Having written the kickstART strategy for the re-development of Cambridge City Football Ground, the full programme of artists commissions are underway. As Lead Artist on the project I have been coordinating a range of permanent and celebratory projects as well as working with the design team on the development of the Active Landscape.
The Thresholds Project is a public art project for the Cambridge Affordable Housing Framework commissioned by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Keepmoat Homes.
I have collaborated with Glass Artist Louise Watson to create bespoke glass balconies and door glass for seven housing developments across Cambridge. Each site has its own distinct design devised with young people from the neighbourhood.
After a series of workshops in schools in the Barnwell and Cherry Hinton areas as part of the Thresholds project, I am busy arranging to exhibit the student designs and artwork at the Curating Cambridge Festival later in the year.
Using photos drawings and collage they have created three-dimensional miniature worlds inspired by their own homes, which when exhibited together will reflect the varied social and cultural backgrounds of the communities within the different neighbourhoods of Cambridge.
A series of street projections for Cambridge University Museums Twilight event. Working with James Baker, animator, we brought hundreds of school children to explore the museum collections and make drawings for inclusion in the final work with the aim of helping the children feel part of the cultural life of the city and to take ownership of the museum collections. The street projections were toured around at the Twilight event using the Light Rider projection bike to encourage families to visit more than one museum. Watch the film by clicking the image below.
Introduced Species : Inhabit, Cultivate, Frequent, Practice, Tend, Guard, Respect
First panel is installed at Taylor Wimpey's Praecedo development. Each one is a word from the Roman Motto including all of the different species in different languages that relate to the Roman and Military origins of the site.
To celebrate the launch of the project, 2000 packs of seed species introduced by the Romans have been distributed to local families, encouraging people to establish roots in their new neighbourhood.