Coal Forest Exhibition, Woodhorn Gallery

Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings and is accompanied by a six month events programme. The Coal Forest Art Trail features work by artists including Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells and Bethan Maddocks. ArtAV Installed two of the key pieces at this exhibition, Song for …

The Great Exhibition of the North Closing Ceremony – The Great North Star – September 2018

To Kick off  the final weekend of Great Exhibition of the North there was a performance called ‘Great North Star’ to celebrate and honour the women of the North of England, taking inspiration from the centenary year of the first women in Britain getting the right to vote. This impressive finale features projection, sound, lighting, pyrotechnics, dance, performance and music. …

Blue Planet in Concert – Bluedot festival – BBC Earth and The Hallé Orchestra – July 2018

The award-winning Blue Dot Festival opened its doors for the first time with The Blue Planet in Concert, performed by the Hallé Orchestra to kick off a brand new family four-day format. Conducted by Ben Foster, the show combines live music against a backdrop of remarkable footage from the original Blue Planet 2001 television series, produced by the acclaimed BBC …

Suspended Island – Jane & Louise Wilson – GEON – June 2018

For the Great Exhibition of the North, Jane and Louise Wilson expand upon the idea of a ‘Suspended Island’, one which hints at the current political flux and the perception of the North East: closer to Scotland but still remaining part of England. This video installation is their first outdoor public commission. In the context of Brexit, the image of …

Semiconductor – Halo – June 2018 – Arts Basel, Switzerland

HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the material world through the lens of science and technology. Back in 2015, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt undertook a 2-month residency at CERN in Switzerland. While filming the colossal site and interviewing researchers and physicists, they spent some of their time seeing if …

(C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey

Lessons in love and violence – Royal Opera House – April 2018

(C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey – Above We were contacted by the Royal Opera House to produce two realistic marine aquariums, that could be toured, for the set of their newly commissioned opera Lessons in Love and Violence; a story of riches to rags about a king who allows his personal relationships to come between him and the court. …

Wattfitness – Sound System Installation – March 2018

Watt fitness are a high end boutique training studio, based in the north east of england. We have previously installed a sound system at their Thornaby site so we were delighted when they approached us to do an installation at their brand new flag ship site in Darlington. We were given a design brief to incorporate some speakers from their …

Frozen Planet in Concert – BBC Earth – Snape Maltings – February 2018

This is the ultimate portrait of the polar regions – the planet’s last great wilderness – captured in high definition film and featuring live orchestral music alongside big-screen footage from the BBC planet earth television series, BBC Earth presents, Frozen Planet in Concert. Conducted and narrated by the composer George Fenton, the richly…
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Puma Future 18.1 – Urban Nerd Collective – January 2018

In January, Puma held a product launch of their new Puma Future 18.1 football boot. The event was held at the Ambika P3, a contemporary art and architecture venue that has an industrial feel. The space was transformed with lighting, projection, a miniature football pitch and LED screen scoreboards to create…
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