I am proud to announce the arts and education charity, Play to the Crowd, has unveiled my sculpture, entitled Trilogy, in Theatre Royal Winchester’s recently refurbished Cafe Bar, designed to intrigue visitors and represent the charity’s work as a creative organisation.
Trilogy is a playful and elegant piece that tells the story of three abstract characters, each on their own personal artistic journey, but also connected. It symbolizes the three strands of Play to the Crowd ‘s work – Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair, and its learning and engagement brand, Playmakers; and the coming together of different skills to create performance.
I worked on the piece with Winchester School of Art graduate and contemporary artist, Laura Day. Laura designed the lighting for Trilogy that creates shadows that ‘dance’ across the sculpture in time to music composed by Alresford-born pianist and composer, Jake Gauntlett. Jake’s composition introduces and explores the personalities of the three characters that embody the piece.
When Laura’s lights are turned off, the sculpture continues to ‘perform’ as sunlight passes over it, creating shadows that change as the sun moves across the sky.
Trilogy is made from a transparent material that flexes to produce curves and allows light to pass through to create dynamic shadows. It was supplied by Alda Plastics of Chandlers Ford – and as offcuts, would have been otherwise discarded, making the piece environmentally ethical. The metal in the piece came from Paul Baker Metal Works Ltd, in Eastleigh.
“Laura, Jake and I worked together to generate an installation which hopefully not only performs and entertains but also enkindles engagement. I hope it pleases you as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Deryck Newland, Chief Executive of Play to the Crowd, comments: “We are so thankful to Nadine for this incredibly generous gift to the organisation. It is a fitting flourish to complete and complement our brand new foyer refurbishment. Our thanks also go to Laura and Jake for their creativity in animating this unique sculpture.”
The sculpture can be viewed during the Cafe Bar’s opening hours, from 8am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sundays.
Photo credit Sue Walker-Nix at SWN PhotographyCONTACT US