Saatchi Online Artists at the Big Chill Festival

As part of this year’s Big Chill Festival in the UK, Saatchi Online will be presenting seven emerging artists who will transform the Festival’s Art Trail, turning it into a visual wonderland for both day and night.

Oliver Beer will show a film from his Resonance Project, an ongoing series of works that turns buildings into giant architectural instruments, using the human voice to force them to resound at their natural resonant frequencies. Suki Chan will present her film Interval II, which juxtaposes a cast-iron pier in Northwest England with a roundhouse in Southeast China, and follows the mesmerising swarms of migrating starlings

Oliver Beer


Mimi Norrgren will perform two site-specific works testing the limits of her physical endurance. Katie Louise Surridge will create a large-scale sculpture out of found objects scavenged from the streets of London. Elizabeth Jordan will present an immersive installation projection, creating a three-dimensional optical illusion that challenges a viewer’s capacity to perceive visually. Susie Olczak and Rachel Wilson will be creating new immersive installations, playing with light, our spatial surroundings and optical illusion.


Mimi Norrgren


Katie louise Surridge

Also at the Big Chill for the first time will be Art Ping Pong. The Saatchi Gallery has commissioned four bespoke tables by some of the UK’s leading artists – Ron Arad, Gavin Turk, Richard Woods and Jim Lambie – for festival goers to play on.

Ron Arad is an artist, architect, designer and avid ping pong player, best known for his sculptural furniture and innovative work within the fields of architecture and design. Glasgow-based Jim Lambie was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize and uses ordinary materials to create vibrant sculptural installations, working with brightly coloured vinyl, transforming the existing architecture. Richard Woods is internationally acclaimed for his temporary makeovers, creating alternative realities for interiors, exteriors and everyday objects. Since the early 1990s Gavin Turk has been making sculpture and installations that deal with issues of value, authenticity and identity.

Elizabeth Jordan


Susie Olczak


Rachel Wilson


Suki Chan


Following their appearance at The Big Chill this year, the ping pong tables will be auctioned in the autumn with all proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Both projects have been curated by Rebecca Wilson, Associate Director, Saatchi Gallery, London.

Big Chill Festival Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, UK 4 – 7 August 2011


About the author

Rebecca Wilson
In May 2006, Rebecca Wilson brought her expertise from 14 years in book and art magazine publishing to the Saatchi Gallery, where she launched an online daily magazine for the gallery's expanding website. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists. The prize is run in the UK with Channel 4 and will be launch in North America in 2011. As well as working on Saatchi Online, she is Associate Director of the Saatchi Gallery in London. Prior to joining The Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters.


  1. Project M says:

    Very interesting project!

  2. Love says:

    But where is the ‘climate art “?


    We gotta stop climate change


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