Daniel House PRU workshops
A short residency working with some 'hard to reach' kids at a pupil referral Unit in Hackney. This is where the lucky ones end up if they are expelled from school, apparently most disappear from education entirely. I worked with a small group of kids and almost as many staff (at least to start with). The inspirational head teacher wanted a figurative sculpture that the kids could learn from. It took me some time to convince her that she didn't want an oversize anatomical doll but an artwork the kids related to.
Daniel House School (Pupil Referral Unit), Clissold Road, Stoke Newington, London. Closed 2010 - (fate of sculpture as yet unknown).
Commissioned by Freeform Arts Trust Hackney (also no more). 2005.
To see the final sculpture click here.