Site specific art or sculptural form designed to rejuvenate deprived locations in collaboration with local authorities. Through consultation and collaboration artworks can reflect the heritage, culture while promoting cultural sustainability, connectivity and form legacies.
Client: Newport City Council, Pill Regeneration Team
Location: Blaina Wharf, Schooner Way, Pillgwenlly, Newport, Wales.
Funders: Pillgwenlly Regeneration Framework
Materials: Resin, mosaic, glass, steel, wood, historical imagery.
Dimensions: Three 2.6m x 3.9m sculptures in a 16m x 21m site.
Project's aim were to bring awareness to the history and heritage of Pillgwenlly, its significance during the industrialisation of South Wales and colourful contemporary culture. Displayed in cast resin are iconic portraits. The cast sails create a museum effect of learning and discovery of legacies encapsulated in the visual interpretation of ships sailing down the River Usk.
Collaboration project with Newport artists, Nick Jones - Blacksmith, Chris Wood – Chainsaw Sculptor and Visual Artists Marega Palser and Steven George Jones.
A Pill Regeneration film by Kino Bosch - With Passing Ships
Blog - With Passing Ships