Village Green
Arts Council England
Metal
Chloe Brooks

Chloe Brooks

CHLOE BROOKS is a London-based artist whose works have an apparent simplicity, transforming the given surroundings with an economy of means. Through examining the architectural histories of the site, the works prompt a re-evaluation of the place they inhabit. Through partly subtle adjustments and partly bold gestures, ambivalent, often absurd, situations are created, alluding to the site's re-invention.

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Dream Carousel

Building wrap, scaffold, and cable ties
2019

 

The bandstands from yesteryear are making a return!


With beautiful balustrades of swirls, slender columns and a majestic clock tower, the Dream Carousel bandstand recreates an iconic Victorian creation to a modern specification. Just as bandstands did in the past, the Dream Carousel provides a focal point for family and friends to meet and perform. 
If concerts and gatherings are high on your list, meet the Dream Carousel!

 

Photography: Anna Lukala
Ali Eisa

Ali Eisa

Ali Eisa is a contemporary artist, educator and public programmer. His practice spans 10 years of collaborative and participatory work utilising sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography.

Often taking inspiration from informal and local economies, Eisa’s work explores how complex and challenging socio-economic issues - such as globalisation, migration and urban development - are located and experienced in our everyday lives.

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Playing The Machines (Staying In Control)

Darts Amusement Stall, Plywood, Fairground Lights, Fluorescent Strip Lights, Outdoor Speakers, Whipper Bulbs

 

"...with the addition of 500,000 light bulbs Luna's candy coloured buildings became an iridescent fairyland at night. 'Ah God' said one hypnotised visitor, 'what might the Prophet have written in Revelations, if only he had first beheld a spectacle like this!'" (Robert Cartmell, The Incredible Scream Machine, 1987)

 

With contributions by: Arcade Desmond, Ian Demiurge McLaren and Alberto Duman
Photography: Anna Lukala
Brian Griffiths

Brian Griffiths

Brian Griffiths thinks with things; for him, self and stuff is always mixed up. He has made exhibitions with Bill Murray, invisible entities and wood. His work values a humbleness and charm that often positions material facts with competing, interwoven fictions.

Brian Griffiths is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools in London.

 

It’s better to look like nothing than something, 2019 

A new artwork for Village Green 2019, Southend, Essex, UK, by Brian Griffiths

 

UNDERSTANDING BASELINE IS AWARENESS

 

BLENDING WITH BASELINE IS CAMOUFLAGE 

 

MANIPULATING BASELINE IS INVISIBILITY

 

 

 

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Photography: Anna Lukala
Milly Peck

Milly Peck

Primarily using routing as a means of drawing, Milly Peck explores the area between a flat image and a three-dimensional object. Graphically rendering scenes pulled from the everyday into prop-like cut-outs, her work simultaneously tries to function as both a flat, pictorial image and a three-dimensional, scenographic landscape.

 

Broadly investigating ideas surrounding imitation and artifice, recent projects have included research into mock Tudor architecture and the field of Foley sound production. Milly Peck completed her MA in Sculpture at The Royal College of Art, London in 2016 and currently lives and works in London.

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A series of fictional pub signs affixed to all the permanent buildings in Chalkwell Park combining local histories and landmarks with pub signage (existing and imaginary) from the surrounding area.

 
With thanks to Leigh-on-Sea Cricket Club, Westcliff-on-Sea Cricket Club, Chalkwell Park Rooms and Metal.
Photography: Anna Lukala