As part of Landscape Rebels, three artist commissions responded to the exhibition, working with different groups in Ipswich.

The artists were selected following an open application process. Our community panel contributed to the process of drafting commissions, providing suggestions and feedback, and shortlisting applications for interview.

Response Commission

Felicity Hammond

Felicity Hammond’s practice explores ideas of landscape through collage, sculpture and installation.

Entitled ‘Power Surge’, Felicity Hammond has created a large collage taking inspiration from the local Ipswich landscape with the climate crisis in mind, working with young artists at Ormiston Endeavour Academy and Ipswich School to create the piece.

Artist Felicity Hammond says: “It has been a pleasure working with students, with lively discussions about the future of their local environment. We’ve thought about the eroding coastline, rising sea levels, depleting resources, energy provision, and even the future of Christchurch Mansion.

These discussions inspired the outcome of the project, which visualises some of the initial designs and collages made at the workshops.”

Community Commission

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors are a grassroots community arts organisation with a focus on creative learning. Their role is to build confidence and encourage aspiration in young artists. They teach problem-solving and independent thinking through art & design. The participants build confidence through working in small groups and it is important to provide a positive and inclusive space for all to shine. They will be working with Jobcentre Plus clients to create a response to the exhibition.

Digital Commission

Kate Flurrie

Kate is a locally-based emerging digital artist working with moving image and creating installation, dance, film, and video-based set design. For this commission, she produced an audio-visual time-based media work in partnership with 4YP. The finished piece is titled ‘A Place to Care For’.

Through a number of sessions young people aged 14-22, who may feel socially isolated had the opportunity to work on a collective visual and audio poem, exploring the effects of climate change and the local environment through cameraless filmmaking, digital drawing and writing.

The film was projected onto a screen made of recycled and repurposed plastic waste inside Christchurch Mansion.

Thanks to Walk & Talk at 4YP, with special thanks to Shaffron McKnight-Shaw.