Nicola Haines Ramsay & Corinna Haines

Dreams for the Future

2013
Steel poles, polyknit fabric
H 3000 x W 8000 x D 3500mm

commissions available

 

Three huge screens printed with images of the Isle of Wight in England are arranged to surround the viewer in Dreams for the Future, transporting one far away. A portal to the other side of the world is activated.
 
Artists Nicola Haines Ramsay and Corinna Haines say their work is
 
“A commentary on leaving one’s place of origin to start a new life in another land, on the desire for a prosperous life in a place where one’s dreams can be realised. The installation is an invitation to stand among projected images of a homeland, acknowledging the aspirations, fears and cultural beliefs that contribute to form future landscapes.”
 
Majestic Carisbrooke Castle is featured and the nearby town of Newport, revealing similarities between the Isle of Wight and Brick Bay. Newport is serviced by a port while the surrounding landscape leading up to the Castle is farmland. Comparably, Brick Bay Farm is also located by the sea and renowned for Brick Bay House, a remarkable piece of architecture by Noel Lane accentuated by a giant brick tower.
 
The artists will create a partner work in Isle of Wight using screens printed with images of Brick Bay.
 
Each summer season Brick Bay Sculpture Trail installs an Artist Project, a temporary installation to enrich the exhibition, offering artists the opportunity to create work more ephemeral in nature, and visitors something a little out of the ordinary. The Artist Project serves to broaden an understanding of sculpture in addition to the diverse abundance of work by leading New Zealand artists available for sale at Brick Bay.

 

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