tom hackett sculpture
early works 1
A series of urban interventions with hand knitted purple fabric nets, initiated as part of 'escape stories' an artists project by S.C.A.T. Network was installed in Dublin, Cambridge and Sheffield. The project was funded by Yorkshire Arts. The project interrogated the architectural power of urban buildings in relationship to a wider sense of societal control.
ESCAPE STORIES was set up by and involved: Percy Peacock; Tom Hackett,;Penny Mcarthy and Alan Maclean. A splinter project was hosted at the Mappin Art Gallery by Michael Tooby.
on the beach 1993
Hand made netting and scaffolding installed on a field of shingle at Wrexham Arts Centre. Tilted glass house forms containing coloured liquid are situated amongst the nets. The work explores human domestic vulnerability against the wider elements.
Commissioned by Martin Barlow.