Eye-catching art at Kings Hill
Works by internationally acclaimed New York sculptor Richard Baronio, whose coveted pieces sell to collectors all over the world, are among the eye-catching artworks being exhibited at Kings Hill in the development’s iconic Control Tower.
They are part of a rolling exhibition programme of works by professional artists selected by a curator and displayed in the Control Tower and several of the office buildings – placing art and culture at the heart of the Kings Hill community.
As well as Richard’s sculptures – which he welds directly from stainless steel with no preliminary drawings and can take years to make – there are bright multi-textured paintings by Greek born Antonios Georgakis, Matisse-inspired landscapes by Denise Harrison, photos of pavement marks copied and mounted on aluminium by Klaudia Dietewick, vibrant abstracts by Ellen Balcomb and river and seascapes by Gemma Blain.
“Placemaking is at the heart of everything we do at Kings Hill and when we restored the Control Tower we created a cultural space to be shared with the community,” said Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust.
“Our curator June Frickleton works hard to provide a varied selection of works to appeal to everyone and we have some very unusual and eye-catching pieces. It’s a great opportunity to view art on the doorstep and as the Control Tower is conveniently placed next to Costa Coffee and close to Waitrose - I hope as many people as possible will be able to enjoy the exhibition.”
The Control Tower exhibition is open to the public between 9am and 5.30pm on Monday to Friday and will run until the end of January 2017, when it will be replaced with a new exhibition.
Details of each artist together with an example of their work is listed on http://www.kings-hill.com/live/kings-hill-art-exhibitions/current-exhibition.