The Empress Ballroom Blackpool
The Empress ballroom re-creation was a major project The commission by Tristan Sharpe of Dreamthinkspeak was to build a model of the Ballroom with the back blown out as if by a wrecking ball. As with the previous Production in Shoreditch London, a video screen would be placed here and run throughout the show. Research began with the long journey to Blackpool from London where I would take 100s of reference photographs, sketches and measurements. I researched barrel vault ceiling systems. There are a wide variety of techniques used here. The photos here show some of the work in progress I hope to give a more detailed account of the making of this model in the near future.