Band Stand

Detail of a brass band jacket made from recycled paper maps of the UK
Brass band hat featuring a giant feather made from paper and map materials
Paper brass band uniforms suspended from a circular metal structure
Paper brass band uniforms displayed on a circular metal structure

Band Stand was a Brass Pitch visual art commission for Durham Brass International Festival that set out to challenge perceptions and understanding of brass music through exploring its historical and contemporary social contexts.

The installation was inspired by the band stands and brass band uniforms of the Victorian era. Life size paper military uniforms formed a sculptural construction celebrating the union of community through the brass band movement. The costumes were made from paper cloth maps to symbolise the expansion in geographical travel that accompanied the brass band movement. The work was exhibited in Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham.

Image credits

BAND STAND, 2012, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, Visual arts installation

Photos: Courtesy of Cabinet of Curiosity Studio


Locomotion, Durham Brass International Festival, County Durham, UK June 2012