This summer we helped the Djanogly Arts Gallery make a splash by helping them celebrate 25 years of Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
Creating a fully immersive installation within the Djanogly Gallery we re-imagined the old Highfields Park Lido, Nottingham largest outdoor swimming pool which was previously on the exact same site. The commission took visitors through a unique and interactive dip through the decades, from the opening of the Lido in 1924, to its final season in 1980, and on to the opening of the Djanogly Gallery in 1992.
Eight projectors, two media servers, and two Kinect Cameras were required to fully cover the 130m2 gallery space with the artwork that included 13 true to life scale synchronized swimmers both in and out of the water.
An example of the wall artwork, prepared to map onto the four walls of the gallery
The promotional image based on Hockney's ' A Bigger Splash'
The 'Pool' artwork also had live interactive elements mirroring the main wall artwork. interactive design by Noel Murphy of VDU.io
Design of the entrance of the gallery based on the original architecture of the Highfields Lido as seen in the image below