Dates

9 to 10 September 2017

Times

10.30am-6pm

Price

FREE

Artist(s)

Steve Messam

Location

Castle Howe, Bankfield Rd, Off Beast Banks, Kendal LA9 4LA

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Accessibility

This location does involve a steep walk up to Castle Howe. There is good access to wheelchair users.

Overview

Lakes Alive is delighted to secure a brand new commission from Steve Messam. 

An audacious and dramatic site-specific installation that rebuilds the castle as it was, in a modern playful kind of way.

Steve Messam is an environmental artist. With his site-specific installations, he sets visual accents in rural or urban settings, which include historical relics and vacant architecture that make us perceive the familiar environment in a new way. He is also interested in space: the interaction of art and audience within confined and open spaces, the role of aesthetics and the physical experience. 

His works include Beached (2007), in which he filled a beach with thousands of sandcastles and paper flags; Landscape Bubble (2006), a redundant building in the North Pennines encapsulated within a transparent globe, Drop (2008) -  a giant reflective raindrop the size of a three-storey building in the Lake District and Clad (2009) - a traditional timber-framed cottage wrapped in the fleece of 300 local sheep in Newtown, Wales for Oriel Davies. He created the first off-site installation at the 2006 Shanghai Biennial and created a number of site specific installations across the Venetian Lagoon during the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Steve recently exhibited in Scotland's Borders Sculpture's Park to rave reviews.

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