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Haulage: Transported ‘Carrier’ Commission

Deadline: April 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Transported is seeking an artist or designer to create a series of up to 10 artworks that will be reproduced in vinyl wraps on articulated lorry trailers. These designs will be inspired by the people, the landscape or the ‘place’ of Boston Borough and South Holland and will travel around Lincolnshire, The UK and Europe.

Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in South Holland and Boston Borough enjoying the arts and participating in arts activities. It is managed by artsNK and funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

The Commission

“The Lincolnshire landscape has been drawn by transport routes; railways and rivers slicing through the fields, linking up communities (or not) and roman roads that carry the lorries that transport millions of tons of food to and from Europe."

For its first Haulage commission, Transported are working in partnership with Lincolnshire based haulage and food company FreshLinc to create 10 artworks to be represented as vinyl trailer wraps on trucks that will deliver goods throughout the UK and Europe. These designs must reflect at least one of the themes of the culture, landscape or communities of South Holland and Boston Borough and by doing this, provide high quality art and innovation to drive forward ambition and create a sense of place within the community.

The district of South Holland and the Borough of Boston are situated in South East Lincolnshire in the unique Fenland landscape, bordered to the east by marshland and the vast seascapes of the Wash. The principle industries of agriculture, horticulture and food processing have extensive trade links with continental Europe and the Baltic. It was identified through the Active People survey as being amongst the areas of the country where fewest adults engage with the arts.

The concept of using lorries to carry art inspired by Lincolnshire around Europe received considerable attention in the development stage of the project. This gave Transported an identity and profile, and is a potential route to developing a European profile and new projects. This will establish links between rural communities and their cultural issues, needs and opportunities.

A series of 10 different, but complimentary artworks will be created and subsequently printed on vinyl trailer wraps on 10 FreshLinc Trailers with the following dimensions: Exterior length - 13600mm, Overall height - 4170mm, Exterior Width - 2600mm

These designs will need to incorporate the trailer identity number and ATP registration number. More details of this will be provided to commissioned artist. Logos will also need to be included on the rear of the trailer

The deadline for all expressions of interest is 9am Monday 28th April 2014

For more information please download the full brief below.

Download Haulage-Carrier-Commission-Brief-2014.pdf(450 KB)