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Moville Shore Green, Public Art Commission

Deadline: April 27, 2015, 12:00 pm

Moville and District Family Resource Centre seeks expressions of interest from experienced and suitably qualified artists or design teams in developing a new public artwork.

Moville and District Family Resource Centre applied for funding under the Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme to develop a piece of public art that would reflect and crystallise the local populations perception of their district as a border town. As a first phase of the project Moville FRC brought together a local steering group to help manage the project.  Artist Mhairi Sutherland was recruited to carry out community consultation with a wide range of local groups including cross community, different age groups and cross border groups.

The consultation process sought to identify what is important to people living in Moville and District, what they feel should be embodied in a piece of art that will be there permanently.  Through the consultation process and the conversations that took place among the groups people came to have a better understanding of differing points of view, different histories, different aspirations and we hope that this deeper understanding is reflected in the outcome of the process.

The artist presented a comprehensive report on her consultation to the steering group.  It was agreed that ‘The Flow of the Foyle’ was the theme most open to artistic interpretation. The preferred location for the public art is The Shore Walk (along the Bath Green), Moville.

The total budget available for the artwork is up to £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) subject to funding. For full details download the brief below.

Download Moville artist brief.pdf(342 KB)