Exciting news in January 2020 to hear that I was awarded an Arts Council England Project Grant to present: No Thing is Immediate Geometric Sculptural Installations throughout 2020.
The project is intended for people with neurodivergent disabilities including dyslexia, autism and ADHD, providing an opportunity to engage with art in a gallery through a combined sense of sight, touch and sound.
The project includes five sculptures based on the geometric platonic solids, constructed from reclaimed pallet wood. Each sculpture, about 90cm in diameter incorporates therapeutic sound frequencies connected to its geometry, which make the object vibrate, giving it an agency. They all 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 at galleries located within a 30 mile radius of Winchester, UK. To explore the wider theme I am collaborating with artists Maija Liepins, Christine Dodd, Kate Street and Terence Noble.