I’m extremely excited to share the news! I've been awarded an Arts Council England Project Grant to present: Nothing 'is' Immediate: Geometric Sculptural Installations.

This is a new project for 2020, where I will build a set of unique multi-sensory sculptures from reclaimed wooden pallets. Each sculpture, about 90cm in diameter, will incorporate therapeutic sound frequencies connected to its geometry. They’ll have accessible interior spaces that manipulate light and create visual-illusions of finite darkness, infinite reflection, colour etc).

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, said: “We are thrilled to support No Thing ‘is’ Immediate through our National Lottery Project Grants funding programme. At the Arts Council we believe that arts and culture has a positive impact on wellbeing, and this project achieves that through a unique combination of sculpture, light and sound. Through his innovative approach to inclusivity, artist Tony Spencer will enable more people to experience the great benefits that cultural activity can bring.”

The work will be presented in 2020/2021 at four regional Hampshire galleries including: Sandham Memorial Chapel, Spudworks in Lyndhurst, Artspace Portsmouth and Chapel Arts Studios in Andover.

I will present the work in collaboration with artists Maija Liepins, Christine Dodd, Kate Street and Terence Noble. Accompanying events include participatory live-performances, group choirs, workshops, school and participatory visits and therapeutic sound baths.

No Thing ‘is’ Immediate is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.