UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOREVER 2.35 x 2.61 M Acrylic on wood/metal/acrylic & canvas
to view full construction history visit this WEB SITE
Opening Night- Andrew Southall
Installation into the museum:
Planning and fabrication:
Andrew Southall will be the next artists to install an new piece of work on the plinth in the museum. Andrew’s new piece is titled ‘The possibility of winged flight 2010′ and it continues his ongoing sculptural practice with its anachronistic investigation into the stuff of dreams and fantasy.
Opening Night 8th September 2010 . 6-8pm Show runs until 31st October 2010
I thought this was very simple, but very touching and of course was the first thing I saw when I visited the Gallery in Bristol and the thing that touched me most and the piece that I’ll remember from this visit… We’ve all have the ‘what if’ experiences with partners and my memory of my lost love brought a warm smile to my face.
Peter. (sent to our web site on 24/8/10)
7th July – 29th August 2010
Ellen is giving a talk about her work and the making of STORY on the 14th August at 12 noon in the museum.
Ellen begins her installation : ‘STORY’ – her contribution to the Plinth Project in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
IAN PENNA has produced a striking yet thought provoking piece of work as the second artist to make a new piece of work for the plinth. Inspired by his own work as a flooring contractor in some care homes in Cornwall Ian’s work poignantly alludes to mental illness in older age.
A MESSAGE SENT US BY SHIRLEY BROWN:
Just wanted to thank Ian Penna for creating such a profoundly moving installation, which aroused in me a strong compassion for the unnamed man whose once full and useful life had been reduced to a small room and repetitive routines, up and down like a lawnmower, wearing only pyjamas – implying that he is no longer venturing outdoors. It was the naval cap that really touched me, because in 1944 my then-20-year-old father served on a British Landing Craft on the D-Day beaches of Normandy, and it was heartbreaking to see his physical body gradually diminished by illness, his environment eventually limited to a nursing home bed, and his 81-year-old identity reduced to the quasi-anonymous status of a ‘patient’ before his death in 2005.
Sad as it was to be reminded of a personal loss, it was also good to be stirred with a compassion that is universal,