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Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

'Go Green' by Somino Ltd

 Joshua Rose, Ryan Orme (2008)

 

2007 saw the installation of a Combined Heat and Power Unit and related District Heating Scheme at Fleming Park Leisure Centre. The system provides heat and electricity for the leisure centre and also heats the nearby Civic Offices via a heat main. The installation of the system is part of a scheme to promote renewable and sustainable energy technologies throughout Eastleigh Borough.  Eastleigh Borough Council commissioned the artist collective Somino Ltd to produce a piece of wall art to adorn the brick structure that houses the Combined Heat and Power Unit. The brief required them to engage with young people; involving them in the development of the artwork to increase their sense of ownership over the final piece.

CHPU graf workshop

The final design was influenced by work produced by young people at a graffiti workshop. The artists steered the young peoples’ ideas in a direction fitting for both subject matter and location.  The art piece fuses a series of logo like designs, e.g. light bulb, and recycle arrows, with narrative scenes depicting the relationship between man and nature.  Various underlying patterns and shapes tie the designs together.

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“This approach of combining elements of painting, design, and drawing is the key to the way we work; it gives the work vibrancy and appeals to a wide audience” - Ryan Orme 2008

Go Green complete

For more information contact Joanne Calcutt

Tel: 023 8068 8822 or email: joanne.calcutt@eastleigh.gov.uk

Photographs by Tom Sloan

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