Posts tagged ‘art’

October 10, 2012

Spectacular STITCH photos

Despite awful weather on the Friday evening, Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team managed to pull off another spectacular laser installation, this time STITCH – a 3 mile installation of 8 laser beams connecting the historic boot and shoe making villages of Wollaston and Earls Barton in Northamptonshire.

STITCH is part of the countywide GLOBAL FOOTPRINT project which celebrates Northamptonshire’s unique boot and shoe industry and heritage.

As always we are incredibly grateful to the photographers who submit their photos to the FLOW website – more to follow!!!

The spectacular images above and below were taken by local Northampton photographer Andrew Randall – cheers Andy!

September 7, 2012


Testing began last Tuesday evening from the top of Barker Shoes in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, on the latest laser art installation STITCH by the FLOW team, this time as part of the GLOBAL FOOTPRINT project, a celebration of the county’s boot and shoe industry.

STITCH aims to connect the shared heritage of the boot and shoe making villages of Earls Barton and Wollaston (the home of Dr Martens) across the Nene Valley.  More information about the installation can be found here and via the GLOBAL FOOTPRINT wordpress site.

Thanks to artist Jo Fairfax, Laser Hire London (Dal & Darren), David Rawlins at Barker Shoes, Steve RSVR, Ian Brock, Andrew Hilton and Keith Park for the photos – more to appear shortly.

STITCH should hopefully be going live over the 5-7th October 2012.

June 26, 2012

VOTE FLOW @ the National Lottery Awards

Exciting news!

FLOW has been shortlisted in the 2012 National Lottery Awards, the annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and is the first time an art project from Northamptonshire and the East Midlands has made the semi-final stage! 

If the project is successfully voted into the final three, it will be featured on the National Lottery Awards 2012 television show which will be broadcast live on BBC One later this year.

To vote please call 0844 836 9675, and you can also vote here: 

Voting for the semi-finals starts today Tuesday 26 June and ends at midday on Sunday 22 July.

Images from selected art installations by artists Jo Fairfax (180° of Light, HERO, Northampton LIGHTHOUSE), Steve Messam (Seven Spires, 84 Spires), Charles Monkhouse (Sywell Echo; With The Flow) and Darren Banks (Backwater) can be seen below in recent posts and in the archive section (see right hand column).

Please vote for FLOW in the National Lottery Awards 2012, it’s an opportunity to showcase Northamptonshire and the East Midlands on national TV and show the rest of the country was this wonderful county and region has to offer!

All the best,


June 26, 2012

Seven Spires, 180° of Light and Sywell Echo images

Images: Steve Messam, Seven Spires, Oxford Canal outside Braunston;  Ian Brock 180° of Light, Desborough water tower; Andrew Randall, Sywell Echo, Sywell Country Park, Wellingborough.

June 26, 2012

HERO,Backwater & LIGHTHOUSE images

Images: HERO (@ Boughton Houose) – Keith Park; Backwater (@Fishmarket) – Andrew Hilton;  Northampton LIGHTHOUSE (@ National Lift Tower) – Jamie Cooper


May 20, 2012


The FLOW project is taking some time out over the spring / summer months but hopes to return with some new commissions later in the autumn.  Many thanks to artists  Steve Messam, Charles Monkhouse and  in particular Jo Fairfax for taking part and making the project such a great success - it has been an absolute pleasure working with you guys, I’ve loved every minute of it. 

Big thank you also to Fishmarket/NAC, in particular Christine Midgeley, Catherine Hemelryck and Sally-Ann Blaise for all their help and support, Dal Badial / Laser Hire London, and thank you of course to the volunteers (Ryan & Derrick, top class). 

Finally, my personal thanks must go to the growing army of FLOW photographers that have taken some amazing photos of the projects for the FLOW website.  Special thanks must therefore go to Maks Swiderek, Stu Phipps, William Moore-Thompson, Keith Park, Andrew Randall, Ian Brock, SteveRSVR and Andrew Hilton.

May 20, 2012

LIGHTHOUSE photos by Maks Swiderek

More great photos by Maks Swiderek of the rcent Northampton Lift Tower installation LIGHTHOUSE.

May 9, 2012

DAWARWICK Express Lift Tower, Northampton

Great photo, beautiful sky.

May 6, 2012

Laser Tower Northampton LIGHTHOUSE

May 1, 2012

Northampton LIGHTHOUSE – marking 2012 hours to go before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games

The latest FLOW commission – Northampton LIGHTHOUSE – takes place this coming Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May from 9pm – 11.30pm marking 2012 hours to go before the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Come and see the National Lift Tower in Northampton transformed through high powered LED light and laser beams.

Listen to Jo Fairfax talking about the installation here on BBC Radio Northampton at 2:52:30

Northampton LIGHTHOUSE is supported by Arts Council England, Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Legacy Trust UK, Laser Hire London and Stage Right Productions.

A further new laser art installation Light Calling by Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team takes place on Monday 7th May Bank Holiday at Borough Hill in Daventry.  See earlier post below for more details.

Many thanks to Mark Kidsley for his excellent photo (above).  Please submit comments to this website and photos to the Flickr Group Pool FLOW Northamptonshire.

All the best,



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