To celebrate the opening of the new academy designed by Wilkinson Eyre architects, Gordon was invited to create a work that captured the spirit of the school and its students. During workshops with school children, Gordon was inspired by one of the student’s accounts of her favourite film, Roman Holiday which directly led to the idea of a ‘wall of wishes’.
All those involved in the school, from pupils and teachers to cooks, cleaners and builders were invited to dream up wishes which were then carved individually onto slabs of marble and installed floor to ceiling in the entrance atrium. Ranging from unashamed wishes for material objects to poignant emotional pleas this work harnesses the dreams and aspirations of the school and its community.
In collaboration with:
Typography – Why Not Associates.
Implementation – Russell Coleman.
Client: Skanska & Bristol City Council.
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