MORNING is a long-term art project that attempts to identify the correlation between a series of climbing frames, designed in the 1970s & situated in Victoria Park, Laindon, with the area’s inclusion in the Basildon New Town experiment, and their simultaneous periods of change. When peeling back the layers of history that can be found in Victoria Park one can begin to learn about Basildon– from the Plotlands to the New Town experiment.
MORNING’s aims were to consider this history while setting out to save and restore the park’s heritage climbing frames, giving them a new lease of life. They was painted in a UV sensitive paint, so when a UV torch is shone on them at night, they will glow.
Victoria Park currently hosts a new play space designed by HAGS-SMP which launched in September 2016.
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Photography: Eleanor Rose Selby