EXHIBITION

HARMONY

IN BLUE & GOLD


Whistler Exhibition

Installation Designer

Co Curated  by Mai Abu EIDahab

& Rosie Cooper

LIVERPOOL ART BIENNIAL

Co Curated by Sara-Jane Parsons

LIVERPOOL BLUECOAT

On display

July 2013 to October 2014


The brief was to reconstruct a slice of the infamous Peacock Room, originally decorated by James McNeil Whistler. A challenge as the real arts and crafts dining room is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Olivia’s role was to re design the 6m by 4m wall as a sculpture composed from photographs of the original.  Olivia oversaw all aspects of the project. Starting with 3D renders of her interpretation, to technical drawings for the construction team and working with various scenic and graphic artists for the final treatments.


She also created the hanging fabric “Velarium”. Using hand drawn sketches and Victorian newspaper descriptions for reference. Finally the free standing ‘Blue and silver screen with old battersea bridge’ in the exhibition foyer.





The Reconstruction of all three elements are on display at the Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool. The commission was by the Liverpool Art Biennial as part of their Whistler Exhibition. The Liverpool Biennial is one of the UK’s largest visual art festivals.



Feedback from Margaret Macdonald, the world leading expert on Whistler, described Olivia’s Peacock Room as the best reconstruction she has ever seen.







Construction

Bluecoat Gallery

Graphic Designer

Coldlight Creatives

Scenic Artists

Ruta Staseviciute

Katie Craven

Colyn Eccleston

Laura Spark

Alicia Talikowska


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Photographer Mark McNulty

Photographer Mark McNulty