Ron Haselden (UK/France )

Location: Durham Sixth Form Centre

Children are the future – and they’re watching!

Watchtower is part of the artist’s evolving collection, which started in 1980, and encompasses drawings from schoolchildren across the UK and Europe. Children have drawn themselves, family or friends with selected sketches being transformed into luminous portraits using LED-embedded light rope. Around 50 pupils at Laurel Avenue Primary School in Durham took part in workshops with some portraits being selected to be part of this ongoing artwork. 

About Ron Haselden

Ron Haselden is a British artist who creates light sculptures and architectural installations using neon, LEDs, film and video, drawing and painting. His work has travelled across Europe and appeared in a variety of locations including small mountain towns, public parks and even a disused shop in France.

Other installations by Ron Haselden for Lumiere include Echelle (Lumiere Durham 2009), Nine Men Drawing (Lumiere Durham 2009), Fête (Lumiere Durham 2013 and Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013) and Diver (Lumiere London 2016) and Brothers and Sisters (Lumiere London 2016). 

Image credit: Brothers and Sisters, Ron Haselden, Lumiere London 2016. Produced by Artichoke. Supported by the Mayor of London. Photo by Matthew Andrews


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