Pontefract Giants (2021)

Public art installation, Pontefract, UK

As night fell on the weekend of the Autumn Equinox, a ring of trees on top of Pontefract Castle transformed into ancestral giants, in an vast audiovisual art installation that told a 300,000 yearlong story of the entangled relationship between humanity and nature. Pontefract Giants was created by Matthew Rosier and James Bulley, with the poetic narrative written by Daisy Lafarge, performed by Annabel Scholey, and was the result of a 6-month collaboration with residents of Pontefract - over thirty of whom featured as projected giants. The project was commissioned by Wakefield Council with support from Arts + Heritage and Arts Council England.


Artists: Matthew Rosier & James Bulley
Poetry: Daisy LeFarge
Narrator: Annabel Scholey
Commissioned by: Wakefield Council
Supported by: Art + Heritage