Ings Library Youth Space – Sarah Daniels

Ings Library Youth Space – Sarah Daniels

The Ings Socially Engaged Art Residency enabled over 150 young people the opportunity to take part in creating a permanent art and interior scheme for the Ings Library Youth Space. This included wall based artwork of applied high tack vinyl and individually printed raised acrylic hexagons, bench seating and a fixed lightbox feature. Working collaboratively with the art department at Malet Lambert School, the artist and students created a colourful and inspiring space that is not only attractive to all age groups but also had an immediate identity with the local community. 

The project has very much been about engaging young people in the processes and outcome of the proposed art installation for Ings Library, thereby leaving a legacy for all who contributed and a vibrant space for creativity to continue and thrive.  

Light creates colour and everything around us is the colour palette. 

For this project, Ino-Plaz supplied the 55 reverse printed acrylic hexagons and corresponding foam board. These hexagons were uv printed, vinyl backed and mounted to the foam board in house.

The foam boards were staggered in thicknesses, giving them a 3D element against the wall vinyls.

Ino-Plaz also supplied the opal light box, printed with colour swatches from the photographs. This light box illuminates from the back, shining through the colours.

From the School:

Malet Lambert art department was delighted to be involved in the Ings Library community project.

The pupils were keen to work with Sarah Daniels and were truly inspired to work alongside the freelance artist and photographer. The pupils were able to engage with the medium of Photography and were excited to know their work will have a positive impact on Ings Library and the wider community.

The project changed many pupils’ perception on the role of the artist. They began to realise what career opportunities in the creative industry looked like. All enjoyed the collaboration, creativity, and process of composing shots, enhanced by working with a professional artist.

The brief allowed pupils to explore their imagination to create close-up and macro photographs of objects and materials from their surrounding area and community. The use of colour became a common theme, contributing to the final collaborative outcome. 

Individual pieces were organised into a colour spectrum to symbolise the equality and inclusion of all. This is reinforced and continued in the honeycomb motif and hexagons, symbolising participation, and teamwork.

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