Heysham Head and Birkrigg Common.
Public exhibition at Birkrigg near Ulverston from 15th September 2018
Medium : Mixed media, stainless steel
British sculptor and environmental artist Rob Mulholland was commissioned by Morecombe Bay Partnership as part of their ‘ Headlands to Headspace’ project to develop an outdoor site specific art installation to reflect the heritage of Morecombe Bay. Rob developed a series of mirrored dwellings to be temporarily installed at Heysham Head near Morecombe and Birkrigg Common near Ulverston in Cumbira.
Inspired by early Anglo-Saxon designs, the dwellings aim to encourage viewers to consider the influence of people of the past on Morecambe Bay. Six mirrored figures interspersed with the dwellings represent the communities that once settled on this land, reminding the viewer of the people who worked the land and the sea in centuries gone by. By using mirrored surfaces Mulholland brings literal reflection into being, making the viewer and a distorted landscape and sky integral parts of the work. By catching glimpses of themselves, viewers see an image not only in the present, but a hint of those who may have walked in the same landscape, a vestige of the past
New Major Commission for 2018
Rob has been selected to create a new entrance sculpture for Cypress Waters, a 1,000 acre recreation development in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, just five minutes from DFW International Airport.
Several designs were submitted on Rob's behalf by New York Gallery Blank Space for consideration, including an upscaled version of Skytower which was the selection panels preferred option. This new version will be made in stainless steel and stand at 11 metres high [35ft] This will be the second public artwork undertaken by Rob in America and he is looking forward to creating this sculpture over the coming year.
International Artist Residency
February - March 2018
Rob is delighted to have been selected to participate in this six week artist's residency in Sri Lanka. Please refer to the blog for updates.
Organised by : SURA MEDURA / UZArts
Interactive multi media art installation located in The Woods, Glastonbury.
Commissioned by the festival for 2017.
Open 21st to 25th June