The Nine Muses

Submitted by Martin Donlin

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Client: Coleridge College Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Completion date: Jan 01, 2012

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team

Artist

Martin Donlin

Martin Donlin Limited

Architect

R.G. Carter Thetford Architects

R.G. Carter Thetford Architects

Industry Resource

David Proto

Proto Studios

Overview

The Great Hall
Coleridge College Cambridge
Screen printed and hand painted enameled glass, with acid-etching
8.5 metres wide X 2.4 metres high

Goals

The new "Great Hall" at Coleridge College needed a bright central artwork to let visitors know they had entred an arts institute. Glass inspired by workshops undertaken with students influenced by “The 9 Muses” as inspiration in the arts.

Process

During the course of the workshops I would sketch the students as they began to choreograph a new dance piece based on our collaboration. The students performed the piece in the new hall on the colleges opening evening.

Additional Information

The new “Great Hall” at Coleridge College is a link from the old school building to the new Arts Block that houses multi arts disciplinary facilities for Music, Dance, Theatre and all visual arts. The window is a bold and vibrant introduction to the new facility and as seen from a distance leads the viewer through the hall into the Arts Block.