19-10-2022 - NEW – ANIMATED GIF WORKSHOP Abingdon & Witney College

It was great to deliver an animated Gif session with students at Abingdon & Witney College, Oxford, as part of the ALDI UK, BESPOKE PUBLIC ART BESPOKE SEATING AND CYCLE STAND COMMISSION, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE.

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15-10-2022 - TO BE INSTALLED SOON – DOMESTIC SWITCHES FOR SOCIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – Looking forward to installing a series of enamel switches for the residential entrances for the Iron Works development in Cambridge.

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21-09-2022 - INSTALLATION December 2022 – HISTORY WALL COMMISSION in collaboration artist, Emily Tracy.

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WHAT DO WE HOLD DEAR?

All Saints View, supported living accommodation. Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Completion: December 2022. This is an arts project which will ask Houghton Regis residents of all ages ‘What do you hold dear?’ Together, we will create a collection of objects and stories which will be recorded and translated into a permanent artwork for the foyer of All Saints View for all to see and enjoy. The artwork will present a community collection which reflects on the histories and objects which are significant to Houghton Regis residents, young, old and those who came before us. It will be accompanied with audio recordings made through conversation and reflection.

21-10-2022 - FABRICATION STARTED FOR ALDI UK, BESPOKE PUBLIC ART BESPOKE SEATING AND CYCLE STAND COMMISSION, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE.

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- FABRICATION UNDERWAY FOR PUBLIC ART BESPOKE SEATING PUBLIC ART COMMISSION CELEBRATING THE STRAW PLAITING INDUSTRY IN HOUGHTON REGIS, BEDFORDSHIRE.

The site sits on a key gateway into the Bidwells West development which is delivering up to 1850 new homes, across 5 new landscape character areas.

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30-06-2022 - SIGNALS INSTALLED

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Part of the Mill Road, Iron Works public art commission for Cambridge Investment Partnership.

30-03-2022 - Critical Bestiaries of AI: Reimagining Monsters – University of Oxford and the IT University of Copenhagen

I am excited to be shortlisted for the Critical Bestiaries of AI: Reimagining Monsters, project.

The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (WEH), based at the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, is looking for an artist with experience in facilitation and designing participatory practical workshops, to join an exciting public engagement project focused on important issues of AI governance called – “Critical Bestiaries of AI: Reimagining Monsters” – supported by TORCH via the Minderoo-Oxford Challenge Fund.

Project background
Working with researchers from the WEH, University of Oxford and the IT University of Copenhagen, the project’s goal is to bring the publics’ attention to aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that require oversight and regulation. We will do this by creating an “AI bestiary”, a collection of AI beasts or monsters representing areas of AI technology that are in need of governance. Teams of Oxford researchers who work on AI from various perspectives (for example, those who create AI-based computer programs, or who look at ethical and social implications of introducing AI in society) and monster studies will create the bestiary during facilitated workshops with the artist and lead researcher.

23-03-2022 - LINMERE BANDSTAND

The PUBLIC ART COMMISSION for the new bandstand will be located within a new community park (Green Park), Linmere, and will provide a public facility for residents. More news to follow.

09-02-2022 - TRAIN SIGNAL AND LEVER INSTALLED

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TRAIN SIGNAL / SWITCH – The Eagle Foundry (pink) occupying the central part of what was to become the Council Storeyard. Land to left between Foundry and rear gardens of Kingston Street houses, and to right between Foundry and railway, under different ownership (1886 OS map) 2 location options

19-11-2021 - HUGE E8 UFO VINYL POSTER INSTALLED AT GAYHURST COMMUNITY SCHOOL IN HACKNEY

It’s been great to have the opportunity to install a 3×3 M vinyl poster on the exterior of the Grade II listed, Gayhurst Community School in Hackney. The poster showcases the project, involving 10 primary schools as part of the Arts Council funded project, E8 UFO. The background for the poster is from the Rio Cinema’s wonderful Tape and Slide archive, more information HERE

And keep an eye for a display of the project at the Rio Cinema’s foyer!

05-10-2021 - Shortlisted for the exciting Chatham Waterfront Pumping Station Public Art Commission

I’m delighted to be shortlisted for the significant Commission for Chatham Waterfront. Built in the 1960s, Chatham Waterfront Pumping Station is in a prominent location and visually stands out due to its red brick façade. Tired and in desperate need of a makeover, the pumping station is an operational building owned by Southern Water. Over the years, previous proposals have suggested concealing the pump house, however as part of the regeneration of the waterfront Medway Development Company will reinstate its former and distinctive architectural form.

The public art commission for this site will complement the building’s refurbishment and the new public space and plaza, which sits directly in front of it, acting as a backdrop. Artists will be asked to consider how the building and new public space interact with each other and the wider waterfront scheme.

Development Partner: Medway Development Company Landscape Architects: Exterior
Public Art Consultants: FrancisKnight

01-10-2021 - STERESCAN 90 PAVING FABRICATED…

FABRICATION IS COMPLETE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO INSTALLING FOR CAMBRIDGE MILL ROAD PUBLIC ART COMMISSION.

STEREOSCAN – The Stereoscan was the first commercial scanning electron microscope in the world. It could magnify up to around 100,000 times. It was developed at the University of Cambridge’s Engineering department in 1965. It was named ‘one of the 100 most significant new technical products of the year’. 

06-09-2021 - BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST TV STOOLS FABRICATED…

FABRICATION IS COMPLETE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO INSTALLING FOR CAMBRIDGE MILL ROAD PUBLIC ART COMMISSION.
These are to be installed as a series of stools celebrating the Cambridged designed, PYE TELEVISION 1937 – A 5-inch Pye television receiver was priced at 21 guineas and within two years the company had sold 2000 sets at an average price of £34. 1949 Pye claimed to be ‘The largest TV manufacturer in Britain’.


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- YELLOW LEVER INSTALLED

INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE 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.

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22-06-2021 - E8 UFO IS NOW LIVE !!

A Covid-safe collaborative public art project involving 11 Hackney primary schools and over 600 pupils!

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’ TV and NEWSPAPER UFO reports.

Art resource packs will be provided to the schools and the project will delivered by each individual school. Key to the project will be a series of introductory and how to films involving creative professionals.

These 3 FILMS can be found HERE

Using a collection of local archive architecture photographs, from The Rio Tape/Slide Archive and Hackney Archives, 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. 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.

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