cammdesign
Public Art, Sculpture, Urban Design

 

cammdesign

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Public Art, Sculpture, Urban Design

 

CRAIG MATTHEWS
1970-73    Liverpool College of Art    Faculty of Industrial Design,
Dept of Product Design, Dip DES.  Product Design (ENG)
MARY MATTHEWS
1972     Wallasey College of Art    Pre Diploma
1974 – 77    Alsager College of Education    Dip Ed.  Art and Environmental Education.

statement:
Cammdesign is a Wirral based partnership established in 1995.  Over the past 16 years we have been involved in over 40 Public Art projects, building extensive experience in the processes associated with the provision of sculptural work in the Public Realm.

Our workshop, which is located at The Odyssey Centre, Birkenhead, has dedicated fabrication and model making facilities and benefits from an associated design studio.  The workshop location provides excellent transport links to the local motorway network.

Our philosophy is to design and produce highly creative works using quality materials, fabricated to the highest standards. Projects are normally preceded by a period of consultation which provides an opportunity to ensure that local opinion is understood, proposed themes are relevant, potential controversy is avoided and that a sense of local ownership in the work is engendered.

Cammdesign have completed consultation with the many groups including the general public, community and interest groups, the commercial sector, residents and trade associations and are also experienced in preparing and delivering workshops to children and youth groups.

Equally, we are experienced in liaising with design teams, planning officers, access officers, steering groups and environmental services in order to resolve practical issues including project management and Public Health and Safety.  Maintenance of close working links with a range of design/construction professionals is essential in order to coordinate the crossover of interests between their work and ours.

Public art must be creative, dynamic, popular, relevant to its site, safe and completed on time and to budget. It must also offer the commissioner finished art work that has simple and cost effective future maintenance implications.

news:
2011 Folkestone is the ‘New’ Padstow.
June 2011 sees the opening of two new Fish Restaurants on Folkestone Harbour. The Restaurants, ‘Rock Salt and ‘The Smoke House’ will be run by Mark Sargeant, former Head Chef of Claridges.  Fish and Sea Food is to be delivered directly to the kitchens from Folkestone fishing boats.
A suspended Sculpture, designed and made by cammdesign, 6 metres long x 1 metre wide x 1.5 deep, has been installed in The Smoke House as a permanent exhibit for the 2011 Folkestone Triennial.
Called ‘Food Chain’, the installation visually represents a life size blue shark chasing a shoal of mackerel, chasing a shoal of Sprat, and is suspended above the dining area.
exhibitions:

gallery: all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated

1.    ‘FOOD CHAIN’
Location:  The Smoke House Restaurant, Folkestone Harbour, Kent.
Commissioner: Lynchpin Properties, Pringle Richards Sharratt  Architects Limited
Materials: Polished stainless steel (grade 316) with glass blasted detail.  Load bearing stainless steel cables
Size: Designed to install within a spacial volume: –  6 m long x 1.5 m high x 1 m wide, above dining area.
2. ‘ENDLESS SUMMER’
Location: Silver Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
Commissioner: Gainsborough Tourist and Heritage Trust and Friends and family of Neil Rogers (deceased)
Materials: Polished stainless steel (316) glass blasted detail.
Height 4 metres
Form: A mobius loop created by 24 steel Swallows suspended by load bearing cables from 3 masts.  An expression of Eternal Flight.
3. ‘DECHRAU A DEWEDD’ – ‘BEGINNING AND END’
Offa’s Dyke National Trail, Central Beach, Prestatyn
Commissioner: Prestatyn Town Council, Denbighshire County Council, Supported by the Arts Council Of Wales.
Materials: Mirror finish stainless steel.
Locally quarried Welsh Limestone
Height: 6 metres
4. ‘VORTEX’, WITH INTEGRAL SEATING,
Southport Pier, Southport.
Commissioner:  Sefton Council Special Projects
Materials:  Marine Grade Stainless Steel Grade 316L
Lighting:  Tamlite Sphere with Osram HQL lamp
Height: 6 metres
5. ‘GLOBE’ ENTRANCE SCULPTURE
Liverpool International Business Park
Commissioner:  Peel Holdings PLC
Materials: Marine Grade Stainless Steel 316L
With bead blasted continental detail.
Size:  3 metres diameter
6. VILLIERS PROW
Villiers Square, Douglas, (recently relocated to North Quay, Douglas Harbour), Isle of Man
Materials: Stainless Steel 316L, Laser Profiled Mirror finish stainless steel 316L, Porcelain Mosaics
Lighting:  8 high intensity blue LED arrays
Height: 4.5 metres


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