Will Rea - @willustration.co.uk - Illustrator
In october 2019, I was commissioned to design and install a piece of public art at Orchard Square shopping centre in Sheffield.
This was my first large scale public artwork commission and it was project managed by myself.
To access the 50ft facade I used fixed scaffoling, the use of cherry pickers was ruled out due to the access onto the first floor balcony.
The mural was all painted by hand using brushes and rollers in Valspar masonry paint.
Content: Andrew Bainbridge + Will Rea | Music: Only Real - Get It On
MORE INFORMATION AND PROFFESIONAL MAKING OF VIDEO FILMED AND EDITED BY ANDREW BAINBRIDGE COMING SOON!
Read the article from local press, The sheffield star, here
I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING COMMISSIONED TO INSTALL A PIECE OF ARTWORK IN
SHEFFIELD'S ICONIC VENUE THE LEADMILL. THE MURAL SITS ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL OVERLOOKING THE DANCEFLOOR.
EACH PANEL OF THE WORK ENCAPSULATES SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE LEADMILL SPIRIT AND IT'S PLACE IN SHEFFIELD.
THE WORK NODS TO THEIR LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, AND CLUB NIGHTS, AS WELL AS THEIR HERITAGE AS A VENUE ABOUT TO CELEBRATE ITS 40TH BIRTHDAY!
Watch the reveal video below:
20 Frame animation showing how a 4 stroke engine functions
ANIMATED GIF SENT AS A THANK YOU CARD TO EVERYONE I SPOKE TO IN LONDON DURING THE D&AD NEW BLOOD FESTIVAL
35 x 50CM // 2 COLOUR HAND-PULLED SCREENPRINT
FEDRIGONI FREELIFE VELLUM 270GSM
LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED
EMBOSSED WITH APG CHOP
"FLYING MACHINES" 2017
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE FROM MY ETSY: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/willustrationcouk
I am an Illustration student currently studying at Sheffield Hallam University. Inspired by the theme 'Up There' I have illustrated a series of Flying Machines, representing a personal homage to the history of humanities crazy obsession with flying. The examples in my design are imaginary, who knows if they would ever work in real life?
EXPLODED VIEW SHOPPING TROLLEY
POSTER DESIGN FOR SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT CINEMA, THE SHOWROOM
FUNNY FORTNIGHTS SEASON POSTERS
STONER & CULT COMEDY:
SILENT & SLAPSTICK COMEDY:
TO CELEBRATE 175 YEARS OF SHEFFIELD INSTITUTE OF ARTS,
GEO LAW, SIOBAHN ONEILL AND MYSELF WERE COMISSIONED TO
CREATE A SERIES OF MURALS TO BE INSTALLED IN THE HEAD POST OFFICE BUILDING AT SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
BELOW ARE THE DESIGNS AND SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MURAL
PRINT ROOM EXPERIMENTS
COPPER PLATE ETCHING AND INK RELIEF PRINT
UNOFFICIAL ALTERNATE ARTWORK FOR PIXIES - DOOLITTLE
SHEFFIELD REPORTAGE ILLUSTRATION
DOCUMENTING THE DEVELOPMENT ACROSS SHEFFIELD FROM THE OLD CASTLE MARKET TO THE NEW MOOR MARKET
ARTWORK FOR AMBER ARCADES - WHICH WILL
MOSS / AMBER ARCADES | WESTERN SOUTHEAST / WHICH WILL
7" SPLIT SINGLE
RELEASE DATE: 30th March 2017
POSTER DESIGN FOR AMBER ARCADES UK TOUR JANUARY 2017