Designed by Wilson McWilliam Studio
The final installation in the Remix series distills the constituent parts embodied within the original design of Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliams Cloudy Bay Chelsea Flower Show garden, and explores their evolution and change as the garden went through its various interpretations. The central elements held aloft are poised above bowls, giving a glimpse into their past and their potential for the future. Although this is the last variation in the sequence the elements themselves will live on in some future form.
This installation was created at the RHS Shades of Autumn Show at the Lindley Hall in London. The project showcased the afterlife potential of RHS show gardens through a process of creative recycling, as well as promoted the RHS Horticulture Matters careers campaign, which aims to encourage more young people into the industry.
The Lindley Hall
22nd October - 23rd October 2013
Designed by Daniel Lobb
The thinking behind the installation challenges the established notion that a garden is intrinsically linked to its place in the world, grounded and suited to a specific location, by offering an alternative nomadic and transitory approach to garden making. Wilson McWilliam Studio's show garden referenced the unique conditions present in a distant landscape in New Zealand, translating them into an English context. Now another layer has been added, in which the current temporary garden reconfigures its temporary precursor.
The design uses a shipping container to enclose the garden, referencing global trade and the movement of materials from one place to another, and suggesting that a normally rooted garden is now something quite portable, and ready for transit. The contained view holds the viewer’s gaze, blinkered to the hustle and bustle surrounding the garden.
Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
2nd October - 22nd October 2013
Designed by Matthew Childs
The third garden in the Remix Series was designed by Matthew Childs, and 'remixes' the hard landscape materials and plants from Wilson McWilliam Studio's Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden which won a Silver-Gilt medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden in May 2013.
Matthew Childs’ design concept is concerned with the preciousness and scarcity of natural resources, and in particular the idea that 'Water is Life'. In the form of a mash-up, the installation combines both the ideas behind, and the physical elements from the Wilson McWilliam Studio show garden and the Ecover Garden from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The latter designed by Matthew Childs, won a Gold medal and the 'Best in Show' award in July 2013. The design suggests that a wide crack has opened up in the paving, and exploding from it are giant galvanised culverts commonly used in construction to divert water courses. They protrude at gentle angles, and from the top a bounty of plants and materials from the two gardens erupt giving dynamism and life to the urban area.
Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
11th September - 29th September 2013
Designed by Anoushka Feiler
The second show garden installation in Cityscapes Remix Garden project appeared in the courtyard of Oxo Tower Wharf, the iconic London venue internationally renowned for contemporary design. The garden, designed by Anoushka Feiler, 'remixes' the hard landscape materials and plants from Wilson McWilliam Studio's Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden which won a Silver-Gilt medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden in May 2013.
The concept behind the original RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden by Wilson McWilliam Studio was the theme 'always precious, sometimes scarce'. This provided the starting point for the concept behind the design. Translating (or remixing) this sentiment into another context, Anoushka Feiler drew a juxtaposition with the idea of 'Freedom', something that is also always precious and sometimes scarce. The installation presents an explosive scene of the plants breaking free from the hard materials, showing how grey urban spaces can be transformed into vibrant green spaces bursting with life, perhaps even inspiring people to 'free the green'.
Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
22nd August 2013 - 8th September 2013
Designed by Jon Sims
This was the first in the Remix Series, which took the hard landscaping elements and plants from Wilson McWilliam Studio's Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013, and 'remixed' them into a new design. The project aimed to highlight the variety of ways that a pre-determined set of elements could be reinterpreted and recombined into a variety of different and distinctive forms, and four unique garden installations were created by four new designers.
The project also showcased the afterlife potential of RHS show gardens through a process of creative recycling, as well as promoted the RHS Horticulture Matters careers campaign, which aims to encourage more young people into the industry.
The idea behind John's installation was inspired after visiting the site where the ingredients of the original show garden were being kept after Chelsea Flower Show. The idea developed around the theme of storage, whereby the garden had been packed up and transported, from its original location to its new site at Oxo Tower Wharf. Upon delivery the packing crate appears to have broken open, with its contents spilling out revealing a new remixed arrangement.
Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
1st August - 18th August 2013
Designed by Andy Sturgeon
An artistic interpretation of the city, contrasting clean white geometry with lush green planting, creating a neat interplay between the world inside the capsule and the views of the city beyond. Tall white pillars suggest an echo of the capital's architecture, whilst the soft foliage and semi-transparent umbelifers provide an natural counterpoint to the cultural landscape.
