Start – garden party to make a difference

Exhibitions, Public art

Totem     Installation in collaboration with Nigel Goldie

Salvaged shopping trolleys, Waitrose jute bags, sand     H410 W280 D70cm

As a direct result of prior exposure to Waitrose-Logo (see In Transit project) the artists were invited to pitch to Start, to place iconic sculptures in the St James’ Palace gardens as part of their sustainability drive

Of 3 ideas submitted 2 were selected. The original proposal was for “Totem” to straddle the garden wall of Lancaster House but after much deliberation a less dramatic plot was offered. It was the artists’ first opportunity to play with full sized tonka toys. “Totem” was erected with the help of a fork lift with a 12m boom arm

Totem-low-angle Totem-barrier Totem-birds-eye-view

Thanks once again go to Waitrose-Logo who sponsored the project and provided 22 broken trolleys destined for recycling

Waitrose damaged trolleys



Mild steel, Owatrol oil     H230 W30 D30cm

“Lofty” was the second to be selected and found its way into Clarence House’s Garden. The idea of a highchair which enabled an overview appealed to the organisers of a festival to kick start sustainable practices

Hinchee Hung Lofty-in-shade Hinchee Hung Lofty-audience Hinchee Hung Lofty-audience2

Lofty was designed in 2009 and fabricated by Littlehampton Welding, the most artist-friendly welders Hinchee has ever had the pleasure to work with