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Cave is coming to Campbell Park

26.9.2011
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Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist

Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist's impression, 2011.

Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist

Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist's impression, 2011.

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Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist
Heather and Ivan Morison: Cave, artist
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Cave is coming to Campbell Park

 

Artists Heather and Ivan Morison have been commissioned by MK Gallery in collaboration with The Parks Trust to create a new public artwork for Campbell Park in Milton Keynes as part of the Campbell Park Public Art Plan.

 

Taking inspiration from the man-made landscape of the park, Cave is formed from three leaning concrete panels and will nestle into the hillside of the Belvedere.  The structure will provide visitors with a resting place that offers an expansive view over the countryside, and also a space to experience urban life at the edge of the new city.

 

Work has started on Cave and is expected to be completed by the end of November when a formal opening will take place.

 

Briony Serginson, Community Team Manager at The Parks Trust, said: “Our Public Art Plan aims to establish Campbell Park as one of the world’s best Art Parks, recognised for its sculptures, community based art workshops, performances, exhibitions and shows.  This exciting collaboration with MK Gallery is an important step towards achieving this ambition”.

 

Emma Dean, Head of Exhibitions at MK Gallery, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Parks Trust in support of their vision for a world class Art Park, especially given MK Gallery’s proximity to Campbell Park, and we are privileged to be working with artists of Heather and Ivan’s international standing and reputation”.

 

The artists Heather Peak (born in Desborough in 1973) and Ivan Morison were (born in Nottingham in 1974) have exhibited nationally and internationally with recent site-specific projects in Vancouver, Tasmania, Seattle and The Netherlands.  They represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art in 2007.  The artists live and work in Brighton.

 

The project is generously supported by Andrew Howard and Partners, Bardon Concrete, Trendrevel Services Ltd., Camford Concrete Pumps Ltd., Hargreaves Foundry Ltd., David Lock Associates and Keens Shay Keens MK