Visions and Projects

A selection of work from his public commissions and competition projects, providing insights into his aims, exemplifying his life-long enterprise to breakdown ‘the isolation between each creative field’ and to celebrate the environment. Some of the work is from Visions and Projects touring exhibition which launched at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Yorks 1997.

Vision of the city


Detail of decorative feature, Londresco Ltd.

Francis won the public art commission, launched by The British Transport Dock Board, to created an International Sundial and Commemorative Area at Port Talbot Docks, Wales.

Competition Project: vision for South Terminal Gatwick Airport Arrivals, ceiling design showing colour coated standard modular suspended and kinetic roofing and cladding panels, 1990.

Air Event, Liverpool School Of Architecture, 4m x 25cm inflatable plastic tubes, group exhibition 1970

Competition Projects:

Intasun, Bromley Kent, lobby model, Sun 4m stainless steel relief position to catch and reflect the light,1984.

Vision for Lewisham Station, London.

Commission: decorative panel for the lobby of Londresco Ltd. food processing company, stainless steel panel incorporated tin lids used in the factory, 1983.

Littlewoods Competition,  maquette for kinetic sculpture.


Port Talbot Earthwork and Commemorative Sundail 1970


Design for South Terminal, Gatwick


Competition Project:  Flow was a response to an open call for artists to re-envision an underused part of Brighton Seafront. ArtsLab Inc., was formed by the Carr family, who collaborated on this project. Drawing on Francis’s experience, the design used coloured brick with decorative features such as mosiac, and paving stones containing poems, to create a flowing space in which to relax. Emulating the curves of sea and in sympathy with the existing walkways and sea front, it offered cozy places to sit, trails to follow, look out points facing the sea and fun areas for play.


Flow, Brighton Sea Front

Flow was shortlisted and runner up for Phase 7, Brighton Seafront public art commission 2000, model by A.Carr.

Commission: Gnome was commissioned by Lee Valley Regional Parks Authority to stand at the entrance to Covent Garden Flower Festival 2000 to promote The Lee Valley Park regeneration project for Gun Powder Park. Gnome’s are guardians of the earth and the living grass sculpture proved a poplar tourist attraction. Francis worked in collaboration with his daughter on the project.


Gnome by Francis and Andrea Carr 2000