The EDF Energy London Eye has become an iconic landmark, offering over 3.5 million people a year views up to 40 kilometres in all directions from it’s capsules.
EDF Energy London Eye
Westminster Bridge Road
16th May 2012
Designed by Alison Condie and Tony Heywood
A truly unique underground landscape created in collaboration with legendary theatre venue The Old Vic Tunnels it featured various zones including a reconfigured Chelsea Flower Show garden, a glowing greenhouse, fungus covered jewel-encrusted sculptures, as well as light, sound and scent installations. It combined the aesthetics of beauty and glamour with mould and decay.
The Old Vic Tunnels, beneath Waterloo Station, showcases innovative productions and performances and installations in this unique underground venue.
Entrance off Leake st.
Station Approach Road
21st June 2012 - 13th October 2012
Designed by Sarah Eberle
A new permanent community space created in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation for the opening of the London Festival of Architecture 2012. Australian architect Andrew Burns and British landscape architect Sarah Eberle design is based on a clearly defined geometric 'harlequin' asphalted ground surface, with potted plants defining the body and character of the garden. The structural planting is enhanced by contributions from the community.
The Architecture Foundation promotes contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture, cultivating new talent and new ideas facilitating international and interdisciplinary exchange. The Gibbons Rent project is in partnership with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council, supported by The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust, NSW Architects Registration Board and Farebrother Chartered Surveyors.
Gibbons Rent (off Magdalen Street)
Andrew and Gavin combine their talents through the Wilson McWilliam Studio. Both trained as landscape architects but share a passion for garden design and experimentation with materials and plant associations. They are strong advocates for cross fertilisation between both disciplines. Andrew is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers. He is a lecturer, a respected author and regularly judges for the RHS specialising in show gardens. Gavin originally studied Fine Art combining a conceptual and artistic ethos to his work as a Chartered Member of The Landscape Institute.
Daniel Lobb originally studied Fine Art Sculpture, a catalyst for numerous installations and commissions, and in 2006 received an MA in Landscape Design from the respected Inchbald School of Design. Since this time he has focused his creative energy on designing inspirational gardens and public spaces.
Daniel is a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers. He has exhibited at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and received a Gold Medal and the ‘Best Conceptual Garden’ award for his innovative ‘Landscape Obscured’ garden in 2011.
Anoushka started her career in marketing and was named as one of Marketing's Power 100 in 2008. Later that year she her design company, Bestique, and trained at KLC. Upon graduating with a Professional Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape Design, she won the Great Dixter Award for Planting Design, and more recently, her show garden 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was awarded 'Best in Show', a Gold Medal, and won the People's Choice award for 'Best Garden' at Hampton Court Flower Show 2012.
Jon graduated from the London College of Garden Design in 2012 after many years working in interior architecture. That same year he won the Society of Garden Designers Student Award, and is shortlisted for the SGD 2013 Awards.
Andy Sturgeon runs an international practice from Brighton and has won 5 Gold medals and 'Best in Show' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010, as well as the Gardening World Cup 2009. He is the author of several garden books, columnist for the Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sunday Times, and contributor to the Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as a TV presenter for BBC.
Tony Heywood and Alison Condie are celebrated for their horticultural installations which cross-fertilise the areas of gardens and fine art, exploring new ways of engaging with and re-presenting nature and landscape. They have worked together since 2000 and are represented by the VIGO Gallery 22, London. Their sculptural works have included floating sculptures on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, installations at Berkeley Sq, Tate Britain and Lord's cricket ground. Their inspiring installation 'Space Ritual' won 'Best in Show' at RHS Tatton Park 2010.
Sarah Eberle is the holder of nine RHS Gold medals and Best in Show award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007. She has exhibited show gardens in New Zealand, Japan and created a garden installation in Trafalgar Square. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Greenwich, and is a member of the Landscape Institute, Society of Garden Designers and the Institute of Horticulture.
Cityscapes is a garden festival taking place in London. Organised in partnership with the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter, it aims to bring a creative new approach to the way urban parks and gardens are designed, through the creation of temporary and permanent gardens.
Cityscapes was founded by Darryl Moore and Adolfo Harrison of Moore Harrison Land Design.
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