Some lovely new images taken by Anthony Carr of Fever at Burghley House. The exhibition is on till October.
I have a small painted steel piece in the Friends’ Summer Exhibition of over over eighty donated works is now on at Swansea Grand Theatre.
It will run until the evening of 29 July when all the work will be auctioned to support the Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund.
The Auction begins at 7pm with Registration to Bid at 6pm.
For more info and images visit http://www.friendsoftheglynnvivian.com/gallery.php
WILL NASH & JULIAN WILD
At the William Benington Gallery
Join us for drinks from 6.30pm
Artists in conversation from 7pm
We hope that you can join us on Tuesday 21 June to hear Will Nash discuss his current solo exhibition Element with fellow WBG artist Julian Wild. Both artists will be happy to answer questions afterwards.
“The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.” - Igor Stravinsky
William Benington Gallery is excited to announce Element, the first solo exhibition by Will Nash at the gallery.
My latest Fever installation is now in position in a big old Ash tree at Burghley House, Stamford. The exhibition will open in May, details to follow.
At last the sculptures at Broomhill are all done and signed off, access to the whole sea defence is now open to all so come along and have a look, it's an amazing piece of engineering to construct something on this scale (the sea defence not my sculptures). The project team worked on the scheme for over 70 weeks, with approximately 80 people involved continuously. The sculptures feel very at home here and have immediately been scrambled all over by visiting kids.
For more info and images of the Away project Click Here
Another site visit today, all three sculptures are standing, this one has the shingle bank filled in around it. There are a few snagging issues to resolve, but we will hopefully be complete next week.
I have a talk coming up next month in Lewes, I'll be talking about making art in the public realm, from getting commissions to working with developers and local councils.
Another Broomhill Sands site visit today, two of the three sculptures are complete and ready for the shingle bank to be packed around them. The last sculpture will start in the new year.
Visited the site at Broomhill Sands this afternoon, Dave and his team are making good progress. After all this time looking at CAD drawings its great to finally see the material reality of the sculptures taking shape.
Just back from a visit to the very windy site at Broomhill Sands in Romney Marsh to see the cut timbers and decide on the final location for each of the 3 'Away' sculptures. Looks like Team Van Oord will start assembling them on site from Monday 16th Nov
Away’ is a collaboration between the UK Environment Agency, its contractors Team Van Oord (a Joint Venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier, Mackley Construction and Royal HaskoningDHV) and the artist Will Nash to develop an artistic intervention as an integrated part of the design and construction of the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Romney Marsh, East Sussex.
Nice to see that #MKportal is being used for live music
Artists David Batchelor, Sam Jacob and Will Nash discuss their recent public art commissions for Milton Keynes with curator and RCA lecturer, Rebecca Heald.
Wednesday 4 November / 7pm / Free
My great big multiple mirror installation is now complete, many thanks to Dave and Aaeron for their hard work on Thursday and Friday. Comments from the passing public ranged from 'Wot a WASTE of money' to 'this is SICK' with a few instant phone selfies. So I guess its fair to say mixed, but I'm genuinely touched and happy that so many people reacted to their own reflections with such passion.
There will be an event with David Batchelor, Sam Jacob and Will Nash in Conversation with Rebecca Heald at the MK Gallery project space on the 4th Nov, click here for more information
‘Away’ is a collaboration between the UK Environment Agency, its contractors Team Van Oord (a Joint Venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier, Mackley Construction and Royal HaskoningDHV) and the artist Will Nash to develop an artistic intervention as an integrated part of the design and construction of the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Romney Marsh, East Sussex.
The sculptures will be made from recycled timber sourced from the decommissioned sea defences. These images show rendered views of the three sculptures, they will be made by the Team Van Oord 'Timber Gang' with Will Nash at Rye Harbour. We are hoping to begin construction before the end of October
Sculptural 15 at Coombe Trenchard has closed so I have dismantled 'Fever When You Hold Me Tight'. Happy to see that the host tree is all fine and shows no sign of its previous occupancy.
Did my first 6 month check up of the trees and sculpture at Swale Park in Whitstable. Everything is in order, some damage to three of the trees but they all have new growth and some even have apples. I look forward to seeing it in 5 or 10 years, that's the trouble (or joy) with making work that has to grow into the intention, patience is required. Some residents have kindly agreed to keep an eye on the trees and water them if we have long stretches without rain, many thanks to you all. To see more about this project click here.
Looks like the Broomhill sculptures are about to get underway, last week I visited the yard where the timber has been de-nailed and stacked. Looking forward to getting started.
Just completed the first large Atomic sculpture, consisting of multiple cells based on a tetrahedral arrangement, made from 6mm bright steel rod. Now its time to clean up the welds and get it powdercoated.
A new cubic installation is complete at Coombe Trenchard, this work is the second 'Fever' piece, the first titled 'You Give Me Fever' was installed in Amiens, France as part of the 2014 Art, Cities & Landscape exhibition. The new work titled 'Fever When You Hold Me Tight', consists of 20 interconnected 0.5m cubes constructed 5m up from the ground around the trunk and branches of an Ash tree. The host tree was carefully selected to fit with the strict geometry of the cubic grid, there are no direct fixings from the grid to the tree, the grid is woven in an embrace around the branches.
The installation is part of SCULPTURAL 2015 at Coombe Trenchard in West Devon. Open from May 2nd until the 20th June this years exhibition has been co-curated by acclaimed sculptor Julian Wild, who has been working closely with William Bennington Gallery to gather together an exiting and diverse line up of contemporary sculptors.