Balancing Act sculpture trail

small figure with outstretched arms
17 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
Free exhibition, no booking required

Three artworks from Faith Bebbington’s ‘Falling Down’ series were displayed in The People's Republic gallery as part of the Balancing Act sculpture trail during Dadafest 2016.

Sited in various locations across the city, Faith created a new series of sculptures of figures falling down.

Beautiful and poignant, Faith’s work was visible throughout the festival, defying gravity and creating a wonderful spectacle.

Faith’s sculptural practice stems from having cerebral palsy.

"As a child wearing calipers, having my leg in plaster for months, wearing special shoes and years of visiting doctors were experiences that made me particularly conscious of my own and other people’s physical movements.

Undergoing years of physiotherapy meant thinking about how I moved my body, being aware of the sequences required to create a movement, and then repeating those movements over and over again. So I began to create sculpture that explores subtle actions many people take for granted, such as being able to balance and simple coordinated movements such as walking."

Find out more on Faith Bebbington's website.