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Making the Abercrombie Awards
Every three years Plymouth City Council hosts the awards to celebrate the role of architects, designers and building companies in shaping the city. The awards, which were named after the architect responsible for the plan to rebuild Plymouth after the Blitz, takes a look at a huge range of work from small conversions and projects to transform open spaces to multi-million pound housing or business projects.
Working with Plymouth’s Karst Gallery
We were approached by Plymouth-based contemporary art Producer Vickie Fear to assist artist Claire Fontaine and the Karst Gallery in the production of the artwork ‘UK (Burnt /Unburnt)’ which formed part of the Exhibition ‘We The People Are The Work’. They wanted a large map of the UK, that would span four 8ft by 4ft flameproof mdf sheets and consist of 58.000 holes! Vicky explained that the plan was each of the holes would hold and a match and that during the private view of the work these would be lit! 58000 match sized holes is no problem for our large 8ft by 4ft CNC router, we set to work preparing the cutting file and then started machining.
Fab Lab Plymouth at the Tate
Fab Lab Plymouth’s contributed to the Factory Settings Tate Exchange event by working with PCA artists to create installations and artworks to respond to artist Clare Twomey’s theme of production.
Get inspired by the past projects that have occurred at Fab Lab Plymouth, and discover the current projects.
Through hackathons, artist residencies, boundary blurring student collabs and more, our lab helps the freshest ideas become a reality.View all Projects
Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer
DeltaWASP 20 40 3D Printer
3D Colour Printer
3D Printer Ultimaker
Our Fab Lab includes high-tech 2D and 3D digital equipment that can be found in the best labs across the world.View all Resources