In conversation with John Bushell, design principal at KPF, artist Stig Evans will discuss his work from the restoration of historic paintings for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, to his own paintings and public art culminating in the collaboration with KPF on One Crown Place. Restoration, painting and public art feed into one another. The facades of One Crown Place refer to Constable’s Sky Studies, with screen printed panels matching and contrasting with the sky as the day passes to create a kinetic experience.
Stig’s work exemplifies this year’s festival theme of ‘care’. Restoration and conservation is how we demonstrate our care for artefacts and cultural heritage. At a larger scale, by making extraordinary and beautiful objects and buildings that are embedded in the local topography it creates an awareness of environment and sense of place and encourages us to care about the places where we live and work.