label, as simple as it may sound, enables us to identify the correct switch to flick, switch, or turn. Introducing this element to the artworks enables machines or appliances to be showcased in colourful and graphic style. And at the same time, can identify and showcase a wide variety of components and instruments that have a relationship with the housing development’s locality and residents, past and present.

There has also been a collaborative out-reach strategy for the project and more information can be found HERE



The project is being commissioned to enrich the new development and enhance the public space provided through the scheme. The focus for the artwork is to be the shared communal spaces and clear, legible routes through the development.

As the appointed artist tom will be required to develop an artwork, or series of artworks, which enhances the setting for the new residential development on the former depot site, referencing the distinctive context of Mill Road.

For information about the wider strategy and ambitions of the scheme please visit the main project website:

www.resonance-cambridge.co.uk