© Joana Vasconcelos, SPA/ DACS 2024. Image credit: Allan Pollok-Morris, Owen Humphreys

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'Gateway' is an artwork integrated within a fully functioning swimming pool and landscaped garden. The pool is nine-metres in diameter and is made up of vibrant, hand-painted, Portuguese tiles.

'Gateway' draws inspiration from the ley lines that are said to intersect at the site of Jupiter Artland. These ley lines are believed by some to channel earthly energy, connecting sacred and spiritual sites across the world.

Vasconcelos has incorporated patterns from her own astrological chart into the design of the artwork, which is made up of 11,366 hand-painted and glazed tiles, crafted using traditional methods at a 100-year-old factory in Vasconcelos' native Portugal. Each tile is one of a kind and was developed by Viúva Lamego and Atelier Joana Vasconcelos; the final result is a vast communal labour and celebration of the intricacies and social-political associations of the act of craftsmanship.

Jupiter Artland







screen-printed tiles, bricks, yew trees, boxwood, beech, Portuguese laurel, steel gates & ceramic fountain

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