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New York Times Visit Our Studio

Posted by Eccleston George Team on June 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Daniel showing Senior Editor Desiree Shoe how to French Knit a giant intestine.

This last week was a strange week in many ways. Not least because at the begining of the week we had a call from the New York Times asking if they could send their London based journalist down to meet us at our studio.

We had a great day with Senior Editor Desiree Shoe, showing her around our studio and talking about the multi-layers of our work.  She was blown away by the beautiful bay in which it sits and of course was very keen to see our National Poo Museum exhibition which is currenly on display nextdoor at the Isle of Wight Zoo.

As soon as we hear from NYT and get the heads-up about the article that should follow
we'll let you know.

Flying High With Art at Airport

Posted by Eccleston George Team on June 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Our latest sculptural project has been propelled into action at Sandown Airport on the Isle of Wight. We've been commissioned by the new owner of the airport to make a circular decorative floor, at the centre the of this sculpted hardstanding there will be large firepit making it perfect for outdoor music events and the like. The commission came to us as part of new owner Danial Subhani's exciting and ambitious plan to create the worlds first AeroResort at the airport.

We'll keep you posted with progress on this one!

Choc-a-block!

Posted by Eccleston George Team on June 11, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks for being patient with us folks! We're very flattered by the incredible demand that's occured for our services this year. We are of course open for project bookings in 2017 so just let us know if you got anything in mind for us.....

NATIONAL POO MUSEUM

Posted by Eccleston George Team on May 31, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

So who is behind the National Poo Museum? Well we have to confess that it's us!!

And, it would be true to say that nobody is more suprised than us at the global response to our very strange project! http://www.poomuseum.org/

BBC story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35957829

Metro http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/21/theres-a-national-poo-museum-opening-in-britain-to-celebrate-the-wonders-of-excrement-5766552/

Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-poo-poop-museum_us_5702d283e4b0a06d58069a45

ITV News http://www.itv.com/news/2016-04-03/national-poo-museum-opens-at-isle-of-wight-zoo/

In fact just Google it to see how far around the world it went!! https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=national+poo+museum

By the way our very fine resin encapsulated poo collection is available for hire.....contact us to find out more...


NaturePlay Space is underway

Posted by Eccleston George Team on May 10, 2016 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This week we started on an exciting Aretcology project in the form of a NaturePlay Space. NatuePlay Spaces are design to make public green areas accessable to  people, habitatable for nature and fun for families too.


This latest project commssioned by Spectrum Housing is being created in Cowes, Isle of Wight and will take the form of  a fantastically interactive play area in a small communual green space that will provide kids with an unbeatable nature encounter.

Artecology allows life to find a way.

Posted by Eccleston George Team on May 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Off the back of our succesful 'Shelving the Coast'  Vertipool project we're now taking our Artecology priciples to many other built environments. Our Artecology remit comes with a simple question - Why build anything in the public realm that doesn't work for nature and people alike?

We're currently looking at an array public realm projects that feature coastal defences, urban & rural built architecture, including housing developments and public spaces. Infact we're researching the benifits of Artecology wherever man-made infrastucture exists or is being proposed for future development.

Based in Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight, Artecology is collaboration between our own artists and ecologists from Arc Consulting. We are currently partnering with Bournemouth Univesity, Glasgow University, Oxford University, The Royal Society, Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight AONB and an array of local schools and community groups.



Blue Right Through Concrete at last!

Posted by Eccleston George Team on May 7, 2016 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes indeed, at last we've done it...we've successfully made blue concrete! Using Natural Cement we're now able to create any concrete colour under the sun and because it's made using Natural Cement it's much more eco-friendly than ordinary concrete.....in fact its carbon footprint is in line with lime renders making our blue concrete pretty green!

Make friends with us on Facebook.

Posted by Eccleston George Team on June 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Wondering what we're up to? Follow us on Facebook and stay completely up to date with all things Eccleston George. Catch up with stories, photos and updates on what we doing with school projectsand community projects. Get up to speed with Shelving the Coast. Find out about our most ambitious project ever called Imagination Refinery.


Make friends and interact with us here - https://www.facebook.com/eccleston.george


Follow us at our studio here - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eccleston-George-at-The-Works/181355055265695


Join us at our Imagination Refinery here - https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationRefinery?ref=hl


See you over there folks!

Chale Trail is very much up and running!!

Posted by Eccleston George Team on February 26, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Chail Trail is a social, environmental and local economy project that we've devised and are currently delivering in the parish of Chale Isle of Wight. Sponsored by the Southern Housing Group, and the Isle of Wight AONB Partnership , the project is centred around working across the community of Chale in all it's glorious social diversity to create a walking trail that circumnavigates the entire parish. The trail will feature six special sculpted seats, each themed to the location that they will be in and designed & made with the Chale villagers. Hop over to our NewHive blog to see photos and more info.....

https://newhive.com/ecclestongeorge/the-making-of-the-chale-trail-26-aug-2014

Shelving the Coast update

Posted by Eccleston George Team on April 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)



Shelving the Coast is almost a year old, the first Vertipool
was installed on the seawall at Bouldner on the Isle of Wight on the 7th 
May 2013. Four more Vertipools followed in September 2013. All five 
of the handmade concrete pools then faced one of the worst winters 
on record in the UK, storm after storm battered the coastline of the 
UK week after week month after month. We feared our Vertipools 
would fall victim to the terrible battering of gale force winds and 
extreme high tides but to our amazement all five stood firm and 
survived where so many other coastal structures, natural and 
man-made had succumbed to the onslaught. 

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Vertipools work. With all five of our vertipools populated with 
seashore wildlife we have discovered that the answer to our original question ' is it possible to make a vertical intertidal zone?' is simply 
yes! This means we can do two things, we can make habitat where 
there is none i.e. on harbour walls etc, and if coastal squeeze caused by sea level rise threatens intertidal habitat where a seawall is present, then we think we can do something about that too.


What's interesting about this project is that it took an artist and an 
ecologist working together to first pose the question and then use 
their combined creativity, knowledge and artistic skills to create a 
solution. With a lot of good will from the artist and ecologist  and 
thanks to Artists Project Earth and Isle of Wight AONB, 18 months 
ago just enough funds where scraped together to allow the research, design, prototyping and field testing phases to take place from then until now.


So now we know how to shelve the coast, we know how to make 
Vertipool sculptures capable of sustaining intertidal life and we know how to retro fit them to existing sea defenses. The next step is to make more Vertipools so that we can continue the testing and 
research, we need to make new moulds from new materials, we need to experiment with more Vertipool designs and we need to get more Vertipools out in more places.


We have come a long way and now we need support to continue the Shelving the Coast project.

If you're interested in getting involved please contact Nigel George 
nigel.george@ecclestongeorge.com

 


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