by Steve Messam
a photo essay on the temporary installation in a remote landscape in County Durham. UK

19th July - 4th August 2019

‘Hush’ was a temporary art installation in the remote landscape of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, County Durham, UK. Over 600 large saffron-yellow flags fill a man-made scar in the landscape bringing colour, sound and movement to transform this former industrial feature.

At 370m long, 50m wide and 45m at its highest point, ‘Hush’ would dwarf the vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern and is the length of almost four football pitches. Over 5km of fabric was used to make the artwork.

Over the 16 days in the summer of 2019 thousands of people trekked to this remote corner of the North Pennines in all weather to experience this unique artwork.

36 pp / 149mm x 210mm
Soft cover
36pp full colour
covers - 350gsm, text - 150gsm uncoated stock
Digitally printed in the UK
Biodegradable clear wrapper

Numbered edition of 50


All images © Steve Messam 2019

Published by FoldPress. December 2019