Engineering art

Annie Cattrell sculpture

Echo sculpture commission for the Forest of Dean

British artist Annie Cattrell is working on the development of a new public art work for an extension to Bristol University’s Faculty of Engineering.

The project will feature a period of research with academics, staff and students to interpret the work of this dynamic faculty which includes structural and nonlinear dynamics, aerodynamics, earthquake engineering, soil mechanics, applied mechanics, water and environmental Engineering, and robotics (including the collaborative Bristol Robotics Laboratory).

The team would like the work to reflect and translate the ideas behind engineering into an inspiring sculpture for their new building.

The process of conceiving a response to the site will also include engagement with the staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering.

Cattrell will carry out research with academics, staff and students within the faculty as part of the process of understanding the faculty and developing a suitable creative response to the commission.