Dais Contemporary provided a collection of artworks for the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration scheme in London. Part of the scheme has been a focus on bringing the best of British art and design to the complex with a series of bespoke commissions. Artworks provided by Dais include paintings by Royal College of Art graduate Lucas Clayton, Royal Academy Schools graduate Nancy Milner and University of Brighton graduate Sophie Rees.
The artworks were commissioned to become part of the show apartments of the Waterman building, with interiors designed by Tom Dixon and Conran and Partners, and architecture designed by Pilbrow & Partners. Sophie Rees produced two paintings for the complex (featured above), both inspired by architectural spaces that she encountered in the local area. Lucas Clayton’s large-scale painting was made using a lacquer that is utilised in the making of dub plates (see below). The artist stated: ‘I like the idea of creating a painting that has musical connotations and where there is a transmutation of materials.' Nancy Milner’s artworks investigate light and space in painting, with a focus on the use of colour and form (featured right and last).
Greenwich Peninsula is a major regeneration project providing a new residential, business and leisure district to London that encompasses over 10,000 new homes, including approximately 3270 affordable homes for rent or part-rent, along with 600 student beds, and 3.5 million sq ft of commercial floorspace. The overarching development is due to be completed by 2035.