Richard Woods: Upgrade

Richard Woods Skip Gallery

Richard Woods has created Upgrade – a month-long site-specific installation that engages with issues of housing and urban regeneration in a parking space in Hoxton Square.

​Like Wood’s contribution to the 2017 Folkestone Triennial, Holiday Home (which saw six cartoonishly colourful bungalows appear in unlikely places around the harbour town), Upgrade uses the form of a graphic three-dimensional caricature of a house to bring a fresh perspective to its urban location.

‘I had been filling a skip with all the leftover material that we had used to build the Holiday Homes on the Folkestone Harbour Arm, and it struck me how potent an image it made – having bits of window or chimney poking out of the skip. In the studio, we chatted about whether it would be possible to expand the idea and make it into an object – and then out of the blue Lee emailed and introduced the project. We quickly realised we’d both had the same idea. It was the easiest pitch I have ever had to make…’

​- Richard Woods, Artist

Duration 01 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
Times 24 hours
Cost Free
Venue Skip Gallery
Address In the parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB
Contact 4407984098336 / /