Desire Lines: The Public Art of Tess Jaray

New Ridinghouse Publication

Anouncing the publication of Desire Lines: The Public Art of Tess Jaray.


Considering the dynamics of form, pattern and colour, Tess Jaray’s public art transforms its architectural surroundings with sequences of interlocking geometric shapes.


For over three decades, Jaray’s abstract painting has been complimented by a series of art projects that extends her investigation of space and perspective to the public sphere. Working primarily with materials such as brick, stone and metalwork, the choreographed forms of Jaray’s public squares are often held in an equilibrium of movement and stillness.


Drawing together ten of the artist’s important public commissions, the volume includes an essay by Charles Darwent that situates Jaray’s projects within the tradition of twentieth-century public art, an interview with the artist by Doro Globus, as well as historic statements by Richard Cork and Glyn Emrys, among others.


For further information, see the Ridinghouse website.



September 19, 2016