Rise and Fall – Lulu Quinn (2007)


Entitled Rise and Fall, the artwork takes the form of a 6m high glass and stainless steel arch. It is designed to create a new focus, meeting point and dynamic viewing platform onto the Riverside.

A sophisticated programme of over 10,000 small LED lights randomly rise and fall within the arch. It can also remain quiet at times and not illuminate at all. The arch itself appears to wobble, fall down and rebuild itself regularly; creating a visual effect that can be seen from both sides of the river.

Artist Lulu Quinn has been working closely with her production team including lighting engineers Global Design Solutions, glass specialists, Fineline aluminum and glass and steel fabricator, Mayflower Engineering.