Art Projects are delighted to be working with Toby Triumph, the New York-based artist/illustrator, on a series of large wall murals for The Portland Hospital’s adolescent unit.
Toby creates edgy, detailed hand-drawn pieces that incorporate playful phrases, colourful characters and typography. His designs are highly visible via large-scale murals at Camden High Street, London and in branding for companies such as Sony Music, YouTube, Coca Cola, Skype, Google, Adidas, Playstation, Heineken, Virgin Media and magazines such as Wired, GQ, Time Out London and Dazed & Confused.
Installed 15th December 2019.
We are delighted to announce that Art Projects has been commissioned to develop the Public Art Strategy for East Croydon’s Morello scheme. Morello is the first phase and the key element in a major development programme and investment in Croydon. The scheme will transform an underdeveloped and largely derelict site into a cutting-edge, sustainable and innovative development that will integrate with and regenerate East Croydon and its surroundings.
We join urban regeneration specialist Menta and leading UK housebuilder Redrow Homes on this project.
The London Endoscopy Centre has opened at the Princess Grace Hospital, London. This centre of excellence is equipped with the most advanced endoscopic facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs and bladder.
Art Projects developed a series of new designs throughout the Centre integrating topographical, botanical and cityscape themes.
Art Projects has been selected to commission new artworks for UCLH’s state-of-art Proton Beam Therapy Hospital in central London. The £175M, 34,400 sqm development is the first major proton beam therapy unit in the UK. Five floors of the building are underground with patient bedrooms, a central courtyard and day-lit atrium above. The facility incorporates the first private centre in the UK to offer this therapy, a type of radiotherapy that attacks cancer cells with less damage to surrounding tissues than conventional radiotherapy.
Our latest art project was installed just in time to welcome the new arrival of royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and seventh in line to the British throne. Many congratulations to the family!
The project featured a collection of contemporary artworks for one of the luxurious VIP suites at the Portland Hospital, London. Previous A-list clients include Liz Hurley, Victoria Beckham and Jools Oliver.
Formerly part of Brunel University, Cooper’s Hill luxury retirement village is located within the 66 acres of the Magna Carta Park in the village of Englefield Green, near Runnymede in Surrey. Opening in November 2019, the luxury village will comprise 128 retirement properties, the Audley Club health and fitness suite, tennis courts, putting green, restaurant and library.
Art Projects have commissioned the artist Alex Fox to design a series of site-specific, historically related metal laser cut designs to function as decorative ventilation grilles to the discreet underground car parking facilities.
Art Projects was enlisted to create new designs throughout a state-of-the-art network of underground laboratories in central London. Working with a local artist, the colourful designs focussed upon abstracted biological forms co-existing within the urban landscape. The juxtaposition of colours and forms highlighted the co-dependency of these two important elements in city environments.
A strategic rebrand of an American corporate headquarters in central London. Art Projects were selected to develop conceptual ideas with emerging and established London-based artists, to create relevant and meaningful visual content throughout the offices.
The art project was well received and has since evolved into a UK-wide art standardisation strategy, to visually link the operational, management and marketing activities of the business.
October 2018 sees Liberty House receiving a new site-specific sculpture depicting historic docklands visuals and text which reference the significant part that sea transportation played in the capital’s commercial success. Alison Russell, the artist, is perhaps more famous for her A-lister handmade paper-cut portraits, yet the style and technique lend themselves perfectly to laser cut sheet metal designs.
Telford Homes Plc commissioned this new public sculpture as part of their new 25 storey mixed-use development overlooking Canary Wharf and near the banks of the River Thames.
Telford Homes Plc have commissioned artist, Alex Fox, to develop a design for the focal entrance to their latest residential development at Hackney Wick, London.
The design has evolved from the artist’s intimate knowledge of the vicinity… he once had a studio in the old warehouse upon which this new development is sited. The design for the gates depicts life – in its diverse varieties – from dawn to well after dark!
It is hoped that the gates will depict and commemorate life in Hackney Wick prior to transformation. Project submitted for planning approval, July 2018.
