Having been awarded a grant from The Arts Council for the provision of an ambitious community arts initiative, Test Valley Borough Council recruited Malcolm to undertake a series of key site specific public art commissions, art commissions that featured as part of a major refurbishment scheme to The Lights in Andover.
The final outcomes, (with the creations and installations of both the ‘Light Tree’ and the ‘Light Wall’), have measured up beyond expectation. Each bespoke artwork is intrinsically enveloped within the building and technical infrastructure to The Lights facility itself.
Malcolm invests ‘soul reaching proportions’ in his dedicated desire to match a working design brief alongside an impassioned drive to deliver a unique creative solution for clients.
A rare skill, yet Malcolm compliments his creative flair with precise and knowledgably technical acumen. With these skills in mind Malcolm is at ease in talking to a wide range of professions and audiences. Given too that Test Valley Borough Council sought an artist who had such a range of skills, Malcolm has undertaken a compressive series of ‘artist in residency’ workshops in both primary and secondary school environments. It is with these exceptional abilities that Malcolm fosters an endearing trust, especially in regard to his educational offer and ‘community arts’ input to each respective teaching based project, this too alongside each related public art commission.
I have no hesitation in recommending Malcolm as an artist who is a pure joy to work with from start to finish, an artist in whom one can have unwavering confidence in delivering a broad scope of projects, an artist with assurances of completing on time and on budget.
M. Johnson, Arts Officer, Test Valley
"Malcolm is somebody I've worked with on numerous artistic projects over many years. The most remarkable and consistent feature of his work is the flow of challenging and inspirational ideas that are expressed as if they were a practical solution. These ideas, far more often than not, end up becoming beautiful and worthwhile in themselves and have often offered a practical solution at the same time."
R. Durrant, Concert Guitarist Director, Longman Records