Richard William Wheater Them & Us

Richard William Wheater, Them & Us. Photo by David Lindsay Image 1 of 1
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29.05.10 - 05.09.10
Richard William Wheater is a Yorkshire based artist who creates performance and installations that explore our relationship with the natural environment.

The Upper Space in the Visitor Centre at YSP features Wheater’s 2008 project Them & Us, which took place across six UK locations, including Ferrybridge Power Station, Leicester Botanical Gardens and YSP.

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 Using a mobile furnace, Wheater produced a number of glass birds, selecting species that had a particular connection with each place and which, once complete, were thrown into the air and allowed to fall and smash.
 
The action was captured in beautiful photographs by David Lindsay. The exhibition features huge backlit images and artefacts from the project.
 
A fully illustrated book, funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire, and published and supported by YSP, is available to purchase from the YSP shop priced £12.

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