Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. They work across a broad range of media including public art, publication, animation, performance and music. Their work is made in collaboration with other people and focuses on the relationship between society, culture and the natural world. They are interested in how nature is perceived through the lens of technology, folk art and other cultural mediation. Their projects aim to bring people together to collaborate in a hands-on way. These projects include animations where each participant paints an individual frame, a community shop stall with items for sale made by the local craft group and public artworks made in collaboration with the local community.
Recent public artwork includes a sculpture for Trumpington Meadows School, Cambridge, where they ran workshops with the pupils to make wax models based on birds found at the local bird reserve. The models were cast in bronze and attached to sculptural forms that the pupils helped design, which are located in the school playground.
They are currently working on a collaborative public artwork for Arnolfini and UWE Bristol, making a series of sculptures with students, staff and the local community that examine the forms and ecology of mosses and lichens. Juneau Projects have exhibited at venues including Tate Britain (UK), PS1 (USA), British Art Show 6 (Hayward Touring, UK), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Germany), Grizedale Arts (UK), IKON (UK), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Japan), Tatton Park Biennial (UK), Lismore Castle (Ireland), Stream Vermont (USA) and Hauser & Wirth Somerset (UK). Their public artworks are sited in Rhoose, Wales; Trumpington, Cambridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire and Pershore, Worcestershire. Their work is in collections including KPN and New Art Gallery Walsall.