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Artist commission, Eastleigh Borough Council

Deadline: April 20, 2012, 12:00 pm

Artist commission, Eastleigh Borough Council
West End Village Centre, Hampshire

Eastleigh Borough Council are looking to appoint a lead artist to create a new gateway feature for West End Village Centre. The work will form part of an on-going project to establish a trail that celebrates the heritage of West End, in particular the inspirational and interesting characters that lived there.

Aims of public art project:

  • To create a piece to mark the entrance point to the village centre and provide interest for drivers, pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists who use the routes;
  • To produce a vision document that facilitates the introduction of further smaller artworks into the village;
  • To update and improve access to the history of West End Village and emphasise the distinctive qualities of the area;
  • To create opportunities for the local community to be involved in the design of their environment, increasing a sense of civic pride and community ownership;
  • To contribute to the quality of life in the village through good design and high quality surroundings.

A budget of £15,000 + VAT is available for this commission.  The budget is to cover all fees, consultation/community workshops, materials, fabrication, delivery, installation, consultant fees and expenses.

Deadline for submission for notes of interest: midday 20th April 2012

Click here to download a full artist's brief