18 April 2024

Battersea Power Station To Unveil New ‘Field Of Dreams’ Artwork By Claire Luxton For Spring/Summer Season

Battersea Power Station has partnered with British contemporary artist, Claire Luxton, and MTArt Agency to bring an immersive botanical inspired art installation to the London landmark.

Claire Luxton joins a line up of artists whose public artworks have been displayed at the riverside neighbourhood including David Hockney, Mr Brainwash and Freerk Wilbers.

The free-to-view artwork titled, ‘Field of Dreams’, will be unveiled at Battersea Power Station on Monday 29th April as part of the cultural experience celebrating the Spring/Summer fashion season.

Suspended from the ceiling of the Power Station’s Art Deco Turbine Hall A, ‘Field of Dreams’ emerges as an exploration of the intrinsic connection between nature, mental health and self-awareness.

For a limited time, the artwork will be accompanied by the ‘Botanical Atelier’ embroidery pop-up where shoppers can personalise new purchases with floral and botanical inspired designs by Claire Luxton, and embroiderers, The Lost Girls and Rosie Brain.

Battersea Power Station is delighted to announce that the Grade II* listed building will be home to, ‘Field of Dreams’, a brand new art installation by British contemporary artist, Claire Luxton, in partnership with MTArt Agency, this spring. The breathtaking artwork will be unveiled in Turbine Hall A on Monday 29th April 2024 as part of the riverside neighbourhood’s Spring/Summer fashion season.

Suspended from the ceiling of Battersea Power Station’s Art Deco Turbine Hall A, ‘Field of Dreams’ emerges as an exploration of the intrinsic connection between nature, mental health, and self-awareness. It encapsulates these themes within its towering 12-meter structure and 33 layers of intricately digitally printed fabric, which seem to both reveal and hide layers of the artwork as it is explored.

As the leading B Corp in the art world, MTArt Agency strives to integrate meaningful visual narratives in the cityscape. Claire Luxton’sField of Dreams’ installation explores the importance of nature in nurturing mental health and invites viewers to embark on a sensory journey through its multifaceted layers, each representing a nuanced exploration of texture, depth, and colour. Inspired by scientific research that spending just short amounts of time immersed in nature can significantly reduce the stress hormone cortisol, the artwork becomes a sanctuary, a space for contemplation and renewal amidst the chaos of urban life.

At its core, Field of Dreams is a testament to the synthesis of modern digital practices with the timeless allure of historical tapestries and murals. Each layer of fabric reflects not only the vibrant hues of contemporary technology and the structure of digital layers, but also the intricate patterns and motifs reminiscent of ancient textile traditions. In this fusion of past and future, the artwork becomes a bridge, a nod to the enduring legacy of human creativity.

As the public navigates the evolving vantage points of ‘Field of Dreams’, they are offered different glimpses of the artwork and the layers and transparency of the fabric weave the artwork together. Amidst the layers of digitally printed fabric, a natural soundscape envelopes viewers, with the melodic trill of bird songs echoing through the air. This symphony of sound serves as a harmonious accompaniment to the visual spectacle, further immersing viewers in the tranquil beauty of the natural world. In ‘Field of Dreams’, viewers find not only a sanctuary for the senses but also a call to action, a call to prioritise moments of connection with nature and to cultivate a deeper understanding of oneself and one’s place within the larger tapestry of existence.

Working in synergy with Claire Luxton, luxury florist Moyses Stevens, which has a shop and flower school at Battersea Power Station, supplied all the specific botanicals used in both the sculptural installation and the accompanying activations, paying homage to their nearly 150 years of floral craftsmanship history. Fashion brands, ME+EM and Theory, both of which have stores at Battersea Power Station, provided clothing for three portraits created by Claire Luxton which complement the Field of Dreams installation.

Visitors’ senses will be enhanced further when exploring the artwork by Penhaligon’s ‘Halfeti’ fragrance, which will scent the installation with a rich and captivating aroma that blends fruits, spices, jasmine and rose, all while organic soundscapes echo across Battersea Power Station’s turbine halls. In Turbine Hall B, a digital artwork by Claire Luxton will also be on display on the bandstand, which hangs from the ceiling, and Searcys Champagne Bar, located in Turbine Hall A at Battersea Power Station, will be adding a limited-edition Field of Dreams inspired cocktail created with Claire Luxton to their menu. The refreshing ‘Euphoria’ cocktail is made with Searcys Gin, St Germain, lime juice, cucumber and mint, topped up with apple juice.

Between 4th – 6th May, on the evening of 9th May and from 10th – 12th May,Field of Dreams’ will be accompanied by Battersea Power Station’s ‘Botanical Atelier’, an embroidery pop-up designed by Claire Luxton in partnership with MTArt Agency. Shoppers will be invited to personalise their spring purchases for free with bespoke botanical inspired designs by Claire Luxton, and embroidery designers The Lost Girls and Rosie Brain.

Battersea Power Station’s Spring/Summer fashion season does not stop there. On 9th May, a special Shopping Event will take place between 5pm – 8pm and will have inspiring panel talks with fashion and beauty experts including celebrity hair stylist Paul Edmonds from Battersea Power Station’s Paul Edmonds Hair & Beauty Salon. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy elevated in-store experiences and complimentary refreshments, discounts including 20% off at Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, sampling from brands such as Kiehl’s and Jo Malone London and gift with purchase at certain stores from Hugo Boss to Curated Makers and Venchi.

On the installation, Claire Luxton said:

“Being invited to craft a site-specific public artwork for such an iconic landmark such as Battersea Power Station has been an immense privilege. I hope that the immersive experience will be both magical and transportive for those who can visit.”

Sam Cotton, Head of Asset Management at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Battersea Power Station has established itself as one of London’s most exciting shopping and leisure destinations since opening in October 2022, and thanks to partnerships with talented artists such as Claire Luxton, we are also becoming a must-visit destination and hub for modern art and culture. The Field of Dreams art installation is absolutely stunning and alongside the Botanical Atelier will add a new element to the visitor experience this spring, which is something we are always striving to offer to ensure we are one of the most experiential shopping destinations in the capital.”  

Travelling to Battersea Power Station couldn’t be easier with the Zone 1 Battersea Power Station Underground station bringing the riverside neighbourhood within 15 minutes of the West End and the City. Battersea Power Station also has its very own Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier and is a 15-minute journey from Embankment, 20 minutes from Blackfriars, 30 minutes from Putney and 40 minutes from Canary Wharf. The riverside neighbourhood is easily accessible by bus, bike, car and train too.

To discover more about the Field of Dreams installation by Claire Luxton, please visit www.bpwrstn.com/field-of-dreams-by-claire-luxton

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