Developing The Design For The Old Vic

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My design for the Bristol Old Vic went through several changes before it got to the final design you can now see in the theatre.  Above is the initial design, inspired by Peter Blake’s cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which I submitted and that got chosen by the panel.

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This is my second main design.  After lots of research to find enough appropriate images, I then spent a long time arranging the figures so that I felt they all told a story in relation to each other, as well as creating a visually pleasing along the walls.

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It was then decided to extend the design to have it on the three walls, rather than just two, and to incorporate the red that had been used in other areas of the foyer.  This gave me an opportunity to include more of the text based posters.  Below is the final design, but as the figures and speech were collaged onto the walls, it meant I still had some leeway to play with final placements as I installed the work.

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I am extremely happy with my final three walls. I like the way you catch glimpses of the design from the foyer and café, and how it changes with the different light of the day. I am especially pleased with my chatty, misbehaving audience up in the gallery. It has been lovely to watch people exploring the piece, and laughing as they spot details in the playbills, or read one of the quotes.

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Installing ‘An Audience With The Past’

 

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Turns out 130cm wide pieces of wall paper are really heavy and hard to manoeuvre!  Thank heavens for Printer Pete and his wonderful wall papering skills.

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After all red, adding the figures was a joy!  I have been looking at them in small scale on a computer screen for so long that it was just lovely to see them printed large.  It felt like saying ‘hello’ to old friends as I was cutting them all out.  I am so happy that they all worked together as I had hoped – the different visual languages bounce off each other beautifully, I am a happy bunny.

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Miles and miles of lettering…

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Can You Spot Them All?

There are 19 Capability Brown inspired features on my Capability Brown cow (now officially named ClareMoo).  She is summering at Claremont Landscape Garden if you want to see if you can spot them all.

Thank you to Ecclesiastical Insurance for creating this lovely handout

Claremoo feature guide, Ecclesiatical Insurance, Robins Row, and Surrey Hills Cow Parade
Claremoo feature guide, Ecclesiatical Insurance, Robins Row, and Surrey Hills Cow Parade

 

Capability Brown Cow update

She is finished!

Artist Emily Ketteringham with her Ecclesiastical IG sponsored cow Ms Brown - 14.6.2016 Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media,
Artist Emily Ketteringham with her Ecclesiastical IG sponsored cow Ms Brown – 14.6.2016
Picture by Antony Thompson – Thousand Word Media,

Public Art at TRFWIA

The giant map of the Oceans that I designed alongside a group of year 9 students has been installed at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne Academy. Hopefully an Ocean of calm in the school day.

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More photos of this public art project to follow…