Project: Re-Worlding (2021), is a series of public art projects, curated outdoors in natural parkland. Re-Worlding will explore how artists can re-emerge & work to build immersive relationships with people living in the community. Our aim is to re-imagine the public space that visitors inhabit, looking at how we can view art & public engagement, following the effects of the pandemic on artist’s & viewers. These projects also seek to re-introduce culture & encourage a re-engagement with the natural land, after one year of virtual living, while simultaneously allowing visitors into the performative process of a usually clandestine studio practice.
Full details of the project programme will be posted shortly.
Flag Series I – 4.2.21
Hopewell’s first public piece for 2021, painted in the deserted market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk during lockdown. Working with the Turkish barbers who lease the property, Keith developed a design that echoed elements of the Turkish flag – the crescent moon, a star, and a rich red colour palette. Using his trademark linear approach to mark making, Keith painted the piece on this redundant wall, utilising the decayed surface. This is in an area where bars, nightclubs and restaurants are currently closed. As a small provincial town, the opportunities for painting walls are limited but Keith hopes to continue this series, reflecting the diversity of culture and supporting independent retailers.