Festival, 2006

David Batchelor (UK)


Festival, 2006 was on loan from the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Alongside Pimp Pallets, the work was originally commissioned by the Hayward Gallery as the inaugural Christmas Lights Project at the Southbank Centre in 2006.

A sculpture made from industrial debris to breathe new life into the material remainders of modern life.

David Batchelor’s work includes three-dimensional structures, photographs and drawings, and mostly relate to his long-term interest in colour and the urban environment. He was born in Dundee in 1955 and lives and works in London. His portfolio includes a number of major public artworks including a commission for the British Council headquarters in Hong Kong, a site-specific work for the McManus Galleries in Dundee, a 10-metre high light installation at the Archway Tube Station in London, and a major commission for St. Pancras International Station entitled Chromolocomotion.  

Batchelor has written and edited a number of books including The Luminous and the Grey (2014), Found Monochromes (2010) and Colour (2008) and Chromophobia (2000).


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