Friday 26 October 2012

Visiting Milton Keynes?

If you are passing through the city of roundabouts, Milton Keynes, then take a detour to the huge John Lewis store in The Centre:MK.

After seeing the impact of our Baobab tree, John Lewis thought it would be a great way of showcasing their selection of fabrics. The store in Milton Keynes was chosen as it has just gone through a complete refurbishment.

We installed the trees last night for the grand unveiling this weekend. They are located on the ground floor in the home furnishing department.

Saturday 1 September 2012

Pagoda for Hire

In a very rare turn for Pirate Technics, we have made something that doesn't burn...

This year for Shambala festival we built a pretty seating pagoda which featured a hypnotic sand pendulum at its heart.

So if anyone would like to hire it, then please get in touch.

Check out this silly video of us! Thanks Piers - it just goes on that little bit too long!

Monday 20 August 2012

Enormous Green Man for 2012

This year the sculpture for the Green Man festival stood at a whopping 15 metres tall. It took a team of 15 pirates 10 days to build.

He gazed merrily over the field, holding his cape around him as a shelter for those who ventured close.

Sunday 29 July 2012

Secret Garden Party 2012 Big Burn!

The Big Burn at Secret Garden Party 2012 was once again absolutely spectacular!

The fireworks were fantastic, firing from all over and around the lake illuminating our sculpture beautifully before the fire took hold to the soundtrack of Orbital on the main stage.

Thanks to all the crew who worked really hard through the mud to make this happen.

This photo is from the Secret Garden Party 2012 Gallery. Also check out our Secret Garden Party 2012 Flickr for more.

Wednesday 18 July 2012

The Secret Garden Party Lake Sculpture

Pirate Technics have completed the giant lake sculpture for The Secret Garden Party. The sculpture, entitled Ceremony through the Ages, is a vast construction of three heads and central tower dance floor.

Each head stands around 7 metres tall and features a ceremonial headdress, while the central platform is a two tiered dance floor.

Watch this space for more pictures and information to come!

Saturday 2 June 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Nottingham

Come join us at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham this bank holiday Monday, 4th June for the Nottingham Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations!

Beacons will be lit across the country for the event and Pirate Technics have built the beacon in the grounds of the house that will be burnt at 10:01 pm.

Saturday 26 May 2012

Under the Baobab Installation Complete

We have finally returned to Nottinghamshire from London, with our sculpture Under the Baobab successfully installed in front of the Hayward Gallery beside Waterloo bridge.

Pirate Technics are very pleased with how smoothly everything went and thanks go out to all our friends and family that came to see and support us while we were working long days.

We have since been featured on the BBC website's Day in Pictures and Yahoo Photos of the Day

Friday 25 May 2012

Media Attention for Under the Baobab

As the installation at the Southbank of the project Under the Baobab nears completion, the media arrived to take some pictures of the sculpture.

This is the article from page 4 of the London edition of the Metro, which appeared on Friday 25th May 2012.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Pirate Technics Feature on Secret Arts

Secret Arts is the new website from Secret Productions promoting art groups around the country that work at events for Secret Productions.

Check out the feature about Pirate Technics and the past sculpture projects that we have built for them.

There is an interview with Pirate Mike featuring questions about the Urban Fox project and it's subsequent re-housing to rural Cambridgeshire.

Friday 27 April 2012

Under the Baobab Update!

Work on Under the Baobab is progressing well. Check out part 2 of the stop motion capture from week 3 of the build.

Under the Baobab - part 2

Sunday 15 April 2012

Under the Baobab

The latest Pirate Technics project has begun! Under the Baobab is the huge new construction for the Southbank Centre's Festival of the World and will be visible all through this summer's London 2012 Olympic Games.

Check out the link to a video of our first couple of weeks work.

Under the Baobab - part 1

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Foxy on the TV again

PirateTechnic's straw fox sculpture, entitled Urban Fox, is featured in the new Ford television advert now airing across Europe. The advertisement features Urban Fox installed on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the Festival of Britain's Anniversary in 2011 on the South Bank, London.

Follow this link for the full feature (; a journey from Rome to Edinburgh on only 2 tanks of fuel. The advert captures the Lourve to represent Paris, then the drive over Waterloo Bridge to represent London. First we see the seven metre straw animal through the passenger's window then, from further along the bridge, we are shown the London Eye and Big Ben on the skyline. The journey north to Scotland is then shown by passing Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North.

This is the second time Susan the fox has been on prime-time television, after being featured by the BBC in 'The Culture Show' last year. She has since been moved to the site of a major music festival where she shall continue to inspire those who see her. We do however plan to get her into the spirit of festival season by dressing her up in fancy dress for the event itself.