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Foster's Mill, Cambridge

Commissioners: Brookgate and Hill Residential

David Ward
'Foster's Mill Firmament'

 

Commissions East appointed artist David Ward and managed the temporary light installation for Foster's Mill, next to Cambridge Railway Station. 'Foster's Mill Firmament' was the first project to be presented as part of the CB1 public art programme for the Ceres Phase of the development.

'Foster's Mill Firmament' referenced the history of the mill and other buildings in Cambridge. Linear drawings were layered with different firmaments of stars over two sides of the mill building relating to the ancient belief that the sky is a celestial sphere enclosed within a dome or vault. The drawings were derived from fan vault ceilings such as those in King's College Chapel in Cambridge.

David Ward worked in partnership with ACT Consultant Services and The Projection Studio to create the temporary light projection.

'Foster's Mill Firmament' was managed and developed by Commissions East.

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