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10th June. Westgate Station Presentation - Robert Powell and Benedict Phillips


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10th June. Westgate Station Presentation - Robert Powell and Benedict Phillips

  1. 1. Wakefield Westgate Station Creative Scoping Workshop 10 June, 2010
  2. 2. Helping People Make Better Places
  3. 3. Beam is… <ul><li>A Yorkshire-based </li></ul><ul><li>arts , architecture and learning organisation, </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated to the imaginative </li></ul><ul><li>understanding and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>of the public realm. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Do <ul><li>beam / skills </li></ul><ul><li>Training & learning for professionals & community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>beam / creative </li></ul><ul><li>The role of artists and the arts in the public realm </li></ul><ul><li>beam / illuminate </li></ul><ul><li>Working with schools, colleges, universities </li></ul><ul><li>beam / broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Research, publication, dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>beam / orangery </li></ul><ul><li>A learning centre & resource in a unique heritage setting </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Training & learning for professionals & community leaders </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creative The role of artists and the arts in the public realm
  7. 7. Creative The role of artists and the arts in the public realm
  8. 8. beam / illuminate Working with schools, colleges, universities and life-long learning
  9. 9. beam / orangery A learning centre, exhibition space & resource --- in a in an inspiring heritage setting
  10. 10. Wakefield Westgate Station Creative Scoping Workshop WHAT ART CAN DO
  11. 12. <ul><li>Station: Bay View/Sheppard Subway Station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Toronto Transit </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: From here right now </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Panya Clark Espinal </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>24 hand drawn images have been projected on to the architecture of the station </li></ul><ul><li>The projected images look crystallized and realistic </li></ul><ul><li>When seen from other locations of the station they appear to be abstractions </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Station: Sunderland Station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Nexus </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Ghost Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: The Jason Bruges Studio </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>The work is one of Nexus’ largest ever art commissions and one of three art projects within the £7 million project for the refurbishment of Sunderland Station. </li></ul><ul><li>Low-energy LED light units behind each individual screen will be programmed to come on and off in sequence to create the overall effect, with the pattern changing constantly for the time of day and throughout the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Station: The Bridge Tynemouth Station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Nexus </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Flight </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Annette Chevalier </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Annette believes the arresting sight of 400 origami cranes – symbols of peace – will cause passengers crossing the bridge to think about the message they might convey </li></ul><ul><li>The 400 paper birds were inspired by a peace rally in Newcastle which the artist had attended, showing the contemplative message of this work. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Station: Lime Street Station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Liverpool Biennial </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Liverpool to Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Simon Faithfull </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool to Liverpool is the public art component of the Lime Street Gateway project, the visually-stunning new city centre gateway for Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 miles, 181 drawings, 1 container ship, Simon Faithfull’s epic journey, reflecting Liverpool’s history as a port, becomes a permanent artwork for the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link : </li></ul><ul><li>Image etched in to glass. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Station: Woolwich Arsenal station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Docklands Light Railway (DLR) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Street Life </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Michael Craig-Michael </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>The art work explores the dialogue art can open between representation and reality, and between artist and viewer </li></ul><ul><li>The selection of these objects, their colour, spatial relationships and inexplicable juxtaposition provide the work's tension while providing opportunities for viewers to interpret as they wish. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Station: Stations Across The Network (DLR) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Docklands Light Railway </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: The Wapping Project </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Allan Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Sidetrack is a journey along the route of the DLR, the images capturing both the ordinary and the unexpected in views of everyday life, allowing us to enter buildings and landmarks that we may only glimpse from inside the train as we travel </li></ul><ul><li>Selected images from the series were developed as posters, appearing on stations and inside trains. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link : </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Station: Stations Across the Network (DLR) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Docklands Light Railway </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Time and Tide </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Alison Turnbull </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Bicycle Shelters </li></ul><ul><li>The artist was asked to devise an overall concept for the panels that enclose the shelters, creating a serial artwork integrated within their design </li></ul><ul><li>The artwork creates a distinctive visual identity for this new amenity, which is subtly transformed for each location, and will be seen and enjoyed by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link : </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Station: St Pancras Railway Station (slide two) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Docklands Light Railway (DLR) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Sir John Betjeman Statue </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Martin Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>The statue made from bronze, stands at 2 metre (6 ft 7 in) high on slate which is inscribed with lines form his poem Cornish Cliffs. </li></ul><ul><li>The statue appears to be gazing in apparent wonder at the Barlow roof, the monument commemorates the poets successful campaign to save St Pancras in the 1960’s </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Station: St Pancras Railway Station (slide three) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Eurostar/National Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Station Masters </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Land Design Studio (with Studio Simple) </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Image Banks </li></ul><ul><li>The project offers travellers the chance to explore a database of 100 highlights from the National Gallery’s collection of Western European paintings </li></ul><ul><li>There are six tailor made touch screen coffee tables which provide the interface with which users can scroll through the database to images, the images are then displayed on one of six plasma screens situated within the brick archway. </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Station: Epsom Railway Station (proposal) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Rolfe Judd (architect) </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation grilles and glass cladding above the station entrance </li></ul><ul><li>A three dimensional extension of the artwork highlighting the entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Station: Folkestone Central Railway Station </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: Bouverie Place Shopping Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Like the back of my hand </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: Strange Cargo </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>The project charts the new millennium with bronze hand casts of people born in each of the 100 years of the 20th century </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the station there is a touch screen unit which has photographic portraits and biographical information for every participant, including the first baby born in Shepway in the year 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Station: Perth Train Station (proposal) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner: </li></ul><ul><li>Project Name: Perth Photobioreactor </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Name: EMERGENT Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Art Installalation / Bioreactor – solar power / biofuel </li></ul><ul><li>human-scale Photobioreactors - seven elements, tied together by a pleated, color-variegated groundscape which tracks a network of biofuel lines leading across the street to the Perth train station </li></ul><ul><li>triggered by low sunlight, so that at dusk, the cells will begin to turn on, one by one, generating a kaleidoscope of colored light and glowing algae </li></ul><ul><li>Web link: </li></ul>
  23. 28. Lighting
  24. 34. Hyperlinks of moving projects
  25. 45. H O L B E C K T O W E R
  26. 52. river river
  27. 73. Wakefield Westgate Station Creative Scoping Workshop 10 June, 2010