Artist-in-Residence at St Mary’s School, Battersea
It is a time of immense change for St Mary’s primary school, which is currently being rebuilt. The pupils and staff will move into their new school in September 2016. Pump House Gallery, working in partnership with Dallas Pierce Quintero (DPQ), have commissioned artist Orly Orbach to work in residency at the school to document these significant changes in the form of an onsite artwork.
Over the Spring term, artist Orly Orbach will transform the hoarding that has been built around the school into a collaborative sketchbook. Using the transformation of the site as a source of inspiration, Orly is working with the pupils and teachers to find different ways of visualising time, documenting the landscape, and creating new narratives. The project will explore how different personal and cultural perceptions of time can shape the way a story unfolds in space. The hoarding will record layers of changing sketches, marks and ideas from which the final hoarding artwork will emerge.
Moving Walls is funded as part of Taylor Wimpey Central London’s Cultural Plan for the Battersea Exchange development and commissioned by with Dallas Pierce Quintero (DPQ). Moving Walls is part of Pump House Gallery’s OutHouse programme, which with socially engaged artists and local communities in areas where social and public spaces are rapidly changing. OutHouse projects develop relationships with local residents to explore, capture and animate these changing surroundings. We work with diverse communities to deliver a range of inspiring artistic techniques and experiences that culminate in high quality outcomes created with and by participants.