HALDANE COLIN DAVIES
An enormous artwork taking over the side of the TWI Technology Centre. With a form inspired by the dazzle camouflage paint installation of HMS Vetch, a Flower-class corvette built by the Smiths Dock Company in Middlesbrough during the 2nd World War, the artwork will feature two giant canaries, a bird often used in mining to signify the presence of toxic gases. HALDANE gives a visual nod to Teesside’s shipbuilding heritage as well as connecting us to our mining past.
This exciting artwork will remain as a permanent feature on the side of TWI Technology Centre, so don’t worry if you don’t get to visit it during the festival!
How to Visit
HALDANE will be visible from a distance – look out for it if you’re on the train between Middlesbrough and Stockton.
If you’d like a closer look, head to TWI Technology Centre. The site is not accessible to public, however the work can be seen from outside of the gates. HALDANE will also be lit out of hours, so feel free to visit and take a look from outside of the gates.
ABOUT COLIN DAVIES
Colin’s artistic focus is on large scale, high-quality, accessible public art interventions installed in community-focussed environments. Using bold, bright geometric forms to communicate across great distance, the work is designed to be impactful.
Colin’s work aims to challenge the perceptions of the places people interact with on a daily basis, bringing the backdrop of everyday life to the forefront to create moments of joy for the audience and positive long-term legacies for the areas the work is installed in.
Opening Hours: The site will be open between 8:30am and 5:30pm every day during the festival. HALDANE will also be lit out of hours, so feel free to visit and take a look from outside of the gates.