Blurring the Edges

Project Details

Client: Cambridge Housing Society

Artist: Derek Hunt Limelight Studios

Commissioner and Project Manager: Alison Turnbull

Other groups:  Cambridge City Council; St. Lukes School;  Museum of Cambridge; Neighbours in Rackham Close

The project was the result of the S106 obligation included with the planning permission for this Code 5 extra care scheme, built for The Cambridge Housing Society by Hill Partnerships Ltd.

‘Blurring the Edges’  focussed on renewing relationships between new residents and staff of an extra care scheme in Cambridge, Richard Newcombe Court, and the neighbours that had watched the redevelopment of the site.

The project bought together the artist Derek Hunt (Limelight Studio’s), the Museum of Cambridge,  the residents, the neighbours, and children of St. Lukes School.

Working together to share memories of treasured places, the pieces of public art created by Derek beautifully reflects the conversations and memories revisited; overlaying the historical context of the city with words about home, and what home means.  It also revealed moving stories about temporary childhood homes in times of trouble.

Final-Design

The main glass canopy can be viewed from Rackham Close, whilst the small inset pieces are displayed in the railings of the garden, to the rear of the development.
Front-elevation-artwork

 

Project Details

Client: Cambridge Housing Society

Artist: Derek Hunt Limelight Studios

Commissioner and Project Manager: Alison Turnbull

Other groups:  Cambridge City Council; St. Lukes School;  Museum of Cambridge; Neighbours in Rackham Close

The project was the result of the S106 obligation included with the planning permission for this Code 5 extra care scheme, built for The Cambridge Housing Society by Hill Partnerships Ltd.

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