Artist David Ward was appointed to contribute to the refurbishment of Friar Street, one of Reading's main shopping streets. Working in partnership with a landscape architect, Ward developed proposals for a commission which takes inspiration from Reading's connection with eminent 19th century architect Sir John Soane, as well as reflecting aspects of the local architecture. Completed in 2005, Dwelling consists of a series of illuminated handmade coloured glass panels installed in upper windows running the length of Friar Street. These are counterpointed by the lighting of two existing stained glass windows in significant buildings at either end of Friar Street - Greyfriar's Church and the Waterhouse-designed Town Hall.
Photographs by Rod Dorling