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Barking Amphitheatre Launch

Barking Amphitheatre Launch photo: Victoria Chase

BARKING AMPHITHEATRE - GRAHAM HUDSON

BARKING AMPHITHEATRE - GRAHAM HUDSON photo: Victoria Chase

Graham Hudson's Barking Amphitheatre

Graham Hudson's Barking Amphitheatre photo: Victoria Chase

Barking Amphitheatre Launch

Barking Amphitheatre Launch photo: Victoria Chase

BARKING AMPHITHEATRE - GRAHAM HUDSON

BARKING AMPHITHEATRE - GRAHAM HUDSON photo: Victoria Chase

Graham Hudson - On Off

Graham Hudson - On Off

 

 

Barking Amphitheatre - Graham Hudson

This public work is a mark of innovation that will attract people to the Barking Creative Quarter through enhancing its aesthetic landscape.

The Barking Amphitheatre, which launched on Friday 22 October 2010, is a public art installation by Graham Hudson, produced by SPACE and funded by Arts Council England and London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

This new SPACE commission was chosen by a selection panel that included tenants of the Malthouse and borough officers. The amphitheatre is also seen as an excellent opportunity to provoke debate about creative economic development and regeneration in East London.

The work is a sculpture, but it also serves as a local platform, a place of potential performance, community meeting, or just somewhere to have lunch. The blurred status of the sculpture (functional design / independent object) is made manifest in the materials and their construction: Athenian classicism, industrial steelwork and the temporality of scaffolding combine for the final work.

Graham Hudson received an MFA from the Royal College of Art in 2002 and lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam (2010) and Monitor, Rome (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Points and Lines, LMCC Sculpture Park, New York (2009), Frieze Sculpture Park, London (2009), Enzo Maris Autoprogettazione Project, Architectural Association, London (2009) and projects at BALTIC, Milton Keynes Gallery, and Camden Arts Centre.

Hudson is currently artist-in-residence at Kings Cross Central and the recipient of the 2010 Design/ Miami Designer of the Future Award.

For more information on the development of the Barking Creative Quarter, download a copy of SPACE's Barking Report here