Public art installation 'Beacon' lights up Hammersmith
In partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, a new art installation ‘Beacon’ by Swiss artist Nicolas K Feldmeyer is now on display in the glass-enclosed atrium of the Town Hall extension. ‘Beacon’ features a lit-up pyramid of hundreds of strings. “The title ‘Beacon’ suggests a sense of a signal or an anchor, which provides light into the night,” Nicolas explained.
Patricia Bench, director of the HammersmithLondon BID, said: “We are proud to sponsor the Beacon in continued support of the council’s art strategy. Culture is a key part of our mission to make Hammersmith a more attractive place to live and work.”
“We are determined to make H&F the most progressive borough for the arts in London,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration. “And while H&F is already a cultural leader with institutions such as the Bush Hall and Fulham Palace on our doorstep, we hope our public art installations bring a bold new dimension to Hammersmith.”
About the artist
After completing an MSc in architecture in Zurich, Nicolas K Feldmeyer went on to study Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute on a Fulbright Grant. Feldmeyer received an MFA with distinction from the Slade School of Art, UCL in 2012. His work was awarded the Saatchi and Channel 4’s New Sensation Prize 2012 and the William Coldstream Prize amongst others and was exhibited internationally, including at the Photographer’s Gallery and Art15 in London, as well as Liste Basel, Photo Basel, Off-Course Bruxelles and MIA Milan.