The Sackler Courtyard

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) have created the first porcelain tiled public courtyard in the UK.  Shimmering in the sunlight, the Sackler Courtyard is a new entrance from Exhibition Road into the Victoria and Albert Musuem and creates a grand arrival and new public space. Chosen the right shoes that day too!

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Visit to the Timber Shed

Working on the Chatham Placemaking Project we're delighted to be working with designer maker Andrew Lapthorn. Andrew is collaborating with Lead Artist Chris Tipping to produce a series of benches for New Cut, Railway Street and Military Road. The benches are a combination of granite and timber and this week we were lucky enough to take a look in the timber sheds at the Dockyard where we are hoping to source the timber.  The benches have been inspired by 'Chatham Timbers' and robust bespoke nature of materials used within the Dockyard. So it was great to go back to that source of inspiration and discuss what timbers we could use with Andrew, a master craftsman based there. 

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Creative Mallorca

A few days away in Mallorca recently highlighted the importance the island places on the artists, the public realm and creativity.  From the Museum of Modern Art and its expansive collection to the playful public artwork and furniture found in the many squares. My hotel even displayed some quirky artworks.

 

                           

       

 

Kent Creative Awards 2017

We are delighted to be finalists in the Kent Creative Awards 2017 in the Public Art category.  The awards celebrate the arts and culture in Kent, celebrating individuals and organisations who make a worthwhile contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Kent. The ceremony will take place on 19th May 2017 at Ashford School. 

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Gallery Hopping

A week of FrancisKnight birthdays and with it comes a few days off and a chance to check out some independent galleries in London.  First up, back to The White Cube in Bermondsey to see The Crystal Land by Josaih McElheny and Fragments by Ibrahim Mahama.  Stunning galleries that easily show off large scale installations both thought provoking and beautiful. Next stop Victoria Miro in North London, where Do Ho Suh’s Passage/s was well worth the steps to the top floor gallery space – featuring a stunning walk through configuration of nine structures. And finally Antoni Tàpies at the Timothy Taylor gallery in Mayfair showing late works by the celebrated Catalan artist – bold and abstract, perfectly framed with the title Revulsion and Desire.  

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