New art installation pays homage to Bordon’s nature and heritage
Last month Prince Philip Park unveiled a new art installation by Yorkshire-based artist Shiraaz Ali after he won the Open Call to dress the Sandhurst Block with public art that reflects the history and vision of the project.
The artwork wrapping takes most of its inspiration from observing Hogmoor Inclosure and it’s beautiful nature and scenery. The façades represent the beauty within Hampshire and its native plant species and animals such as the deer, owl, goats and many more.
An important part of Shiraaz Ali’s vision is that the installation is in part designed by the people it is made for, with residents submitting their own artwork using paint, pencils, collage, photography and other mediums to be included in the final product.
The living vertical green wall and artwork create a new urban green junction and acts as a green pathway connecting the new local amenities such as the Mess Hall, The Shed and to the surrounding Prince Phillip Park and Hogmoor Inclosure.
The intention through the design is to celebrate Whitehill & Bordon and honour Mother Nature to help create a greener, vibrant and more peaceful future for this ‘town of tomorrow’, while providing meaningful cultural and artistic impact during the Town Centre’s regeneration process.
Come along and see the amazing art installation for yourself!