T4 Design was approached by Chas and Liz Wood, the proprietors of Patching’s Art Centre – based in Calverton, Nottinghamshire to assist in the renovation of a 19th century well that had been discovered whilst carrying out ground works. The renovation process began at ground level, with the well rebuilt using reclaimed bricks supplied by a local restoration specialist. During the renovation Patching’s came up with an idea to establish a collaboration between the members of the art centre to coincide with Patchings’ 25th anniversary. Patching’s asked its members to each paint a section of what was to become the finished artwork.
T4 Design took the finished piece of art and turned it into something that would withstand the effects of the elements. T4 Design recreated the artwork and then painted and laminated the image between two sheets of glass, before the finished item was cut and shaped to fit perfectly into its location. T4 Design also created an identical balustrade panel that would be installed next to the well, together with a toughened clear glass top cap that would allow visitors to view the artwork safely.
The bespoke laminated printed film means that the artworks can be re-created as per the original whilst being protected from the elements and reaching the correct safety standards.
Patching’s Art Centre