About the Artwork

I’M STAYING is a neon sculpture which was originally commissioned in 2014. The sculpture travelled around the city of Bristol, UK moving quarterly for two and a half years, with each location determined by the Bristol public voting online and suggesting new locations. The I’M STAYING project has since expanded and produced multiple artworks, including prints, screen-printed t-shirts, stamped currency, videos, photography, surveys and paintings. Each of these pieces attempts to explore the varying discourse generated from the neon and its movements. The artist will be developing new works while the sculpture resides in Leadenhall Market.

Year: 2014

Artist Interview


Copyright the artist Courtesy of the Artist and Bristol Biennial, Photo: © Nick Turpin




550 x 20 x 80 cm

Artist Biography

Shaun C. Badham

Shaun C Badham lives in Essex and graduated in 2017 from the MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. His long-term projects I’M STAYING and MORNING have both been presented nationally. MORNING has included MORNING Victoria Park and King Edward Centre, 2016, MORNING Publication Launch at Focal Point Gallery, 2016; MORNING Moon Probe Launch, 2017; MORNING MFA Degree Show, 2017 and group show Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, South Kiosk presented at Kestle Barton, Cornwall, 2017. I’M STAYING has included I’M STAYING Survey Paintings (solo show) at Annka Kultys Gallery, 2016 and I’M STAYING neon at The Old Bookshop, 2016; The Island, 2016; Hamilton House, 2015; Knowle West Media Centre, 2015; Redgrave Theatre, 2015; Bristol Folkhouse (Bristol Biennial 2014) and Arnolfini, 2014.