Friday, 21 November 2008

Iconic site Newcastle

Yesterday we installed Iconic Site in Newcastle, this siting has been commissioned by Silverlink as an artwork to launch the beginning of the Stephenson Quarter and the future involvement of artists throughout this development.

The switch on by the leader of Newcastle City Council, Councillor John Shipley will take place on monday 24th November at 4pm.
The sign will be visible during the hours of darkness until March 2009. The work can be seen from the from many vantage points in the city or from trains entering and leaving Newcastle train station.

Monday, 17 November 2008

new web site

A new version is needed and we are designing the new Sans façon website. It is taking some time but we're slowly getting there, hopefully ready for the new year.

Last week's talk

Last thursday we gave a presentation as part of What's art got to do with it?, "a one day set-piece event based around a discussion of the purpose, worth, and suitability of art in a housing context. The intention is not simply to laud what has been achieved over the last decade but to use the day as a means of critically examining arts’ role in place shaping and community capacity building". Organised by Bolton at Home’s % for Art Service, the day was very thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable.
We were in very good company, talking alongside Laurie Peak - Head of Public Art at the Liverpool Biennial -, Wayne Hemingway, and Office for Subversive Architecture.

Monday, 3 November 2008


Walden was selected for Scotland live 2008, an international showcase to highlight the work of Scottish theatre and dance artists. The Federation of Scottish Theatre hosted performances and events across Scotland and Walden was presented in Perth theatre.
The production was created in 2007 by director Nicholas Bone of Magnetic North Theatre and Sans façon and was originally performed in Stills arts gallery in Edinburgh. Developed as part of the company's Rough Mix programme, Walden will be touring Scotland in late Summer 2009.
Following are a few pictures of the performance with an adaptation of the set for Perth Theatre.

Robbie Jack during rehearsal

Robbie Jack during rehearsal

The dress rehearsal

The dress rehearsal

The dress rehearsal

hanging coat hooks for the audience to use, which form part of the set

Iconic site Liverpool

Iconic Site is now on show in Liverpool until 19 Nov.
Commissioned by Places Matter! an Architecture and Built Environment Centre for the Northwest, in collaboration with Cube, (Centre for the Urban Built Environment) in Manchester. The installation is part of the Pool of Light lighting festival taking place in Liverpool this autumn.