Light Manufacture: A1 Designs
Horticultural Advice: Daniel Lobb MSGD
Generously funded and supported by the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre and the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from CLS Holdings, Martinspeed and Neal’s Nurseries, Wandsworth.
Pleasure is a neon sign, positioned on the roof of the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre. The light is a beacon for the centre and for the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens below.
Produced by Studio Long & Scenografika, both tenants of artist studios at the centre, the sign is an expression of the enjoyment taken from all the centre has to offer the local community. It’s also a nod to the wider recreational activities that have been and continue to be enjoyed in and around the gardens.
The plant boxes in front of the sign are embedded with evergreen shrubs common to coastal and cliff top environments. The light and the plants are visible to those who live and work locally and to railway commuters. The installations are just the beginning of a longer term project which will make greater, more colourful use of the roof and centre.
Photographic prints available - click here.