Blink and you definitely won’t miss the new piece of artwork adorning the front of our office.
‘Everything is Connected’, a large-scale installation by renowned British artist Peter Liversidge was unveiled this weekend and now sits proudly above the entrance to our head office.
The bold statement creatively captures the way we view the world, the way we want to do business and the culture that we want to create. It reflects our love of the daring and the imaginative. It speaks to our desire to provoke new thinking, encouraging people to pause and reflect on their individual contribution to something bigger in our work, our relationships and society – something that we see as a fundamental requirement for anyone in the field of regeneration.
On the decision to choose this specific piece for the front of the U+I office, our Deputy Chief Executive Richard Upton said: “To me, it means what it says: that everything in our lives is connected. It is the truth of being human, of the saying, ‘No man is an island’. And, at U+I, it is the truth of our business, working as we do at the interface of so many disciplines. With this statement we want to reiterate our commitment to art and culture as a powerful part of the regeneration process and a vital tool for engaging individuals and communities.”
Peter Liversidge is known for his multi-disciplinary work, which spans drawing, performance, installation, photography, painting, sculpture and interventions. He has shown internationally at some of the world’s most respected institutions and festivals including Tate Gallery Liverpool, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Finland, Whitechapel Gallery and the Edinburgh Art Festival.
‘Everything is Connected’ is a permanent installation and can be found at U+I offices in Victoria.