Rebecca Gouldson

BARONS QUAY PUBLIC ART

DENBIGH UTILITY COVERS

WARDOUR ST. PUBLIC ART

DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM

Public Art

Working in the public realm is a rewarding part of my practice.

My response to site specific commissions often involves a trip to the area to take photographs, as well as a visit to the local county archives to delve through their collection of artefacts, maps and documents. I’m looking for stories, as well as visual material to use in the artwork.

The projects illustrated on this page show the breadth of approaches I’ve taken on recent projects, from a twenty metre vitreous enamel artwork, created by hand in a factory, to designs for seven individual utility covers for Denbigh town centre, which each relate to a story or person connected with the local area.

For my latest public artwork, I’m currently designing and making fifty, up to a metre tall, etched metal cylinders, which will be suspended within in a brand new, soon to be built development in Northwich.

I enjoy the organisational aspects of managing public art projects, including working to schedule and budget. Liaising with diverse suppliers and collaborators is also a highlight, and the diversity of projects I work on keeps me creatively inspired, and challenged.