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Participatory public art commission at Davigdor Infants School, Hove

Deadline: November 22, 2011

Participatory public art commission at Davigdor Infants School, Hove    

£6,000 is offered for an artist-designed, interactive piece of play equipment for Davigdor Infant School in Hove.

Davigdor Infant School is a very popular and highly oversubscribed school in central Hove. The school recently became a four-form entry infant school and now has 360 children between 4-7 years of age. The school has a vibrant and highly culturally and linguistically diverse school community.

The commission calls for a permanent piece or series of pieces of play equipment to be installed in the school’s playground. This commission is the second phase of an ambitious redevelopment of the school’s outdoor space and is particularly aimed at children who have physical disabilities.

The commission calls for an inclusive structure or structures which should be multi-sensory in particular including movement, sound and/or textural elements that are interactive and can be accessed by all. It should take account of environmental and sustainability issues, using recycled materials as much as possible.

We want the piece to invite and inspire children and to encourage curiosity and investigation whilst also provoking creativity and imagination.

Community, access and participation are at the heart of the school’s work and any project must promote these values and we are looking for an individual/organisation who will be able to deliver this project in close collaboration with staff and pupils through a series of workshops with Reception (4-5 year old) and Year 1 (5 – 6 year old).

Deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Two site visits are offered at the school on:
Tuesday 8 November from 2-3pm and
Thursday 10 November 2-3pm

If you would like to attend either site visit please call Lucy Jefferies on (01273) 292536 or email [email protected] clearly stating which day you would like to attend.

For more information and to download the Artist's Brief and additional images, use the link below.

Davigdor Infant School website