Artist David Boultbee of BREAD Arts has been appointed as our first artist-in-residence in the inaugural testbed. Based on the site of the future UCLan Student Centre and University Square from October to December 2018, David will be developing a programme of creative engagement and artwork interventions to help inform the final public art commissioning vision…so watch this space (and the site)….
BREAD Arts, by their own online description, look to:
“…create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you’ll notice something new.
We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.
We create original and engaging works – multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.
We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.
Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.
Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others”.
BREAD Arts delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee
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