West Offices | Part Two
Now that the City of York County Council team, are well and truly settled in their new West Offices HQ, I want to share with you a little more about the big screen I was commissioned to create for their new handsome old railway station dwelling.
I’m currently working on the creation of wall panels and glass balustrade for the Headworks pumping station on Bridlington’s South Promenade. Yorkshire Water are undertaking a major programme of work to improve bathing water in Bridlington, and this commission is to be sited on a new extension to the Headworks building.
West Offices | Part One
With The City of York Council almost ready to move into York’s original railway station, my ‘Maps’ artwork has now been installed. The large screen and manifestation lines (anti-bumping into clear glass ‘thingumajigs’) will be viewable in the customer services area by the end of March. Above shows a small selection of the 72 discs created – which were designed to chart the history of the West Offices and the development of the city.
One of the highlights of 2012 was being shortlisted for the Garfield Weston Foundation Canterbury Cathedral Competition run by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Simply being considered for the role of creating a one-off designed window in Canterbury Cathedral, where many of the original windows are still going strong some 800 years after they were crafted, was a huge privilege.
York West Offices – public art – maps
My artworks are all based round maps of the area, linking to the history of the site. I’ve been researching the area and finding old maps which are fascinating. I’ll be adding bits and bobs about my research, but thought I’d start by sharing some of the images I’m finding and hoping to use in the artworks.
York Hospital Lifts fabrication
This project has been a collaboration with Adrian Riley of Electric Angel Design, and I must say, it’s been a joy to be part of a team. Adrian and I are collaborating more and more, and it’s a great way of working. Don French – our trusty signwriter has also helped significantly on this one – here we all are, weeding and applying vinyl in preparation for sandblasting.