Light in Life (2013)

Since the 1980s, Terry W Scales has continued his artwork as 2D experiments in colour and light, titled Illuminaria. Most recently he exhibited a new sculptural work at a one-man show, Light in Life, at the Pierre Tal-Coat Gallery in Hennebont, Brittany.  

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Air Apparent Studios (1986-1999)

Commercial work 1986-1999 As a means of survival, made necessary as a result of Terry’s near bankruptcy triggered by the failure to gain sufficient sponsorship to cover the costs of the Laser Dome commission for the Liverpool International Garden Festival in 1984, he started working commercially. Initially he was tied for two years to Mitco Peck, the Wigan based…

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Spheres Of Influence (1985-1986)

SPHERES OF INFLUENCE Dance performance for open space Written and directed by Terry W. Scales Manchester International Youth Year 1985 ~ A fable based on sub-particle physics and an allegory of our time ~   “Me, as I am, I do not establish the rules, but I play my part, March to the tune and dance…

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Mandarah II, III and IV (1983-1986)

Mandarah II 1983-1984 A sunlit colour environment by Terry W Scales The Mandarah II colour environment was developed as a simple modular system of geometric chambers intersected by long straight corridors of optical colour effects. Mandarah – ‘a meeting place or forum, a theatre of colour… a fusion of fragmented images of a magical dream… an environment…

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Made in Manchester (1983-1986)

The work of the Manchester Arts and Technology Workshop 1983-1986   In 1983 Manchester Arts and Technology Workshop was established in large industrial workshop premises on Great Ancoats Street in Manchester as a unique innovation centre for the arts. The Manchester Arts and Technology Workshop was based on the principles of the Bauhaus (1919-1933). It was…

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Altarpiece and Altarpiece (Automated) (1977-1979)

Altarpiece: a Requiem de Printemps 1977 The original Altarpiece was a constructivist performance event for public open spaces portraying the birth and suffocation of creativity. Premiered at the de Lantaaren Arts Festival in Rotterdam in 1977, it was written and directed by Terry W Scales, with music composed and performed by Lol Coxhill. Altarpiece was choreographed and danced…

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Mandarah Complex I (1977-1986)

Sculptural colour environments by Terry W Scales ‘A meeting place, a forum; a fusion of fragmented images of a magical vision…’ The Mandarah series were daylight colour environments exploring optical illusion through colour juxtaposition and pattern within a soft geometric structural form. First in the series was Mandarah Complex I (1977), described as ‘a maze of colour, of…

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The Battle of Moonquake (1974-1986)

An intergalactic space ballet Written and directed by Terry W Scales A spectacular science-fiction dance fantasy for open spaces was created by Terry Scales for the Interplay-Welwyn Garden City Project with financial support from the Eastern Arts Association and Arts Council of Great Britain. Terry Scales was awarded a three-year artist-in-residence position at the Digswell…

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