New to Lumiere BRILLIANT

End Over End

Lucy McDonnell (UK)

Visiting Lumiere inspired me to create End Over End. Winning BRILLIANT means a lot to me. 

Lucy McDonnell

Location: Milburngate site

A giant, glowing toy slinks down into the city  

Milburngate is transformed into a nocturnal playground by a super-sized version of a classic toy. Each coil of the oversized spring is illuminated in turn, creating the familiar flowing form of a Slinky tumbling into the shadows. Inspired by the artists’ children’s toys, End Over End playfully subverts our sense of scale.

About Lucy McDonnell

Lucy McDonnell is the Managing Director of Full Blown, a bespoke metal design company based at the Biscuit Factory Studios in Newcastle. She co-founded Studio Vertigo with Stephen Newby and has been involved in both small and large-scale sculptural projects over the years. Her first solo project was commissioned by Enchanted Parks and the Bowes Museum in 2017. Lucy is one of the winners of this year’s BRILLIANT commissioning competition, which invites anyone originally from or currently living in the North East to submit a bright idea for a Lumiere light installation.


Artwork description: Static LED sculpture.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.



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