Conrad Shawcross, Three Perpetual Chords, Dulwich Park, London

No Friday Dispatch this week due to ill health – but if you are looking for something to do this weekend why not head down to Dulwich Park, tomorrow Saturday 18 March, 14.00 to join the artist Conrad Shawcross and Contemporary Art Society staff for the launch of his brand new Dulwich Park Art Commission, Three Perpetual Chords, managed and curated by our brilliant Art Consultancy team.

The sculpture has been commissioned by Southwark Council, as a legacy to the sculpture that was stolen from the park in 2011, Two Forms (Divided Circle) by Barbara Hepworth.

Three Perpetual Chords draws from the artist’s ongoing study of harmonics and represents The Octave, The Fifth and The Fourth within the western harmonic scale. The work will form a trail in the northern end of the park, with each piece just visible from the last, resting lightly on the grass and emphasising the contrast between the industrial material and its natural environment.

For more information and a short video about the making of the work, visit

The musician and composer Mira Calix will be composing a musical response to the work, which will be performed live at the launch by London Contemporary Orchestra.

Caroline Douglas

Public Launch Saturday 18 April 2015, 14.00
Dulwich Park, off College Road, London, SE21 7BQ.

Access through Court Lane entrance on foot, or College Road to access the free parking. Please meet at the marquee which can be found to the rear of the café lawns, towards the Winter Garden. Light refreshments will be served after the event. All are welcome.

To download the public invitation as a pdf click here


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