ECCLESTON GEORGE PUBLIC ARTISTS

Public and Community Art Projects


 

We have successfully undertaken a range of public art commissions over the past few years, this is an area of our work that is both rewarding and very interesting to us as a group. Experience has shown us that public art projects are often linked to education programmes and/or community consultations and these are in turn are linked to new builds or developments within the built environment. 

Our team is ready to deliver the highest quality public/community art project for you. Eccleston George now has as part of our own team, experts in public art and community consultation strategies, so we can offer a complete consultation, design, make and installation package.

Our public artwork mediums include -  Steel, vitreous enamel, concrete, glass, wood and other natural materials and of course our own special sculpting medium.

Osborne Design 002Osborne Middle School East meets West III

Above children's design and the finished bas relief artwork. 

This page is currently being updated, please click on IMAGE GALLERY or NEWS BLOG  for recent projects.

2008 projects                              

Alan Titchmarsh & Gribble Yarmouth Harbour 'Giant Gribble' public seating sculpture

 

 

 

 

Nodehill Public Art ProjectNodehill Middle School centenary mural

 

 

 

 

Train Station ArtSandown railway community art project

 

Archive

Troll Trail 2007

This project celebrated the use of this disused railway track as a cycle way. Part of the route takes in the old Merstone Train Station which has been shut since 1966. We designed and installed a sculpted set of stone suitcases for the old station platform. Quietly standing as if frozen in time the sculpture captures a moment in time from the long gone age of steam.

Suitcases sculpture Suitcases sculpture

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Copnor Bridge, Portsmouth 2006

We worked with Island 2000 Trust to complete a major public art project commissioned by Portsmouth City Council. Together the teams programmed workshops to cater for over a thousand local residence, school children and community groups in order to collate and create designs for the new  £9.5 million Copnor Bridge Replacment Scheme. "The project was a complete success and we completed the commission for P.C.C ahead of schedule and on budget." Said Ian Boyd of the Island 2000 Trust. 

The reconstruction of Copnor Road Bridge was undertaken by Camberley-based engineers, Edmund Nuttall.

Download  a pdf version of the Copnor Bridge Workshops book that we put together as part of the community project.

Eccleston George also won the contract to landscape the adjoining park. They used materials from the hundred year old railway bridge to create an abstract sculpture.
Instead of waste materials like steel girders and rubble being sent to landfill, a steel girder has instead was used as the basis for the sculpture while rubble from the bridge was turned into hardcore that has been laid beneath a concrete mix that resembles limestone.
“The aim of the project was to recycle the bridge by raising awareness in the community,” said Javier Munoz, communications officer with Portsmouth City Council.

Below, images from the final bridge artwork

 


 

 Ammonite Seat and collection Box

A commission from the Island 2000 Trust for their Gift to Nature scheme.

The armature for this sculpted seat is made from old tyres and rubble and finished with our special sculpting mix. This project was completed by us in just two days.

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