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Artists Commission for Hughenden Manor

Deadline: May 16, 2014

Hogarth Productions is seeking an artist (or artists’ group) to create a series of sculptures to be placed in the parkland of Hughenden Manor.

The parkland, attached to Hughenden Manor is freely accessible all year round and is used by those visiting the manor as well as walkers who are just using the parkland. Set in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the National Trust property was previously the country house of Benjamin Disraeli, before playing a significant role in World War 2 as a centre for mapping. The parkland was also regularly used as a source of wood for the once dominant High Wycombe furniture trade.

The works, to be placed in the park only, should encourage visitors to Hughenden Manor to explore the parkland as well as engaging those who are only visiting the park. Although a broad approach can be taken to the work, artists should be able to demonstrate how it relates to Hughenden, either through its history, or as a response to its physical setting.

The artist is required to make four or five sculptures, and whilst not permanent, they will need the durability to last for four months. They should be clearly visible so that people can engage them from a distance as well as close up.

May 16th: Applications close.
May 20th: Artist Selected
July 1st: Works to be installed
October 31st: Works to be removed

£4,000 to include all fees, materials, expenses and VAT.
To be paid in three stages:
25% on appointment
50% on installation
25% on completion of project

To apply:
Please send an outline on how you would approach the commission and what form the artwork would take. (Approx 1 side of A4) Please also include details of your practice, links / images of previous work and a CV. Please submit your applications less than 2mb in size electronically to Edmund Harcourt: [email protected] marking the subject as ‘Hughenden’

Hughenden Manor
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/
Address: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4LA