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Central Chelmsford – Manifestation Artwork

9th April 2015

Vinyl Graphics Ltd – VGL Ltd – completed the installation of the digitally printed vinyl manifestations to the M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby at Central Chelmsford this week.

These images have just been forwarded to me. VGL are always a real pleasure to work with.

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Digitally printed vinyl manifestations manufactured and installed by Vgl Ltd to M1 / M2 Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford for Genesis Housing Association. Image: Vinyl Graphics Ltd

 

 

 

 

Central Chelmsford – Glazing Manifestation

I spent yesterday – 17th March 2015 – in Reading, working in the design room at VGL Ltd with one of their production designers, James, to build and sample the final production artwork for the glazing manifestation to be installed in the M1 / M2 Block Entrance Lobby, Central Chelmsford. VGL really do put in the extra mile to get exactly what I want – it is very much appreciated.

We had a full size sample printed and tomorrow I am going to site to see it installed for final approval by the project team.

This is the visual that was produced – it is presented against a black background because the artwork is printed in many layers of opaque and transparent white overlaid one on another.  – Durst Print white only in reverse onto Madico Optically Clear vinyl, applied to the inside face of glazing.

Artist artwork draft for glazing manifestation to the internal lobby entrance to Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.   Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Artist artwork draft for glazing manifestation to the internal lobby entrance to Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.   Artist: Christopher Tipping

VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

Detail: VGL Ltd Production Artwork draft for glazing manifestation to internal lobby entrance Block M1/M2 Central Chelmsford.

 

 

Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital

More great images of my projects at the Jubilee Building have come in from Lisa Harty, Art for Life at Musgrove Park Hospital. She has had images taken by Corbin O’Grady Studio.

 

Here is a selection:

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Laser-cut stainless steel panels – affixed to the building elevation.

Detail: 'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: 'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: 'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: 'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: 'Murmuration', Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

Detail: '70 Years On...' - Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O'Grady Studio

Detail: ’70 Years On…’ – Central Concourse Tensile Artwork, Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Art for Life, Corbin O’Grady Studio

 

 

‘Heart of the Campus’, Sheffield Hallam University

Rockpanel Online Newsletter – February 2015

I have been really fortunate to have the Heart of the Campus artwork at Sheffield Hallam University featured by Rockpanel in their online newsletter this month.

http://www.rockpanel.co.uk/references/case+studies/sheffield+(uk)

The project has also been featured as a full page spread in Roofing, Cladding and Insulation magazine, January 2015 issue and will also appear in Public Sector Build Journal

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

‘Heart of the Campus’ – Sheffield Hallam University

My colleague Jenni Muston at Rockpanel,  has sent me some wonderful new images taken of the ‘Heart of the Campus’ facade artwork by the photographer Jason Newsome.

He has really managed to get some brilliant shots in varying light, which show off the variations in surface quality and light reflection. Thanks to both!

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Rockpanel facade artwork by Christopher Tipping. Image: Jason Newsome Photographer

 

 

 

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

Some new images have been issued by GRAHAM who delivered the Heart of the Campus project for Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Campus.

The West Elevation artwork has a great impact on the building facade.

 

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University.  Image: GRAHAM, Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University. Image: GRAHAM, Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

The rainscreen artwork was produced in collaboration with Rockpanel and The Cutting Room in Huntingdon. Project Contractors:GRAHAM – Project Architects: HLM Sheffield.

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University.  Image: GRAHAM, Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University. Image: GRAHAM, Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Yesterday, I travelled up to Aylesbury to discuss the possibility of being commissioned for more work for the Whiteleaf Centre, which is now open and fully operational. This is the first visit I have made since the Centre opened. Really interesting to see it animated & full of people. Tom Cox from Artcare at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust who commissioned all the artists for the project  accompanied me around the wards and introduced my to staff who discussed with us the impact of the original artwork installations and the possibility of future collaborations with staff and service users to build upon this. Watch this space !

Within the ward hubs there are some high windows, which really demonstrated the effectiveness of the glazing manifestations in producing variation and change within the spaces depending on the weather.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of entrance corridor glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of entrance corridor glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation in entrance corridor by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation in entrance corridor by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation to cafe & waiting area by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation to cafe & waiting area by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. External view of large meeting room glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. External view of large meeting room glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

 

 

The Whiteleaf Centre

I have been asked by Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager for Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust, to prepare some draft artwork, based upon the designs for the Whiteleaf Hospital, which can be printed and framed for display at the Trust’s offices.

These are some of the draft images –

Draft - Street Trees 1. Image Christopher Tipping

Draft – Street Trees 1. Image Christopher Tipping

Draft artwork for Whiteleaf Centre Glazed Screens. Christopher Tipping

Draft artwork for Whiteleaf Centre Glazed Screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

 

 

 

Central Chelmsford – Large Granite Platform Seat

One of the most striking & singular elements of the interpretation project at Burgess Springs,  Central Chelmsford is the large granite platform seat.

This feature is some 2.4m square & manufactured in 4 large units. The surface is being sandblasted with images and text, both inspired by the writing of Anne Knight of Chelmsford. 

The granite artwork is being project managed by Nigel Hudson, Masonry Product Manager  for  Hardscape at their premises at Long Marston, Stratford Upon Avon.  The sandblasting is being carried out by Masonry Manager, Vladimir Zonozicka. We have met several times to discuss and sample the process & the collaboration has in turn, resulted in a much more interesting peice of work.

The image shows the light coloured vinyl stencil applied to the granite surface. Some layers of sandblasting have already been achieved & these have the vinyl stripped away to reveal the sandblasted surface. The deepest blasting is no more than 2mm, but the effects can be striking, particularly when wet or in direct sunlight. Image: Hardscape

The image shows the light coloured vinyl stencil applied to the granite surface. Some layers of sandblasting have already been achieved & these have the vinyl stripped away to reveal the sandblasted surface. The deepest blasting is no more than 2mm, but the effects can be striking, particularly when wet or in direct sunlight. Image: Hardscape

The work is manufactured from a grey granite with a honed finish. The early artworks suggest a green colour - which was influenced by the Royal Green granite used for some paving detailing - this is not the case. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

The work is manufactured from a grey granite with a honed finish. The early artworks suggest a green colour – which was influenced by the Royal Green granite used for some paving detailing – this is not the case. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

Draft artwork in black & white with some text highlighted in red for the attention of the manufacturer, Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

Draft artwork in black & white with some text highlighted in red for the attention of the manufacturer, Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

 

 

 

Draft artwork in black & white with some text highlighted in red for the attention of the manufacturer, Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

Draft artwork in black & white with some text highlighted in red for the attention of the manufacturer, Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

 

Granite slab awaiting sandblasting by Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

Granite slab awaiting sandblasting by Hardscape. Christopher Tipping for Central Chelmsford

 

The development scheme is being delivered on behalf of Genesis Housing by Denne & project managed by Bidwells.

Bicester Community Hospital

The art project is now completed on site with all the digitally printed panels installed.

I visited on Friday 14th November to review progress & the following images are taken from that visit.

External Landscape of the hospital - in progress

External Landscape of the hospital – in progress

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

The brief was built around the need for privacy in the rooms. Large glazed screens open up onto  a landscaped courtyard. Although these spaces are being planted with trees and some small shrubs, most of the space would be turfed. Patients, staff & visitors can still see out from the windows in the knowledge that their privacy was being maintained. Opaque and transparent layers with drawn & cut out detailing were created to provide some variation & changeability in the surface.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.