WAVEparticle is an organisation set up in 2006 by lead artist Peter McCaughey to support and direct a team approach to large urban regeneration arts projects, public art commissions and various levels of consultation. As an artist-lead organisation, WAVEparticle is full of practising artists, and we approach all projects with a wealth of experience and a desire to support and add to the creative processes of the teams we work within.
WAVEparticle brings a connection to a wider network of artists, writers, poets, boat builders, dancers, stonemasons, filmmakers – whose skills can all enhance the process of engaging public realm. We have curated and delivered artwork for both temporary installations and permanent commissions- including, over the last 18 months, Aspire a large- scale permanent sculpture for Irvine town-centre; Overhead Underfoot: a sculpture to mark the beginning of the John Muir Way; the Outdoor Museum – a unique project that’s part of the town centre regeneration of Helensburgh; and A View From Here- a temporary outdoor cinema, for the Scottish Refugee Council, constructed in the shadow of a demolished towerblock. In this time we have also developed and are implementing art strategies for the New Gorbals Health Centre and for the area of Laurieston and it’s environs in Glasgow.
WAVEparticle also brings a wide experience of consultation-led process. In teams of architects, engineers and traffic experts we have delivered four Scottish Government funded charrettes this year, and worked, at a number of different levels, on animation, place-making and masterplanning projects across the UK. These projects all required consultation to be at the centre of the process. From cultural-masterplanning, to artworks centred round the individual voices in a community, WAVEparticle harnesses the potential to positively affect a sense of place through such processes.
The WAVEparticle team tune into the expertise of the various team members to draw out inventive approaches and solutions to all aspects of the project and to work ensure that the artwork is embedded within the overall project.
For more information: www.waveparticle.co.uk