English Electric
Jim Speers
Collection: Wallace Paramount Awards

Jim Speers is the winner of the Paramount Award for his work “English Electric"”. Speers says of this work “I want to rekindle those warm feelings that you get as night is falling and you’re walking towards the fish and chips shop and you see the neon light and think “Oh, that’s a nice sign”. Speers describes his work as “the banal … the random sequence of memory … unimportant things … what I see at my feet … or some small thing you may see walking into a house, you know, at the corner of your vision, like light coming through a ranch-slider door”.The Paramount Award winner receives $35,000 for a six-month residency in the U.K.residency in association with the Link Foundation with airfares, and a bronze trophy by leading New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer.

Winner of the 2006 Paramount Award
English Electric
Acrylic, Vinyl & Fluorescent Light (Light Box)
1350 x 1350 x 220
Collection of the James Wallace Arts Trust

English Electric