Kelvin Hall: Artwork Installation

kelvin hall school acrylic wall art

To celebrate the state-of-the-art facility, ten students were given opportunity to create an artwork installation for the main walkway. The Year eleven group were working towards a GSCE and BTEC in Photography. They were asked to develop the artwork and display concept for the feature.

The project brief was to capture the ‘Iconic Architecture & Architectural Surfaces Of Hull, In The Lead Up To The City Of Culture’. Permissions were gained to visit and photograph many key locations, including Hull University, Humberside Police Divisional HQ, Humber Quays. In addition to the Albemarle Music Centre, Hull Truck Theatre, St Stephens, and KC Stadium.

close up kelvin hall school acrylic artwork installation

All involved in the project were keen not to simply mount photographic panels to the wall. Also, they opted for a high impact system, where the photographs were integrated into the fabric of the installation. Working closely with our company, miniature cardboard prototype models were created, which inspired the vibrant permanent feature.

The panels replicated a traditional unwound roll of film. The twenty metre long, drape formed acrylic panels had the images applied using a printed vinyl. Then, they were covered with an anti-reflective film, allowing the students work to be shown.

kelvin hall artwork installation close up of quote

Finally, to complete the installation, a quote from group member Kate Walker was added ‘Creativity is what makes life fascinating’. It was placed along with the innovative curved photographic acrylic panels. The waves and obscurities seen in the artwork complemented the school’s contemporary architecture.