Project: Sunniside : Public Art Installations
Location: St Thomas Street / Sunniside Gardens, Sunderland
Cost: £150,000 + VAT (Public Art cost from £2m overall
Landscape Architect: Robinson Landscape Design
Lead Artist: KAPOK Berlin
Artist: SDNA TV
Artist: Charlie Davidson
Atoll Service: Public Art Consultant for Sunniside Partnership
Project Status: Completed 2008
Awards: 2008 North East Renaissance Award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and 2009 Commendation in Hadrian Awards
Ian Banks acted as public art consultant and curator for the new £2m Sunniside Gardens and linked roads, acting for Sunniside Partnership Regeneration Company and working with landscape architects Robinson Landscape Design. Public artworks included sculptural mirrored light reflection and lighting columns by architects KAPOK Berlin; ‘Alice in Sunderland’ street video projections by SDNA TV; Sound sculptures by US based sound artist Bill Fontana; and street furniture by Swedish based product designer Charlie Davidson. Sunniside Gardens was commended in the Hadrian Awards for 2009.
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