As part of the current Landscape Rebels exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, the first of three new community art commissions is now in place outside the main entrance.
Entitled ‘Power Surge’, Felicity Hammond has created a large collage taking inspiration from the local Ipswich landscape with the climate crisis in mind, working with young artists at Ormiston Endeavour Academy and Ipswich School to create the piece.
Artist Felicity Hammond says: “It has been a pleasure working with students, with lively discussions about the future of their local environment. We’ve thought about the eroding coastline, rising sea levels, depleting resources, energy provision, and even the future of Christchurch Mansion.
These discussions inspired the outcome of the project, which visualises some of the initial designs and collages made at the workshops.”
Councillor Carole Jones, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Planning and Museums, says:
“The Landscape Rebels exhibition brings together Constable, Turner and Monet with contemporary works from local photographers and artists as a wonderful collection illustrating our changing landscape over time.
The addition of three commissions this year involving local community groups will enhance the display, with new pieces that show a current perspective on climate change that will be on display until 16 April.”
A further two commissions will be revealed soon; one by Kate Flurrie working with a young people’s group and the other led by community group Rock Paper Scissors working with Job Centre plus.
The Landscape Rebels Exhibition can be found at Christchurch Mansion. Find out more at: Landscape Rebels | (landscape-rebels.co.uk)
For more information about the artists involved in the three new commissions, visit their websites at: www.felicityhammond.com; www.kateflurrie.com and www.rockpaperscissors.org.uk
Image credit – Ipswich Borough Council