MilkBottle Cages

Location
Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus
Latitude and Longitude
51.4573, -2.58787
Time
Thursday to Saturday, 5pm - 11pm Sunday, 5pm - 10pm
Summary

MilkBottle by Jack Wimperis is a specially commissioned series of light sculptures. The sculptures have been created to raise awareness about single-use plastics and are kindly supported by Cabot Circus. 

MilkBottle Cages will see a sculpture of thousands of recycled milk bottles in Quakers Friars. Each bottle has addressable LEDs embedded into it to interact with visitors. 

Artwork presented as part of the Bristol Light Festival by Cabot Circus.

Artist

Jack Wimperis started his career 40 years ago as a traditional stained glass artist and has subsequently developed many novel techniques for relief sandblasting of glass. He incorporated illumination into his pieces about 25 years ago and has subsequently built up a flourishing production studio producing sculptures, installations and architectural lighting design. He sends work all over the world and notable recent commissions include Damien Hirst, Dubai airport and Jamie Olivers’ Montys. Jack is based in the South West and tours his work internationally. 

jackwimperis.com 

Access

• There is a hardstanding access and viewing position, the surface of the ground is concrete tiles.
• There are bollards at intervals around the near vicinity. The minimum width between the bollards is 125cm
• The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor and level 1 of Cabot Circus. (open until 8pm)
• Cabot Circus car park provides disabled parking spaces with easy access to the installation, there is not a clearly marked drop off point close to the installation.
• There is no loud music
• There might be crowds
• The work is family friendly