Exhibition

Brummagem: Lost City Found: Parkside Gallery, BCU (Birmingham City University). September 18 to October 27 (extended to November 4), 2017. 

Bummagem: Lost City Found Selected pieces: Mary Ogilvie Gallery,  St Anne’s College, Oxford. November 14 to December 3, 2017. 


Savoy Buildings 1 & 2

Two pieces of work produced for the exhibition Brummagem Lost City Found based on the buildings known as Savoy Buildings, Hill St, Birmingham, which is currently home to the Grosvenor Casino, a nightclub and The Railway pub.

Construction

Inspired by the tiling and the shape of the windows I wanted to bring texture into these pieces. Into a laser cut framework I wove strips of paper to create a running bond brick pattern similar to that used on the front and sides of the Casino. The reverse of these strips had burnt in parts by the laser and I used these to create the effect of ageing in specific areas.

Savoy Buildings 1.

Empty space and surface texture was the starting point for this piece which utilises contrasting papers and that have been distressed and woven into the framework in parts.

Papers/Cards used:
Colorplan Pristine White paper, 135gsm.
Colorplan Ebony card, 270gsm.
Handmade copper paper from Prague.
Blue paper, source unknown.

Medium: Paper and Card.
Dimensions: H: 367mm W: 831mm.

Savoy Buildings 2.

Shape and colour from the side of the building inspired this piece which incorporates vintage coloured glassine papers from a school supplier established 1829. The concept was to take a building that had seen better days and to use the many curiously shaped windows to create an elegant stained glass window. It is illuminated by a LED panel installed behind the image.

Papers/Cards used:
Colorplan Pristine White paper, 135gsm.
Colorplan Ebony card, 270gsm.
Vintage coloured glassine papers from Phillip & Tacey.

Medium: Paper and Card.
Dimensions: H: 831mm W: 406mm.


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