What We Do

Waters Green, Cheshire artworks installed alongside pathway Journeyer, Essex temporary artwork, morse code shaped conversations Journeyer, Essex bench shadow artwork Skelmersdale: A New Town, Lancashire exhibition of photographs Journeyer, Essex landscape intervention, 105m, micro-clover turf My Grantham, Lincolnshire laser and video projection event Waters Green, Cheshire artworks installed on concrete pillars Journeyer, Essex landscape intervention (detail) Waters Green, Cheshire projection event Journeyer, Essex wall shadow, rail ferry terminal My Grantham, Lincolnshire laser and video projection event Journeyer bench shadow (detail), etched granite pavement Living Gallery, Stoke on Trent publication Journeyer, Essex temporary laser installation Skelmersdale: A New Town, Lancashire publication Public Artworks, Sheffield 175m of artworks Waters Green, Cheshire projection event Living Gallery, Stoke on Trent window & door artworks (larger section detail) Journeyer, Essex phone app locates physical & digital artworks Our Corby, Northamptonshire printed cut-outs applied to an empty department store Castlegate Hoarding Artworks public artworks (detail)

Glassball is an interdisciplinary arts practice working with a wide range of people and organisations nationally delivering art commissions and place-making projects. The main emphasis of our work is to collaborate with people and place, engaging in a site responsive practice. This can lead to producing public art works, interventions, and publications, to name a few.

This site aims to reflect on some of the projects we have completed and also currently involved with, a more general wider list of what we’ve done and where, is on the Maps page.
One of our difficulties is to explain to others what we do, why, or where; we are all about working with other people, the marks that are left behind within a place, processes that occur in-between people working together, however short or long, and how we can remember them. Hopefully the Maps page, and selected projects displayed on the homepage provide an overview explaining this.

Some aspects of projects are covered to a certain level depending on the emphasis we have chosen, this doesn’t mean what you see on this site is everything, because there’s a lot of other material we’ve made, please get in touch if you have questions about something we’ve been part of, as we can illuminate more on what we have done.

Over the past few years Glassball have been involved with producing site specific public art works by taking museum and archive collections out into the public realm in Corby and Daventry, creatively interpreting a cluster of Churches Conservation Trust buildings in Lincolnshire using augmented reality, video, audio, Quick Response codes, printed and online publications (recently nominated for ‘Award for best use of arts in culture and regeneration’ at the Regeneration and Renewal Awards 2012), and acoustically exploring the landscape of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire through live on location recording, resulting in a unique underground lyrical performance in the Peak Cavern, with some of the work produced featuring on BBC Radio 3.