Arts at A.P.T Gallery
Lewisham Council has
commissioned five creative organisations
and businesses in the borough to choose artists who will create temporary
projects using a sporting champions podium and the
theme of everyones a winner.
A.P.T and Redstart
Aspeek and Chris
Podia Project commissioned by Lewisham Council
The Deptford skyline
in South East London will be dramatically changed, as the rooftop
of one of its oldest warehouses on the Creek will be surmounted by
enigmatic and animated figures.
A celebration of the
Olympics will come to Deptford as A.P.T's Studio building forms the
Podia for effigies of winning athletes. Sculptural silhouettes adorned
with their medals will reach for the sky to celebrate their success.
A.P.T and Redstart Arts
have been commissioned by Lewisham Council to create a Podia under
the theme 'Everyone's a Winner'. The route of the DLR from Lewisham
to Greenwich will be one of the major routes to the Olympic venues
and it has been chosen specifically to provide panoramic views of
Cash Aspeek and Chris Marshall have worked with a group of adults
with learning disabilities, known as the Redstarts, to draw, design
and create sculptural forms of themselves at the moment of achievement.
Chris Marshall is an
artist-member of A.P.T and he brings his expertise in public art and
installation to the project. Cash Aspeek, director of Redstart Arts,
brings her extensive experience of working with adults with learning
disabilities and other visual and performing arts initiatives. They
have come together with the Redstarts to create a partnership whose
mission is to produce artwork to be seen and exhibited in the public
skySCAPE is the third
in the SCAPE series of installations involving the Redstart Arts.
landSCAPE and scaffoldSCAPE were supported and hosted by A.P.T Gallery
and Studios and Lewisham Arts Service, and skySCAPE is a public art
commission funded by Lewisham Council .
skySCAPE can be seen
from 12 April 2012 on the roof of A.P.T.
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