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.
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.
Colourscape 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.