is a large walk-in sculpture of pure colour. Nearly 100 highly-coloured
chambers are linked by elliptical openings to form a breathtaking
labyrinth of colour, light and space illuminated by natural daylight.
The public pass through an entrance chamber into a new world of
radiant colour. They wear cloaks of primary colours that change
in hue as they move through the intensely coloured chambers. The
visitor walks freely, choosing from many routes through Colourscape,
experiencing ever expanding views of radiating colours.
structures have been shown as walk-in sculptural installations at
arts festivals and events throughout the world. From 1989 the Nettlefold
Festival Trust began a collaboration with Colourscape to create
a unique festival combining the worlds of visual arts, music and
theatre. The power and influence of Colourscape on the festival
cannot be over-emphasised. Its very nature creates an environment
conducive to the appreciation of contemporary music and theatrical
performance. Unlike a conventional concert setting, the audience
are not restricted to sitting facing the performers. The public
can wander through Colourscape absorbing the visual splendours while
listening to the music through many hidden loudspeakers. Some of
the public sit or lie down with their eyes closed listening to the
music, and some within the performance area watch the performers
and listen in a more conventional manner.
can become scenery or a more conventional, but still very special,
concert setting. Its most active role occurs when musicians and
theatrical performers lead the audience on a journey of colour,
space and time using the many routes through the labyrinth.