Local SW1 residents, office workers, tourists and commuters have shaped a new public art installation.
‘Places for Nova’ is the first major installation by British artist Saad Qureshi. Inspired by themes of landscape and memory, Qureshi used the real-life experiences of people who work, live and travel through Victoria to inform his project. The British artist invited members of the public to ‘donate’ a memory of a significant place that they no longer have access to, bringing them together into a series of 6 ‘universal mindscapes’ to go on display across Nova’s public realm.
The project was commissioned by Land Securities in collaboration with Patrick Morey-Burrows of ArtSource, a specialist art consultancy. Land Securities has worked with ArtSource on a number of ground-breaking public artworks in the Victoria area, such as the Big Painting sculpture by Patrick Heron, plus a number of private commissions in commercial receptions including Stuart Haygarth’s spectacular Optical chandelier and an original tapestry by Grayson Perry at 62 Buckingham Gate.
‘Places for Nova’ is set to continue this tradition of providing Victoria residents, office workers and visitors alike with thought-provoking, inspiring and innovative contemporary art.
The installation will be open to the public from Monday 27 March