Approved: 08.02.2010

Nick Sayers

Artist, Maker, Event organiser, Graphic designer, Web developer

Approved: 08.02.2010

Nick Sayers is a maker and graphic designer based in Hove. He makes polyhedral artworks and functional items from reused or re-purposed materials as part of his ongoing Spheres project. These have ranged in scale from car tyres and estate agent boards to cable ties and measuring tape. The structure of the pieces is mathematical and based on the 20-sided icosahedron and 12-sided dodecahedron. The use

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  • Location: Brighton & Hove, South East
  • Activities: Primary education, Public art, Private commissions, Graphic Design
  • Categories: Environment, Graphics, Installation, Public Art, Sculpture
 

Biography

Nick Sayers is a maker and graphic designer based in Hove. He makes polyhedral artworks and functional items from reused or re-purposed materials as part of his ongoing Spheres project. These have ranged in scale from car tyres and estate agent boards to cable ties and measuring tape. The structure of the pieces is mathematical and based on the 20-sided icosahedron and 12-sided dodecahedron. The use of everyday 'waste' items in a modular, playful way demonstrates the beauty of mathematical symmetry and implies the endless wastefulness of industrial production. The largest of his spheres to date is To Live, a shelter dome made from estate agent boards held together with the plastic bolts commonly used to attach the 'For Sale' or 'To Let' tag. The project highlights issues of homelessness, the housing market, sustainable building and recycling. It has been shown at Green Architecture Day, Brighton Festival Artists' Open Houses and The Lightbox in Woking.

CV & Education

Public realm 2008 - Green Architecture Day, University of Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 2007 - Green Architecture Day, Hove Town Hall, Hove, East Sussex, UK Qualifications and training 1992 - Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics, University of Brighton, Brighton 1991 - BTEC General Art & Design, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, Kent Solo exhibitions 2011 - Spheres From Scrap, Redroaster Coffee House, Brighton, UK Group exhibitions 2012 - Hunters & Gatherers, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, Rhode Island, USA 2011 - Bridges international maths and art conference, Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal 2010 - Artists' Open Houses, Coco Interiors, Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 2010 - Bridges international maths and art conference, Palatinus Hotel, Pecs, Hungary 2010 - Brighton Science Festival / Big Science Saturday, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 2009 - To Live: The estate agent board dome, White Night, Prescription Art, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 2008 - Recycled By Design: The Art of Recycling, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey, UK 2008 - Recycled By Design: The Art of Recycling, The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, UK 2007 - Artists Open Houses, Dragonfly House, Brighton, East Sussex, UK Public commissions 2011 - Festival Makers: Imagine All The People sculpture, The Making, Farnborough / Basingstoke 2011 - Show Home: The liveable estate agent board dome, Maker Faire / Centre For Life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK 2010 - Sphere Of Shadows sculpture, Stourfield Junior School, Bournemouth, UK Educational experience - primary 2009 - To Play: Mini estate agent board dome for children, Meadowcroft School, Chertsey, Surrey, UK