Artist creates walk-through triangular prism to offer a spectrum of colours in Manchester

Manchester-based artist Liz West has created a brand new art installation for the city's Spinningfields district – entitled Through No. 3 – a six-metre long triangular prism which visitors can walk through and enjoy their surroundings through a spectrum of colours.

Hot from her major commission An Additive Mix at National Media Museum, Bradford and a Bursary Award from the Royal British Society of Sculptors, West’s latest installation continues her exploration of colour and light as primary materials for her work. The walk-through structure will encourage visitors to literally look at their surroundings in a different light.

West explains: "Making your way inside the multi-coloured corridor through either side of the structure, visitors will see the world around them transformed by saturate colour. The coloured barrier between the outside and inside will create a multi-coloured striped cloak and distortion in an array of different hues, transforming the usual colourations and appearance of the outside environment."

Working across a variety of mediums, West creates vivid environments with the aim of provoking a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can evoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. Her intuitive and often playful approach to making sculpture and art installations leads to visually-rich works that viewers cannot fail but to be drawn into.

Through No. 3 was commissioned by Castlefield Gallery, working in partnership with Allied London. For more information about West, visit

Via direct submission | Main image by Adam Pester Photography & all other images by MDP Photography


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