Artwork Title: Pathways into the Past
Client: Petersfield Museum
Designer(s): Paul Martin Studio and Peagreen, Winchester
Contractors: Phoenix Construction
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Supplier: Hardscape Products Ltd
At the very heart of Petersfield Museum’s expansion and refurbishment project, ‘Pathways into the Past’ will be a 25sqm showpiece artwork that really puts the Museum on the map.
Within the courtyard floor will be a bird’s eye design inspired by the town and surrounding villages within a 22-mile radius, most of which is in the South Downs National Park.
Designed in-house, the piece is currently being produced at IP Surfaces and is being made from 2 types of granite, Kobra Green and Violet Pearl using waterjet and laser-etch technologies. This innovative ‘destination map’ will be embedded with 21 stainless steel icons representing the surrounding villages’ unique characteristics and a brass ‘keys of St. Peter’ icon to symbolise Petersfield, all of which will glint in the sunlight, and entice visitors to go out, explore and enjoy the wonderful local landscapes.
The courtyard will be a unique and distinctive space – a hub for al-fresco performances, creative activities, café tables with cake and coffee from The Servery and multiple events to bring the community together.