New commission Installation


Liz West (UK)

Location: Underneath Milburngate Bridge

Luminous light pours into a dark tunnel through corrugated coloured panels, creating mesmerising and kaleidoscopic visuals

This work invites audiences to investigate their surroundings, basking in coloured light. 

The title Drop Scene is taken from the theatrical meaning of the word, playing on the idea of a curtain and an unexpected vibrant “change of scenery” dividing the riverside from the underpass. 

More of Liz West’s work can be seen at Ushaw House and Gardens as part of the Lumiere: Marks in the Landscape programme



North Road/Milburngate: Access is from a steep downward slope which leads to The Riverwalk car parks.  The surface is tarmac with footpaths and dropped crossing points in place.   

 Pennyferry bridge: Allows access between Framwelgate Waterside and Freeman’s Place. Access to the bridge is by either steps or ramp. There are 16 steps at the Framwelgate Waterside with highlighted nosings.  Ramped access has an incline with 2 stopping points (no seats) and handrails. 

Framwellgate Bridge: Stepped access from Coach and Eight pub (4 flights consisting of 9/11/11/18 steps).  Stepped access from Thai River (5 flights consisting of 11/11/5/10/10 steps).  Paving on this route is a mixture of block paving and tarmac. The path is of adequate width with seating at regular intervals. The path is well lit.


About Liz West 

Liz West is a British artist who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. West’s broad body of work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and wall-based artwork.

West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.




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