‘Ocular Gate’ was a major public art project that Dallas had with Barratt Homes of Bristol UK and South Gloucestershire Council in 2008. The projects’ aim was to produce a piece of work that would unite the two housing estates (1900-2008-9) through a collective and historical time line. The work was an amalgamation of events, historical reference and community involvement. The two pictures show the sculpture being delivered from the Black Isle Foundry, Inverness, Scotland and the sculpture in place in the housing estate in 2011.
With the unfortunate situation in the world currently doesn't permit free movement of individuals, it also makes the movement of sculptures more difficult, as their creators cannot be present when the sculptures are set up. As a result, more and more events, exhibitions and festivals are postponed or cancelled entirely. Through this challenge, we wish to overcome the current limitations and enable the artists to enter already installed sculptures into our Sculpture Line exhibition, so that even more people can see and enjoy them.