I’m pleased to be invited to submit a proposal for a public art commission in Stewartby, celebrating the London Brick Company. Stewartby is a model village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, originally built for the workers of the London Brick Company. The village was designed and built to the plans of the company’s architect Mr F W Walker, laid out on ‘Garden City’ principle.
The project is to integrate a series of public artworks into a new Persimmon development and playground.
Project summary: To deliver a Covid-safe collaborative public art project involving local Hackney primary schools. Throughout film and literature science fiction we have been captivated with travelling to another inhabited planet, being visited by aliens or documenting unidentified flying objects. Exploring this cultural phenomenon, whilst questioning our own, and our ‘distant neighbours’ cultural identity, we will produce our own ‘faux’ sc-fi film posters, book covers and newspaper articles. It will also involve talks by creative professionals presented in an introductory film. Using a collection of local archive architecture photographs, for e.g. local library or shop parade, and text from newspaper clippings, we will create 3d collages as an overlay to well known locations, to create an alternative fictional narrative to what was once familiar. For instance, ‘THE E8 UFO’ or ‘THE UFO THAT SWALLOWED MY SHOP’. Posters will potentially be printed up to billboards size and adhered temporarily to the schools’ exterior, (and potentially the locations used as the poster’s backdrop), including surfaces such as brick. The quantity and size of posters would be dependant on cooperation from the corresponding site. My aims are to deliver a high quality collaborative public art project teaching key creative skills to a lower socio-economic and culturally diverse target groups. My aim is also to deliver this project now to provide a rich, rewarding, professionally delivered art project during a Covid-restrictive period.
15-10-2020 - Great to be awarded new commission for Guildford Borough Council
The public art commission sited at Foxenden Quarry Play Area, for Guildford Borough Council involves a series of bespoke sandblasted granite boulders, celebrating the WW2 Foxenden Quarry Deep Shelter – MORE
LOOKING FORWARD TO STARTING FABRICATION – FOR CAMBRIDGE MILL ROAD PUBLIC ART COMMISSION. THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWITCHES AND LEVERS FOR THE PROJECT POSITIONED ON AN EXPANSION JOINT CELEBRATING THE HERITAGE OF THE LOCATION WITH A STEAM POWERED MACHINE’S LEVER.
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.
13-08-2020 - ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE
Being inspired by other fellow artists to join the Artist’s Pledge scheme I’ve signed up!….
THIS ONE WENT ONTO A PIEICE OF 30M ARCHITECTURAL GLASS PUBLIC ART AT THE LONDON PRINT STUDIO…..
#artistsupportpledge‘BLOCK II’ Hand pulled silkscreen on Somerset paper76 x 58 cm unframed Edition of 16 £180 + p+p //
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE is a generous culture and dynamic economy in support of artists and makers. The concept is a simple one, post images of your work to sell for NO MORE (can be less) than £200 each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist/s work for £200.So make a pledge and post your work using #artistsupportpledge and follow the #. keep updated on news and further opportunities @artistsupportpledge and www.artistsupportpledge.com
08-07-2020 - SHAPE SHOP – OPENING SOON
OPENING SOON – I shall shortly be opening an online ‘SHAPE SHOP’ page, where a few different artworks and project merchandise can be purchased, or downloaded for free. Available will include screen-prints, t-shirts, wall-mounted glass artworks and pieces from my collection which have been made either as an edition or a one-off. MORE
08-05-2020 - Currently shortlisted of for 2020 Urban GreenUP Multiple Commission
Excited to be shortlisted for the Urban GreenUP Multiple Commission, a 2020 ‘ Nature Based Solution’ project under the EU SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES programme. In Liverpool the partner organisations involved in URBAN GreenUP are the City Council, Mersey Forest and the University of Liverpool. Collectively the Liverpool partners have received approximately £3.4m to deliver the programme of work. The work in Liverpool is taking place in 3 areas: Business Improvement District / City Centre, Jericho Lane / Otterspool and the Baltic Corridor which this project is part of. MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW.
Previously, funded by the London Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Tom Pearman was commissioned to design a series of enamel signs to be located within the Brockley area in South London. The locations included a public library a public housea station cafe and 3 local schools. Each artwork has a different positive message on a different opening box that contains ‘CLEANER AIR’. MORE
- GRANITE ICE CREAM
Tom is currently in the early stages of developing a project for a series of inlayed cast relief ‘ice creams and lollies’. Employing cast and water jet cutting technology on materials such as brass, granite, vitreous enamel and glass, the project aims to explore these summer treats with contrasted material choice whilst hopefully maintaining their mouth watering qualities. MORE.
12-03-2020 - LUTON’S HAT PIN GOING UP
NEON SIGNS, SYMBOLS & LETTERS IN LUTON’S HAT DISTRICT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF COMMISSIONS TO SHINE A LIGHT ON THE AREA ONCE MORE, TO CELEBRATE AND RESPOND TO THE HERITAGE OF THE AREA AND BROADEN PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH LUTON’S HERITAGE, STORIES AND SPACES.