Artist Christopher Tipping has delivered creative projects in urban public spaces for over 30 years.
This exhibition brings together a range of his work, both conceptual and completed that respond to place - and notably a range of recent and current commissions undertaken across Medway’s flagship waterfront developments.
“We all store impressions of places we have visited and know intuitively how somewhere makes us feel. I have been creatively looking at places since I was child, surveying spaces and gently unpicking them. The trigger for a project is often a detail, something out of the usual, inspiring a new narrative.
I see social & industrial history trodden into pavements, threshold slabs & worn door handles. I notice texture, colour & context, the expressive language of a building, the characteristic craft & hand of an individual maker.
Curiosity, interpretation & telling stories are the sharpened tools of my trade. I seek out what might be considered hidden and forgotten, making connections between things past and present and forging new spaces and ways of making. Christopher Tipping, 2022
Exhibition curated by Francis Knight
Photo credit: ‘Rochester Riverside’ Photo by Robert Greshoff