The Fire Garden at GDIF 2020

Date: 11 September 2020 to 12 September 2020

Location: Thames Barrier Park, Greenwich

Client: Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

Greenwich and Docklands Festival, London – Fire Garden at Thames Barrier Park.  

The Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, one of the first outdoor arts festivals to take place as lock down restrictions are eased, took place in early September 2020 and we we're excited to be part of the after-dark programme of events.

Over a period of two hours, audiences of 500 from across London joined us on a trail through a magically transformed  riverside park landscape in Silvertown, a place full of local stories, where sculptural trees glowed with fire, and flowers blossomed into life with flames... the perfect antidote to a summer of isolation, evoking the warmth of togetherness and renewal.

We we're so pleased to have designed this Fire Garden with accessibility in mind, with BSL communicating the oral history elements of the installation and providing wheelchair access throughout the series of fiery sculptures.

Photography by Stu Mayhew

Hugest thanks and respect for the amazing job on The Fire Garden. It felt so beautifully delivered for that site and the theatricality of it shone through. Audiences were mesmerised and I really loved sitting in that thoughtfully executed circle of local labour history. Brilliant! Thank you again for being part of both our first and twenty fifth festivals.

Bradley Hemmings MBE., Artistic Director GDIF

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Fire and Fire Drawings