Panmure Gordon, a leading investment bank and corporate broker in London, worked closely with Art Projects to select a collection of contemporary photography for their corporate headquarters in St Paul’s. The images celebrate the breadth of UK-nationwide locations within which Panmure Gordon operate. Installed June 2018.
Planning approval awarded for Alison Russell’s latest public sculpture!
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning permission for a new sculpture at Liberty House, Limeharbour, Canary Wharf, London. The site-specific artwork features historic references to the significant part that London’s docklands played in the capital’s commercial success. Many months of research have contributed to the artist’s selection of imagery and text.
Delivery and installation on site are planned for 26th October 2018. Metal fabrication underway May 2018.
Helen Bridges at work in the screenprinting studio!
HCA Healthcare, an American for-profit healthcare provider founded in 1968, have commissioned a series of bespoke designs from Helen Bridges, an MA graduate in screenprinting from Camberwell School of Art, for their corporate HQ, located in central London. The designs feature graphic illustrations of London’s cityscape and depict the major healthcare facilities operated by HCA across the UK. The designs form part of the HCA Art Standardisation Strategy, linking corporate branding with design throughout the patient experience, to create an integrated and familiar identity. Installed April 2018.
Excited to announce completion of the hand/plasma cut metalwork on Jo Chapman’s 8 metre steel public sculpture for Colindale Gardens, London, NW9. Next stop… sandblasting and powder coating. The installation is planned for 21st March 2018.
Creating inspiration from light and glass… concept designs for a very modern addition to a focal apex in an ecclesiastical building are underway. More news to follow in April on this unique project! February 2018.
Art Projects is working with property developer Telford Homes on the redevelopment of Stone Studios at Hackney Wick, the first part of the Hackney Wick Area Action Plan, which borders the Olympic Park, London. Located next to Hackney Wick station, the development will be a creative catalyst for a new mixed-use centre to include shops, studios and apartments set around a network of new streets with bridge connections to the Queen Elizabeth Park. Alex Fox, a local artist, has been commissioned to design public art for this project. January 2018.
Helen Bridges, a Masters graduate from Camberwell School of Art, London was commissioned to complete a series of semi-transparent privacy panels throughout HCA Healthcare’s newest diagnostic centre in Chiswick, London. The designs drew inspiration from homeopathic healing plants, the shapes of which were layered in bold graphic abstracted forms to create an undulating swathe of colour wrapping around the building. Installed December 2017.
Delighted to announce that the board of Telford Homes Plc have approved Alison Russell’s latest design for a Corten steel cylindrical sculpture celebrating the historic heritage of London’s vibrant docklands. The sculpture will be located at the main entrance to the new Liberty Building, Telford Homes’s latest 26 storey residential development, with far reaching views over Canary Wharf and the River Thames. November 2017.
Art Projects are delighted to be working with the Duchess of Roxburghe to provide historic picture research and art for Queen Victoria’s Summer House at Floors Castle, Scotland. October 2017
A small, quirky and captivating collection of contemporary prints for the children’s waiting spaces at a private clinic located at 154 Harley Street, London. September 2017.
In the heart of Chelsea, an eclectic collection of art was sourced for a new private diagnostic and outpatient medical centre. Deriving inspiration from the vibrant history of the “swinging sixties”, infamously depicted in the Kings Road, Chelsea, a selection of iconic vintage black and white photographs feature in the public spaces. Contemporary local scenes are illustrated by colour photos throughout the upper floors of the building and panoramic prints bonded to perspex are displayed in acute/treatment care areas. August 2017.
A collection of contemporary art and vintage black and white photography for a private client at South Bank Tower. July 2017.
Greenland Place is a new mixed-use development designed by RMA Architects, comprising 697 new homes covering approximately eight and a half acres in London, comprised of five low-rise buildings, a 19-storey and 23-storey tower. The development has 6,500 sq m of commercial space, including a new business centre. Art Projects sourced and commissioned art for the public spaces, drawing inspiration from the vibrant docklands history of this important nineteenth-century London trading site. June 2017.
