T.J. Wilcox: ‘Starring Patsy Cline’

Exhibition
‘Starring Patsy Cline’
Location
Sadie Coles HQ
69 South Audley St,
London W1
 
“The video screens have been mounted on the backs of folding screens, in an arrangement that highlights the interrelationship of the surface for film projection and the collaged surfaces.”

—from Sadie Coles’ gallery press release

We were directed to produce several concertina-ed structures formed from birch and timber panels as well as simple birch plywood benches and projection screens. These supporting elements formed the visual structure for TJ’s elegant collages and projections.


FINE ART

Sarah Lucas Furniture in collaboration with London Art Workshop

Client
Sarah Lucas with Sadie Coles HQ
Locations
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Tramway, Glasgow
 
Over the past 18 months we have been developing a range of furniture with the artist Sarah Lucas. The results featured in her recent shows at the Whitechapel Gallery and Tramway Glasgow. All 14 limited-edition pieces were presented at the Milan Furniture Fair.

Tables, chairs, a bench, sofas and free-standing partition walls, these limited-edition pieces mark a dramatic new development in the artist’s practice, using materials that have previously acted as plinths for her artworks. Each piece is numbered, stamped and signed by the artist. Sarah Lucas represented the UK at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

“Furniture is the plinth of our lives; it turns us into sculpture… Sarah Lucas offers a typically brutal travesty of such domestic dreams: be cool, sit on well-framed breeze blocks. It will turn you into art.”
Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 8 April 2014

“The concrete breeze blocks used in the pieces are identically sized and have been embedded horizontally or vertically into the pale wooden frames, creating a grid-like appearance. Lucas said she used the materials because they are “meaningful in terms of their uses in the outside world. They say a lot and are also low key — they don’t overwhelm the sculptures.” The largest piece in the collection is the freestanding partition wall, a structure made from 10 by 10 concrete blocks that have been set in a uniform grid. The smallest is a table made of just one block that can slide in and out of its frame.”
Dezeen magazine

FINE ART/FURNITURE

Brian Eno: Light Music

Client
Brian Eno with Paul Stolper Gallery
Location
Paul Stolper Gallery
31 Museum Street
London WC1A 1LH
 
London Art Workshop are proud to have produced a series of light boxes for Brian Eno in what we hope will be an ongoing series.

In May 2016, Paul Stolper Gallery presented Brian Eno’s ‘Light Music’: an installation of light pieces, each of which seamlessly phased through an infinite combination of seductive self-generated ‘colourscapes’ using a series of interwoven LED lights, each accompanied by a unique musical composition. By extending temporal boundaries with a work that seemingly has no beginning or end, no finality, Eno “encourages people to stay in one place for a while”. “If a painting is hanging on a wall we don’t feel that we’re missing something by not paying attention to it. Yet with music and video, we still have the expectation of some kind of drama. My music and videos do change, but they change slowly. And they change in such a way that it doesn’t matter if you miss a bit”. Eno composed a new piece of music specifically for the gallery that was played for the duration of the show.

Brian Eno is an English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music and generative painting. As a visual artist he has been exhibiting since the late 1970s and has been showing his work regularly since, from Tokyo to Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro to New York, London to Madrid. His work is dedicated almost exclusively to the possibilities that the medium of light provides. In 2009, Eno was given the very rare invitation to exhibit on the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. This was achieved using an array of powerful projectors with the light thrown across Circular Quay. The installation consisted of Eno’s own software 77 Million Paintings, a piece that creates an ever-changing, albeit at an almost imperceptible speed, light painting.


FINE ART

H.M.S. Belfast: The Admiral’s Bridge

Client
Imperial War Museum
Project manager
Andy Curren
Location
H.M.S. Belfast, Morgan’s Lane,
Tooley Street, London SE1
 
Using working drawings from the Belfast’s photo archives and after studying the existing woodwork on the ship, we recreated lost pieces of furniture for the Admiral’s Bridge. We remade the cabinets in Brazilian mahogany, finished with traditional materials all sourced and researched by us. Finally, we refitted them to the interior of the ship.
 
FURNITURE & DESIGN

Selfridges: Indian Ocean

Designer
Martin Child
Location
Selfridges Oxford Street,
London W1


This set was produced for the premium garden furniture brand Indian Ocean, for their concession within Selfridges, London. We made all the painted wooden components including the greenhouse structure, trees and plinths.


RETAIL & FASHION

Don Brown: ‘Half-scale chair’

Workshop Project
Half-scale chair

We were commissioned by the artist to make this faithful half-scale chair, which was finished in white gesso to be incorporated into a sculpture for the series ‘Yoko’.


FINE ART

Daniel Sinsel: sculpture

Workshop Project
Wooden elements for sculptures
 
We have made several pieces for Daniel, all of which required a high degree of skill and accuracy. The works shown in production here were recently exhibited in London.

Some of the pieces are made using a petrified wood called bog oak, which is extremely hard, and thus very demanding to work with.


FINE ART

Angus Fairhurst: library

Client
Angus Fairhurst
Designers
Angus Fairhurst and Tim Robinson
Location
Private house, London E8
 
We did a lot of work for the artist Angus Fairhurst but our favourite project that we did for him was this library. It was created to a design worked out with the artist, making the most of a compact domestic space.

Made in birch ply, it incorporates discrete drawers for files and works on paper.


FURNITURE

Debbie Lawson: Town Hall Hotel commission

Project Management
Arts Admin
Location
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square,
London E2
 
For the RIBA award-winning Town Hall Hotel, Debbie Lawson created an artwork drawing on the original building’s Art Deco features.


We constructed and installed a panelled room using oak veneers and solid oak mouldings specially milled for the project. The panels were cut and handed over for inlaying by Debbie, then installed.

The room was designed with regard to the historic interior and recent additions which transformed Bethnal Green Old Town Hall into the East End’s first luxury hotel.


FINE ART

London College Of Fashion Graduate show: Moving Brands

Designers
Moving Brands
Location
LCF Graduate Shows, John Princes Street,
London W1
 
‘The Looking Glass’ exhibition featured custom-built responsive tables designed to show the work of 600 students in a playful and engaging environment.


Working with Moving Brands, we built and installed all the gallery furniture including the construction of the cases for the ‘gestural tables’.


RETAIL & FASHION