This mural consists of 30 individually ceramic tiles made by different individuals including some by Jack himself. All representing and depicting animal species that are in mass decline or at the brink of extinction due to human activity.
In conjunction with the Michael Aldrich Collection, Jack developed this project with the idea to create an inclusive piece that would effectively work together as one singular impacting artwork. Two workshops were held. One at Widening Participation into the Arts Conference held at The University of Brighton 2018 and the second at Jacks very own studio in the heart of Brighton.
In these workshops Jack shared his artistic inspiration and motivation, demonstrations of techniques in clay were given to the participants and the once blank canvas tiles took shape into striking animate objects. Fired and then bought back together as one.
This piece is now part of The Aldrich Collection.
British Wildlife Sensory Tile Mural
In the summer of 2019 Jack Durling worked with the Blind Veterans UK to create the British Tiled Wildlife Mural. This comprises of 117 individually hand made tiles by Jack that fit together in a honey comb formation.
The tiles were made in his workshop in Brighton and later transported to the site in Ovingdean Brighton. Where they were then modelled and printed upon with organic materials.
Being an organisation that helps rehabilitate those with life changing visual impairment the British Wildlife Tiled Mural project was designed to meet the needs of its members. This piece became a very communal piece seeing members, staff and volunteers all involved in the making of the work.
Tactile in nature this piece is the largest project Jack has developed to date. It will be housed permanently in their RHS award winning sensory garden. Adorning the inner walls of the garden. It is bright in it celadon colour pallet specifically to help assist with differentiate between the tiles.