A working visual of ‘Holding The Earth This Adam Chodzko’s Way ‘(above) is presented to the planning committee – the play is planned to be mounted on a frame facing The Amelia Scott’s organized courtyard in Tunbridge Wells.
A sculpture for the new The Amelia Scott Culture and Learning Center in Tunbridge Wells presents itself to planners at Town Hall.
The artwork titled ‘Holding The Earth This Way ‘uses traditional Kent clay tiles made by Spicers Tiles in New Romney and will be mounted on a wall in the yard.
The more than 8m tall sculpture was designed by Adam Chodzko, a contemporary British artist based in Kent.
Advisors to the Wednesday Jan. 12 planning committee are invited to approve the sculpture by Amelia Scott, which saw the redevelopment and assembly of the AEC Class II buildings in Monson Road and the museum, gallery art and library at Voie civique.
The Amelia is a collaboration between the building owners, the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council, also with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council England.
The project obtained the building permit in January 2018, and the work should be completed in the coming months.
Mr. Chodzko researched the making of tiles and bricks in the county and the traditional manual methods still used by Spicers Tiles in New Romney to make their tiles.
References in the piece are made to local guesthouse architecture, the borough’s brick-making industries, such as High Brooms, and an image of Amelia Scott, a social reformer and activist for the women’s suffrage who lived and worked in Tunbridge Wells.
The installation is one of seven works of art commissioned for The Amelia, with funding from the Arts Council England.
The services within the extended complex of buildings are the museum, library and archives, adult education center, tourist information center, gateway services, birth and death registration services.
There will also be a café, boutique and other public facilities around a courtyard that will provide space for temporary exhibitions and events, as well as a lounge area with artist-designed doors.
Mr. Chodzko has exhibited extensively in individual and group international exhibitions and projects, including: Tate St Ives; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Athens Biennale; Istanbul Biennial; Venice Biennale; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, New York; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstmuseum Lucerne; Creative time, New York; Hayward Gallery, London and Tate Britain.
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