Approved: 16.08.2006

Ondre Nowakowski

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work is concerned with the opportunities for visual art in the urban environment. I work in collaboration with architects and planners on urban regeneration projects and new building developments. I combine working to commission with lead artist roles where I develop strategies which include a team of artists and manage the overall execution of works.

The broader ideas and themes

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  • Location: Sandbach, North West
  • Artforms: Installation, Sculpture
  • Tags: 3d object, architecture & environment, environmental
 

Artist Statement

Concepts My work is concerned with the opportunities for visual art in the urban environment. I work in collaboration with architects and planners on urban regeneration projects and new building developments. I combine working to commission with lead artist roles where I develop strategies which include a team of artists and manage the overall execution of works. The broader ideas and themes of the work are generated by the nature of the space or place of the work. Typical projects over the last few years have involved: Making work for a number of new hospital buildings, designing and commissioning new works for town centre street improvements, a shelter for teenagers and a wind barrier for a windy seaside high street entrance. Influences Works combined with architecture, urban planning and urban regeneration. Career path In 1984 I graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Manchester Polytechnic. I have concentrated on making work for public places. Recent commissions and projects: 2005/08 Commission for Stoke on Trent City Council (Landmark sculpture) 2002/05 Commission for Fylde Borough Council (Town Centre Regeneration/Lead Artist) 2002/03 Commission for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council 2002/03 Commission for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council 2002 Commission for Countess of Chester Hospital 2001 Artist in Residence, BBC Manchester 2001 Commission for Chester City Council 2000 Artist in Residence, BAE (formally British Aerospace), Lancashire.

CV & Education

Public realm 2008 - Commission for Stoke on Trent City Council, Stoke on Trent City Council, Stoke on Trent 2005 - Commission for Fylde Borough Council - Lead Artist, Fylde Borough Council, Fylde