7. Brothers and Sisters

Ron Haselden

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For Lumiere 2009, artist Ron Haselden worked with offenders at HM Prison Durham to create Nine Men Drawing, an installation that was exhibited in the gardens behind Durham Cathedral.  Now he returns with a piece originally created in 2007, entitled Brothers and Sisters.

Schoolchildren from the Isle of Dogs in London were each given a pencil and a piece of paper, and asked to draw their friends and siblings.  The artist took these everyday sketches and transformed them into sculptures, using LED embedded light-rope.  The finished portraits are here arranged in the form of a giant school photo in the playful setting of Wharton Park

About the artist

Ron Haselden was born in Gravesend, Kent, in 1944 and studied sculpture at Edinburgh School of Art.  He now lives and works in London and in Plouër-sur-Rance, France. He was awarded the Sargant Fellowship at the British School at Rome, Italy and has received awards and grants from numerous funding bodies. He has exhibited all over Europe and is currently joint curator for Aller à Quessant.

Originally commissioned and presented in Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London, by Arts and Events, Canary Wharf 2007 and 2008.






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