MORNING is a long-term art project with artist Shaun C Badham that attempts to identify the correlation between a series of climbing frames, designed in the 1970s & situated in Victoria Park, Laindon, with the area’s inclusion in the Basildon New Town experiment, and their simultaneous periods of change. When peeling back the layers of history that can be found in Victoria Park one can begin to learn about Basildon– from the Plotlands to the New Town experiment.

MORNING’s aims are to consider this history while setting out to save and restore the park’s heritage climbing frames, giving them a new lease of life by painting them in a UV sensitive paint, so when a UV torch is shone on them at night, they will glow. The project was funded by Arts Council England and Basildon Council.

A publication for MORNING is available to buy here, with an interview between myself and Shaun C Badham as well as a commissioned text by Stephanie Sutton. Please see below for a selection of images. 


For more information please see Shaun C Badham's website:

photo credit: Shaun C Badham