A trio of handmade glass chandeliers was commissioned to welcome patients and staff into the main entrance foyer to private healthcare facilities at level 10, Guys Cancer Treatment Centre, London. The new building was designed by Roger Stirk Harbour with a budget of £160 million and the design focus upon optimum patient care. May 2017.
HCA Healthcare have commissioned the first entirely robotic operating theatre in Europe situated within four floors of world class private healthcare facilities at Guys Cancer Treatment Hospital, near London Bridge.
Digital designs by Helen Bridges reflect the 360 degree London skyline views from the clinic and are fused with colourful botanical species, reputed to have cancer healing qualities.
Redrow Homes Ltd approached Art Projects to propose concept ideas for a new public sculpture, creating a focal point at the entrance to their new residential development of 3,300 homes at Colindale Gardens, London. Jo Chapman was selected from a shortlist of three artists to develop designs for this key space. She has designed an 8 metre high hand/plasma cut mild steel cylinder, shot blast and powder coated with two colours, to mirror the 360 degree views of the roundabout location.
Installation of this exciting new sculpture is on target for March 2018.
Concept designs, January 2017
Art Projects are delighted to be working with Mark Maxwell, the multi-media artist, on a special commission for the headquarters of a well-known transatlantic airline. 350 laser cut metal leaves will be suspended from an overhead network to deliver a floating canopy of leaves in autumnal flight.
Commissioned December 2016
Installed September 2016
Workplace experts, BW, showcase emerging artists alongside established YBA’s (‘90’s young british artists) in new office facilities at 5 Old Bailey. Work includes unique lifesize wire sculptures by Rachel Ducker, original paintings by Mark Godwin (trained at the Royal College of Art), mixed media on aluminium panels by Mark Maxwell and the latest screenprints by Helen Bridges (Masters graduate from Camberwell Art College), alongside well-known and much loved limited editions by Tracey Emin and paintings on paper by Ian Dawson.
Installed August 2016
Commissioned by Trenport Investments as the focal point of their newest residential development, Peters Village, Kent.
“The Gateway”, a five metre high sculpture designed by Mark Maxwell was created from Corten steel is located at the main entrance to the village on the roundabout. A series of workshops in collaboration with the nearby communities identified and explored locally significant themes such as the industrial heritage of the site as the former Peters Cement factory (which in its heyday exported cement across Europe), ecological, historic and archaeological importance.
Installed July 2016
Commissioned by HCA International Ltd to create a spectacular collection of monumentally sized photography, capturing established views and secret corners of London, for the new clinical operations throughout three floors of the Shard. A selection of international artists, providing intricate views of London from aerial, mobile locations and at grass roots level, create a multi-sensory experience of expansive horizons and minute details that reflect life in this capital city.
Installed July 2016
A bespoke suspended sculpture located in the heart of Soho, the new piece marks the main entrance to the latest residential development in the area, a reincarnation of the site previously occupied by the Metropolitan Police’s a former police section house. Bringing new homes to the heart of this historic area.
The sculpture is created in hand-formed lead, annealed and painted in copper and bronze colours.
The site had laid vacant for 13 years after it was decommissioned and it marks a kick-start in the redevelopment and transformation of this fascinatingly varied and historic area. Part of a £54 million project to build new homes. 78 private residences, 65 affordable by Dolphin Square Foundation.
Installed April 2015
Sculptor, Simon Hitchens, grandson of Ivon Hitchens, was commissioned to create a unique sculpture for a new residential development in Chelsea, London. Inspiration was developed from Hitchen’sprevious work “Positive Emptiness” into massive solid granite and bronze forms that measure 2.5 metreshigh. The granite block, a beautiful dark mahogany colour, was sourced in Scotland, originating from Dakota, USA. The work was created by making a silicone mould of the rough rock surface. This was then backed up with a hard shell in glass fibre (GRP). A second silicone mould was then made from the first at a foundry in Wales. The double mould technique is extremely labour and materials intensive, yet it allowed Simon to make a final cast object in bronze, which immaculately fits the roughly textured originating surface of the rock.