Kid Acne to light up Park Hill with Standing at the Sky’s Edge installation
The company behind Park Hills redevelopment Urban Splash has commissioned Sheffield-based artist Kid Acne to create artwork for a light installation that will be beamed onto Park Hill flats on the opening night of the new musical ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’.
The spectacle can be seen from 8.15pm to 10pm on Wednesday 20 March and will be visible to the city below. Spectators will be able to gather to view the installation on South Street.
Mark Latham, regeneration director Urban Splash said: “We wanted to celebrate this new musical and show Sheffield how proud we are of Park Hill so what better way than to use this amazing building as a backdrop for a huge light installation. We are absolutely thrilled with the result that is also testament to the talents of Kid Acne.
“We are looking forward to seeing this much anticipated musical and wish Sheffield Theatres and the creative team every success.”
Kid Acne said “Ten years ago I painted a series of large, slogan murals up at Park Hill, which acted as a kind of conversation with the city. Such is the nature of street art, those pieces no longer exist. I’ve enjoyed going back to the site to work on a new project, which explores my typographic style in a different medium. I love how the lettering works with and against the structure of the architecture in equal measures.”
Standing at the Sky’s Edge has music and lyrics written by Sheffield’s own Richard Hawley, words by Chris Bush and is directed by Rob Hastie, artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The world premiere will take place at the Crucible Theatre from 15 March to 6 April.