|An exhibition of the six artists invited to submit designs for The Forum Public Art Project.
David Batchelor combines found materials and vivid commercial hues. His three dimensional works have been exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe and the USA, including EAST (1997), The British Art Show 5 (2000-01), and Sadler's Wells Theatre (2000-01). He lives and works in London.
Dalziel + Scullion create works based on landscape and modern environments. Their work was shown at the 1990 British Art Show and the Venice Biennale in 1995. Recent commissioned work include projects for the M8 Motorway, BAA at Heathrow Airport, and Nicholas Grimshaw's Millennium Point Building in Birmingham. They live and work in Dundee.
Diana Edmunds works with the qualities of light and architectural space. Her installations have been shown at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and Rotunda Canary Wharf, London. Recent commissions include light sculptures for Dyson headquarters and for the Pfizer buildings in Walton Oaks, Surrey and Sandwich, Kent. She lives and works in London.
Ron Haselden is a sculptor working with light and sound in collaboration with architects and computer or electronic design specialists. His work has been shown at the South London Gallery, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and the Tate Gallery London, Liverpool and St Ives. He lives and works in London and Plesin, France.
Susumu Shingu makes sculptures that move by wind or water. His work has been commissioned extensively for both rural and urban public spaces in Japan including Kansai International Airport. Recent projects include Wind Caravan in Inari, Finland. Shingu lives and works in Japan, this will be his first UK exhibition.
||Vong Phaophanit was born in Laos and studied in France. He came to prominence with the TSWA Four Cities Project and the British Art Show 1990 and was short listed for the Turner Prize in 1993. He is currently collaborating on a project in Bath with Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. He lives in London and works in partnership with artist/writer Claire Oboussier.
The Forum is a major new landmark building in the centre of Norwich designed by architects Michael Hopkins and Partners. Funded primarily by the Millennium Commission, Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council, the building will contain the new Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Origins Visitor Attraction, the 2nd Air Division USAAF Memorial Library, BBC Easts new regional headquarters, the Learning Shop and City Learning Station and the Tourist Information Centre, with cafés, restaurants, open spaces and below-ground car parking
Commissions East is a visual arts organisation that promotes and supports a broad range of activities for artists including commissions, projects, residencies and fellowships. The organisation is working with The Forum Trust Ltd to commission a new work of regional and national significance for the building. This exhibition will comprise of earlier works by all six artists, and is part of the process of selecting an artist for this exciting initiative.