Wolfgang Buttress
installation

Festival: 2016

Wolfgang Buttress is an award-winning artist working with public space. He creates simple, elegant and contextual public artworks, which seek to define and highlight our relationship to the natural world.

For this year’s Festival, Wolfgang follows up his monumental Milan Expo ‘Beehive’ British Pavilion with newly commissioned, totemic, audio-visual companion piece, BEAM, developed for and set within the celestial surrounds of Wirksworth’s 13th century St Mary’s Church. Drawing on the behaviours of the constantly-threatened domestic bee population, Buttress presents BEAM as a continuation and companion piece to The Hive, the multi-award winning, honeycomb pavilion he designed for the Milan Expo 2015.

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