Wembley Park has briefed Produce UK to install a new art installation which was unveiled to the public on the Spanish Steps in Wembley Park, linking up Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena, Wembley. Artist Remi Rough was commissioned by artistic event-making and placemaking agency Produce UK to collaborate on an unique mural, which will be in place until the end of September and is called ‘Flight’.
‘Flight’ is being unveiled to mark the start of Summer of Play, Wembley Park’s first curated season of cultural activities that invite visitors and residents to enjoy the transformed neighbourhood over the summer months, with over 300 hours of free arts and entertainment. Summer of Play adds to the headline music and sporting events for which the area is internationally known, and forms part of an ambitious multi-year cul- tural strategy for Wembley Park as it rapidly evolves into one of London’s newest cultural neighbourhoods and destinations.
Catherine Borowski, CEO and artistic director of Produce UK said, “Wembley Park is a fantastic, lively place and Remi’s ‘Flight’ installation perfectly captures the vibrancy and excitement of the site. As a team of artists, we’ve always really loved Remi’s work so it’s brilliant to be able to collaborate with him on this piece and we hope that locals and visitors to Wembley Park enjoy it as much as us.”
Remi Rough, artist and creator of Flight comments: “Wembley Park is an exciting place undergoing huge transformation. You quickly get a sense of it being a very dynamic and creative place, and I wanted this work to reflect and enhance this. I wanted Flight to be a containment of movement so that people can enjoy the experience simply by being within the installation, but not feel the need to only look at it in its entirety. The installation is essentially there to move around, upon and within; even in its static state it’s constantly moving. It seems a very appropriate way to begin a summer of activity at Wembley Park!’
Claudio Giambrone, marketing director at Wembley Park adds, “Produce UK are our trusted collaborators. They are creatively and artistically informed and their quality of delivery is second to none. Their partnership with Remi Rough, of the UK’s foremost artists, is the perfect way to bring the Spanish Steps at Wembley Park to life.”