Form with Function

A collaborative commission by artist Sara Barker and Ryder Architecture from November 2013 is revisited.

Sara and Ryder produced an ambitious sculptural work for BALTIC’s remodelled level two gallery which explored and responded to the volume and architecture of the space.  Working with a combination of painting, welding and jewellery making techniques, the Manchester born artist drew out unexpected properties in material with a sculptural fluidity and lightness.

Founded in 1953, with its early achievements rooted in the European modernism of Le Corbusier and Berthold Lubetkin, Ryder continues to have an integrated approach, designing buildings which elegantly fuse form with function.

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