Monday 9 February 2015

Gavin Blackhurst - 46 Malbet Park

Welcome to the Dwell exhibition and book. For a whole month we will be taking each artist's page and transforming it into a 3 dimensional dwelling. Each one of these small sculptures will be exhibited in public on the London streets.

46 Malbet Park
Today we have Gavin's pristine sculpture, 46 Malbet Park. This is the first time that Gavin has exhibited with Collect Connect and we extend a very warm welcome to him.
Gavin's is the most precise net that we have in the Dwell book and his instructions are equally clear. This photo of the completed net was sent to us by Gavin, we challenge you to make the net as carefully as this!

As Gavin is new to Collect Connect we do not know a lot about him. However we like to have a guess and we wonder if Gavin is an architect. I have had a look at google maps and Gavin's net is accurate enough for me to reckon I can see the house in Malbet Park, Edinburgh. This makes 46 Malbet Park unique to Dwell as it is the only accurate model of an actual house in the book.

In this photo we can see 46 Malbet Park nestled in a metal grill opposite the Monument in the City of London. The Monument remembers the Great Fire of London in 1666 and, like so much of post-fire London, is designed by Christopher Wren (and Robert Hooke the natural philosopher).
Gavin's sculpture brings a little bit of the Scottish Capital Edinburgh onto the streets of London and reminds me of how ubiquitous dwelling is. It also reminds me of how many people the Great Fire of London must have made homeless.

Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.

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