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Exploring Lazerian’s Sculptures for the National Trust: A Fusion of Art and Heritage

Revitalising Heritage through Art: Lazerian’s Collaboration with the National Trust

The collaboration between Lazerian and the National Trust marks a pivotal moment in the journey of world heritage preservation, where contemporary art breathes new life into historic sites. United by a shared vision, this partnership seeks to mine stories that challenge us to reimagine the past through the lens of artistic innovation, fostering dialogue and connection among visitors on the journey to their next visit.

Unveiling the Partnership

Lazerian’s collaboration with the National Trust represents a dynamic fusion of creativity and conservation. Together, they embark on a journey to revitalise heritage sites by infusing them with thought-provoking sculpture ideas that transcend time and tradition.

The Artistic Vision

Lazerian’s artistic style is characterised by its boldness and ingenuity, evident in this collection and their intricate approach to sculpture. This vision resonates with the National Trust’s commitment to preserving history while embracing contemporary expression, creating a collection with a harmonious blend of past and present. The art and public artwork of Lazerian visit collections and explore public expression as well as adding skill and co-habiting within historical collections.

Bridging Past and Present

Lazerian’s monuments and public art seamlessly integrate their forms with their historical surroundings, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation. By honoring the heritage of each site while offering a fresh perspective, these public artworks invite visitors to engage and explore with the city and past in a dynamic and meaningful way.

Showing the sustainable design Manchester aspect

Site-Specific Installations

From the majestic Dragon’s Lair at Chirk Castle to the arboreal artistry of Erddig Hall, Lazerian’s art sculpture captivate audiences with their site-specific installations. Each piece tells a story, reflecting the unique past, architecture and environment of its location, and inviting exploration and contemplation.

Discover the captivating fusion of tradition and contemporary creativity as we delve into Lazerian’s collaboration with the National Trust. Through three distinct projects, Lazerian’s art sculpture breathes new life into historic sites, inviting visitors community residents to experience heritage in a fresh and engaging way. Fostering within the landscapes of England and Wales the structures explore and reflect the arts and collections within the society of the National Trust

Dragon’s Lair at Chirk Castle

At Chirk Castle, Lazerian unveils Dragon’s Lair – an innovative art installation that sparks curiosity and wonder. Dominating the castle is a striking wireframe sculpture of a dragon, enveloped in green fabric and illuminated from within. This intriguing piece of art invites exploration within the castle’s ancient walls, blending history with fantasy in a captivating manner.

Close up of sustainable wood sculpture project in Erddig Hall. Showing the sustainable design Manchester aspect

Arboreal Artistry at Erddig Hall

In the serene architecture of Erddig Hall, Lazerian’s collaboration with the National Trust takes form through wooden sculptural tree formations. These outdoor tree installations, carefully positioned throughout the estate, seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape. Serving as both guides and works of art, these wood art sculpture invite and support visitors to immerse themselves and explore the beauty of the Victorian gardens, fostering a deeper connection to the land and its history.

The Castlefield Viaduct Sky Garden Project

Lazerian joins forces with artist Daren Newman to contribute to the transformation of Manchester’s Castlefield Viaduct. As part of the Castlefield Forum plot, the viaduct becomes a vibrant green ‘sky park,’ which is a journey into the historic landmark for the public to explore. Through their art installation, Lazerian and Newman demonstrate the potential for contemporary design to invigorate urban spaces and cities while respecting their heritage.

Liam and Daren, who designed a bespoke typeface for the installation, visited the site several times to get a true feel of the area. Inspired by the connection to steel boats and industrial heritage, the art piece was made from Corten steel, tying in with the steel construction of the viaduct. As the piece ages, it will take on its own rusty patina, blending with the surroundings.

The collaboration on the Castlefield Viaduct art installation was a true labour of love. To create a bespoke typeface that perfectly represented the site, the duo made several on-site visits, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and soaking up the area’s industrial history. By closely examining the details of the site, they were able to create a typeface that truly spoke to the area’s identity. Inspiration was also taken from the steel boat barges and canal boats that once played an important role in the area’s transportation. The result is a beautiful, unique font that perfectly complements the art installation and reflects the rich heritage of the Castlefield Viaduct.

Full view of Manchesters sky garden in Castlefield with the main focus on the artwork in the centre. Designed and created by Manchester artist and designer Lazerian

Embracing Heritage Preservation

Through these projects, Lazerian’s collaboration with the National Trust underscores a shared commitment to heritage preservation and community engagement. By infusing historic sites, monuments and collections with innovative artwork, they create immersive experiences that resonate with visitors of all ages. These sculptures not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the sites, monuments and collections, but also encourage dialogue and exploration, enriching our understanding of the past while embracing the possibilities of the future.

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