Shooting some test footage today at Hoddesdon’s, Lowewood Museum for our new short film: Absolutely. I got a little distracted by a fabulous stone carving workshop that was taking place in the grounds of the museum led by stone carver Simon Keeley MA – Stone Carver & Sculptor who isn’t featured in the photo.
One of the great things about working with proactive museums is they’re always trying something new and engaging with not only with their regular loyal audience but also reaching out to build an even more inclusive audience.
Close up of new sculpture by Valerie Inns inspired by a residency with Astro Lighting for The Gibberd Gallery ‘s current project: Arts Means Business.
The sculpture has been created using plaster, one of the materials used by Astro in their lighting product range.
The work in progress will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Gibberd Gallery, alongside work by other artists.
Spent the day filming at Astro Lighting where we were lucky to catch artist Valerie Inns’ lunchtime workshop. The film captures artists including Sarah Brown, Valerie Inns, and Connie Flynn’s work. This work was made as part of residences in businesses including Raytheon, Astro Lighting, and Arrow Electronics for a forthcoming exhibition, Arts Means Business at the The Gibberd Gallery.
Well John’s donkey has certainly grown. It is amazing to see the size and scale of the work. We’ve been busy working on our John W. Mills film as well as some other projects that are now in post. And isn’t it incredible that those blue skies only ever appear when you’re in the edit suite.
I was filming two of John W. Mills sculptures in London last week. Both are in very central locations and attract a lot of attention from people passing by. People cross the Millennium bridge from the Tate and come across such a powerful representation of those in the Fire Service who have been killed on duty. The Women of World War II is in Whitehall and is near the Cenotaph. It stands tall and proud as the traffic and tourists pass by.
If you haven’t seen them or even if you have they’re both fantastic pieces of work and well worth visiting.
It was amazing listening to John W. Mills talk of one of his pieces from his Hero series. We were filming John and his bronze of the legendary Buster Keaton at Harlow Playhouse. Always great when we film with John whether at his studio or on location as he has such interesting stories. We even managed to have lunch during the busy shoot. So thanks to Harlow Playhouse for helping us out there, and thanks for letting us leave our kit there while we went for lunch. Nothing worse than dragging a filming kit with lights around into a restaurant as you invariably knock something over.
Will be filming the next stage of the creation of a giant donkey by John W.Mills, one of the UK’s foremost creators of public art. Anyone passing through London’s Whitehall will have seen his “Women of World War II” memorial.