The Art Station is a charity arts organisation providing a creative hub in Saxmundham, a rural market town in coastal Suffolk. The Art Station’s unique venue has become a base for a dynamic and engaging arts and community programme.
Designer, Fiona Grady, was commissioned to design a large-scale window-based installation that connects with the building’s architecture and former life as a BT telephone exchange. Aiming to create a vibrant and impactful artwork that highlights the presence of The Art Station in the town’s High Street.
‘Connection Points’ is a dynamic site-specific installation composed from a series of transparent vinyl curving arcs forming colourful wires that weave their way across the windowpanes – intersecting, overlapping and connecting with the architecture.
The transparent vinyl acts like stained glass diffusing light and casting glowing shadows into The Art Station which will shift with the light of day. At night time when the building is lit from within it turns the gallery into a light box for all passers-by to observe and enjoy. The installation can be seen from the exterior and interior, making it accessible to those in the local community and drawing people into the building to engage further with the project.
The Connection Points installation has a magical and transformative quality – defining the building and the character of Saxmundham creating a sense of public pride and personal connection with the project.
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