The Colchester Globes: Unique Art Installation to arrive in Colchester summer 2023

We’re delighted to announce that one of Red Eight’s most unique, imaginative British artists, Will Teather, will be exhibiting his innovative site-responsive globes in Colchester this summer. 

London Contemporary Art Prize finalist Will Teather has been awarded a commission by Arts Council England to bring his illusionary globes to Colchester city centre this summer of 2023.  The artist’s spherical orbs recreate real-life scenes in meticulous detail, taking in full 360 panoramas. Each of the new artworks will be displayed within the place it depicts so that you can compare Teather’s scaled-down versions to their real-life counterparts.  The globes present a unique marvel and have been described by viewers as “ingenious” and “surprisingly absorbing and puzzle-like”, each containing surprises to draw the eye in. 

These creations will be spread across Colchester on a journey that will take visitors everywhere, from the Castle Museum to a Georgian Townhouse and the iconic Lion Walk in the city centre. 

Teather’s globes typically take hundreds of hours to create and have been exhibited across New York and London, breaking sales records for events including the Other Art Fair. 

“I can’t wait to unveil these new artworks,” says Teather, “ I hope that they present a unique visual spectacle and turn the viewer’s world inside-out for a moment.  When developing the original idea of the globes, I wanted to find somewhere different to take realist painting; a new adventure.” 

This will be the first time the artist’s works have been seen in Colchester.  The trail is planned to run between mid-June 2023 and January 2024.  

A little more about Will Teather:

Will Teather’s paintings have been exhibited internationally to acclaim, with recent venues including Bridgehampton Museum, New York, Artwars at Red Dot Miami, RJD Gallery New York and as a finalist in the London Contemporary Art Prize. His next one-man show will see him return to London’s Royal Exchange with Red Eight Gallery. He is the Artist-in-Residence for Norwich Arts Centre, following on from previous residencies with venues in New York and Aberdeen.

Red Eight Gallery has a number of spheres currently available; please get in touch for availability.