Look out for the playful work of Chester’s Ryan Gander who celebrates the lively spirit of Northern innovation through ten black concrete sculptures arranged in a circle on Baltic Square.
Ryan Gander (b. Chester, 1976) is a conceptual artist whose practice is characterised by storytelling and allusion.
This commission comprises ten black concrete sculptures, each depicting an object originally designed to emit light with a historical link to the North of England.
Each object demonstrates the North’s desire to shine a light on the world through world-changing inventions such as Joseph Swan’s incandescent light bulb and George Stephenson’s Geordie safety lamp.
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