Milkbottle Screen forms part of a series of specially commissioned light sculptures. The installation uses existing materials to create beautiful light sculptures and highlights creative ways to up cycle even the most commonplace object; the milk bottle.
MilkBottle Screen is a 4 x 2.5m screen of 600 one pint hanging milk bottles which will be situated on the bandstand in Castle Park. Each bottle has addressable LEDs embedded into it to interact with visitors.
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.
• There are steps in some areas of Castle park, the ground is grass with some hard pathways.
• The park entrance on Newgate (opposite supercuts) has no steps to the bandstand.
• 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.
• It takes about 6 minutes to get to this installation from Pink Enchantment (installation 3) and milkbottle cages (installation 1)
• There is no loud music
• There might be crowds
• The work is family friendly