Sarah Hughes has undertaken a residency at the Old Fire Station during the building process. Her practice involves the arrangement of material, treating the site as a platform. She describes her understanding of space ‘not simply as a neutral container but as a tool in itself’. Some of her work will be up on this site soon.
Meanwhile the opening commission is picking up pace and taster sessions have happened at Steppin Stone and Gatehouse drop in centres. The Botanic Garden is offering free workspace for the artists and the University Museum is providing samples to stuimulate the creative process. When we open the building, the unveiling of this artwork will be a big moment. Amongst many other things it will be bringing the natural world through sculpture into an industrial building.