Survivalist was a response to the continued threat of demolition to Greyfriars Bus Station in Northampton. The intention was to make it appear that the building was somehow attempting to brace itself and possibly even save a part of itself from the demolition.
To achieve this a structure was built that appeared to have grown out of the side of a disused unit in the area beneath the station concourse. The structure was made from materials found in and around the station and painted to match the unit.
Special thanks to Naomi Haigh, Hilary Stone, Alan at Mansells, Jewsons, Alan Craggs, Shawn and all the staff at Greyfriars Bus Station, and Trevor Pitt.
’Rich was able to turn a potentially provocative and difficult project into a successful and challenging piece that delighted, enthused and provoked audiences visiting the gallery space.’