St Bedes

 Project: Artistcall Artist-in-School Residency St Bede’s
Location: St Bede’s RC High School, Blackburn with Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £10,000 + VAT
Artist (1 of 7): Fabrizia Bazzo (Architectural Glass Artist)

Programme: 18 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2015
Exhibitions:  Blackburn is Open in October 2014

Description: Following on from the earlier phase of Shine artist-in-school residencies, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy for Artistcall linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Blackburn with Darwen – this time for 6 further schools.

The commission curated for St Bede’s involved shortlisting a range of glass artists and using a school panel to select from. Architectural glass artist Fabrizia Bazzo was ultimately selected. Her work realised included a main feature window, entrance screen and wall glass panels for the Prayer Room. The window and entrance screen have been screen printed by Proto Glass Studios, with acid etched antique glass pieces bonded on inner side of the window. Other wall panels were laser engraved, painted and screen printed.

A booklet showcasing both the Shine and Artistcall artist commissions can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below:

Categories: Public Art

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