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2002 - 2007  Further information on artworks 

2006    Cat Amongst The Pigeons
Photographic light box installation, The Beaney Institute, Canterbury.


2006    Gatefold
Large-scale projection event, Westgate Tower, Canterbury. Part of the SPARKS project for Canterbury City Council - three contemporary light commissions including works by Claire Oboussier & Vong Phaophanit, and Claire Morgan. Curated by InsiteArts


2005    As The Crow Flies
Permanent commission, Gloucester Royal Hospital.


2004    In The Great Scheme Of Things
Six circular light boxes and photo-micrographs, Southampton City Centre. 


2004    Double Gazing
Permanent commission for the Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Bristol University.







Cat Amongst The Pigeons  [view slide show]
Duratran light boxes within museum display cabinets, Beaney Institute, Canterbury, 2006
Commissioned and funded by Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council

Cat Amongst The Pigeons was commissioned as part of a programme of temporary works shown prior to the building's refurbishment.  Four display cases containing a series of small paintings of local rural scenes were photographed in situ from every side using a 10 x 8 plate camera.  The resulting images were installed within these display cases to cover the interior glass surface of each case.  The images focused not only on the displays' exhibits, but on the views and reflections of the Beaney that can be seen through the glass.

From certain angles the images corresponded with the space around them, appearing to the viewer that no change had taken place within the museum.  However a shift from these viewpoints and the images of these views became separated from the actual gallery to reveal these changes.






Gatefold  [view slide show]
Large scale architectural projection event for Westgate Tower, Canterbury, 2005
Commissioned by Canterbury City Council for Sparks - a programme of contemporary light commissions for Canterbury and East Kent.

A publication commissioned by Canterbury City Council, Make it Real project is available featuring:
Gatefold by Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer;
Bay Windows by Claire Oboussier and Vong Phaophanit;
A New Moon by Claire Morgan.

Edited and published in 2006 by InSite Arts Ltd.
ISBN: 0-9547300-3-8

Further information:
BBC News Kent

Insite Arts






As The Crow Flies  [view slide show]
24 metre long x 2.7 metre high panoramic image taken over 24 hour period
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, 2005 

As The Crow Flies was commissioned by Gloucestershire Health Trust as part of 
Leading the Way - a programme of integrated artworks for the new Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.  This 24 metre long x 2.7 metre high panoramic image was created for the A & E Link Corridor, connecting the old part the hospital with the new.  Twenty four images were taken with a 10 x 8 plate camera from the roof of the hospital tower, which together form a 360 degree view of Gloucester and the surrounding landscape.  The whole image was taken over a 24 hour period, with each panel depicting one hour of the day. 

The panoramic image also has another aspect to it.  Hidden within the landscape are ten objects which relate to the place, inspired by the stories told by staff and local visitors who use the hospital.  These are scattered around the photographic landscape seamlessly merging with the image.  The objects were placed back into the location in which they are shown within the panorama, and could be possibly found if a person went to the actual place.

As The Crow Flies was intended as a snapshot of one particular day and a celebration of the old and new coming together.  The placement of the objects within the landscape echoes this idea but also acknowledges their ongoing existence in the present moment - the objects may still be there or may have been found, blown away or disintegrated.





In The Great Scheme Of Things  [view slide show]Duratran micro-photographs, stainless steel light boxes Above Bar, Southampton, 2004
Commissioned by Southampton City Council, in association with Hammerson UK Properties Plc.  

In The Great Scheme Of Things was a series of six circular light boxes installed in the centre of Southampton, following a route along Above Bar Street from Watts Park to Bargate.  Each light box revealed a magnified image of the world beneath our feet. At over 400 times life size, tiny pieces of debris became intricate objects, dirt and dust appeared polished and fragments of glass jewel like. 

Many of the fragments had a poetic connection with the heritage of the site such as the micro-photograph of a marsh marigold sited near the source of an ancient spring, and the subtle cast of a bell shape in a piece of discarded chewing gum that could be found near the site of an old bell casting foundry. Other fragments reflected the present day such as the tiny seed heads blown from the park marking the passing of the seasons, or the faint trace of lipstick on a cigarette butt.










Double Gazing  [view slide show]
Duratran lightboxes and video projections
Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Bristol University, Bristol, 2004

Commissioned by Bristol University and funded by Bristol University,
The Arts Council and The Wellcome Trust

The title Double Gazing refers to the two perspectives that the installation creates - the view that the public see when looking inside the building and the view that the scientists see when looking out.  The Dorothy Hodgkin Building was built as a new research centre for Neuroendocrinology and Double Gazing was developed and integrated with the building at an early stage.  One of the aims of the commission was to help generate curiosity about the building and explore some of the fundamental ideas in bioscience. 

The artwork occupies five large arched windows in the Rest Room, which face onto the busy Marlborough Street.   Each window is spanned by double sided light boxes that open and close like shutters.  The side facing towards the Rest Room has a very detailed photographic image of the view outside.  The surface facing onto Malborough Street has a computer generated view of the interior architecture that has been rendered transparent so that the full depth of the building becomes much more apparent.  Three of the central light boxes have a screen incorporated within the image which each show a linked video sequence that represents some of the key concepts behind the research undertaken inside relating to the human genome.

The work was developed in consultation with some of the scientists working at the building.
The commission was made possible by a £50,000 Principal Institutional Science and Art Grant from the Wellcome Trust and a £30,000 grant from Arts Council England.  Double Gazing is linked to Bristol's award-winning Legible City Initiative.

For further information on the project click here