21 Jun “Live” Installation Day in Salisbury shopping district.
Really happy to be Introducing a new gallery I am really excited to be showing with. I have been working with Archive Gallery in Wilton, Salisbury for the last year and have been selling some of the new Annular Pieces amongst other collections of work with the gallery. The gallery is located in a shopping district in Wilton which houses period architecture and a host of independent traders and makers which has been locked down throughout the last year, so, like most of the country, has been trading online.
One of the projects which we discussed during this time, was to find a way to bring the art loving public back into galleries again after a year away, so I was commissioned to create a large scale “Steel Wall Piece” to go outside the gallery. This would give the local population a chance to engage with the work on a large scale and then during a live event, come along to meet the me and watch me put the finishing touches to the work which I had been making over the last month.
The installation itself measures over 2.5 meters both ways and is constructed of over 25 individual pieces of mild steel in varying sizes, with the whole piece based on sketches and photos I had taken of the local area and the surrounding landscape. The team at Archive gallery have liaised between the local business community and the lease holders to make this happen and to ensure that a fire pit display can be used during the days event.
There is also a chance to win an original piece of artwork from the Annular Collection during the event. To be in with a chance for this, sign up to the Archive Gallery website or drop me an email to be entered.