Saturday, August 09, 2008

Ant Macari: New Commission for Side Cafe, Newcastle, UK

Side Cafe
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Opening of newly commissioned permanent drawing installation (internal doors) at the Side Cafe (quayside).

The work takes as its reference; the polyptych panels of 15th century altarpieces, The Japanese Tea-Ceremony, sumi-e and manuscript culture. The piece also incorporates the 3,000-Year-old technique of Marouflage. The panels on the door contain symbolic narrative scenes illustrating the cross cultural story of Tea, unified by an architectural and decorative system of framing.