Reach was a programme of artist-led public engagement devised to tie in with my commission for landscape designs for the regeneration of the promenade at St. Anne’s. A second artist, Sarah Jane Richards, was commissioned to design signage for the stretch and we collaborated on the public engagement side of the commission. We provided 16 different workshops, engaging a total of 335 people in the sessions.

To celebrate the project we ended up putting on The Reach Art Festival, attended by 800-1000 people.  The festival showcased local artists and performers, as well as animating an underused part of the promenade.  There was an art market, bands, Punch and Judy, a storyteller and even a mini double decker for rides.

You can see more details at https://reachartproject2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/reach-art-festival-2014/

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Sophy King

I work both in the urban landscape and the natural world. Some of my works are large, monumental and industrial; some are softer; some smaller. I try to harness elements beyond my control; glass becomes a channel for light, capturing changes in the atmosphere around it; plant materials make the passage of time and season as important a part of the sculpture as my own object making.

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