Approved: 11.05.2007

Wendy Briggs

Artist

Approved: 11.05.2007

Public Art Work

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  • Location: Arlesey, East
  • Activities: Public art
  • Categories: Environment, Public Art
 

Biography

Public Art Work

I am fortunate to have worked on many Public Art projects, usually commissioned by County Councils and Developers of new buildings. In addition to the research and design of the artwork, I plan and deliver workshops to engage the local community; work with other designers, architects and stakeholders;  oversee fabrication and installation, and document the project for a final report.

Public Liabilty and Professional Indemnity Insurance         DBS (formerly CRB) Certificate

PersonaI Work

I explore everyday routines as a means to analyse where I fit in to the greater scheme of things. Focusing on the immediate environment and the routes to local towns and villages, I portray the shape and pattern of my daily journeys. The repetitiveness of these activities, the places I visit and the people I interact with, underpin my work. By introducing grids, road markings, text and symbols I can evoke an element of fun, creating a game with rules and codes to direct the viewer a reflection on society perhaps. I see mapping as a form of thought process: plotting things out; arranging in sequence; identifying spaces and where connections lie; the shape of the land and the places we know - Familiarity of a place instills a feeling of ownership and belonging, compounding the notion of ones place being central to ones identity. By removing usual map information from the images, and any form of key, the viewer is forced to see the area honed down to its bare bones, only to be drawn or interpreted by those familiar with that space. I would like to develop this concept on a large scale by collating information from groups of people, living or working locally to each other, through discussion and analysing their individual maps to discover ways they connect to form a community.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2004 - MA Fine and Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.

1998 - PGCE Art and Design, Homerton College, Cambridge University

1986 - Post grad. Theatre Design, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London

1983 - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Printmaking, Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey

Group exhibitions

2007 - Bind, New Hall, Cambridge 2005 - West to East exhibition of work by eight women artists, Chiang Mai University Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand Residencies

2008 - Hidden Communities, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, Gallery space Public commissions

2012 - Fairfield Artwall, Fairfield Park, Stotfold Hertfordshire, Internal wall of Fairfield Park Community Hall

2011 - Leaf Fall, Cottenham Village College, Cambridgeshire, Main atrium of new 6th Form building

2010 - Windswept Tree, Cottenham Village College, Cambridgeshire, Entrance to College site

2009 - Journeys, Bristol Heart Institute, Main atrium

2007 - Public Art Commissions for three schools, Milton Keynes Council, Leon Cluster Schools, Water Eaton, Milton Keynes

2006 - Public Art commission painted wall pieces, Space for Sports and Arts/ Bedfordshire County Council, Holmemead School, Biggleswade, Beds. Projects

2008 - Art in the City - Climate Change, Commissioned by British Council, Thailand, Srinakarinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand