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Public Art Comissions for Poole, Dorset

Deadline: March 11, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Living with a Changing Coast (LiCCo) project led by the Environment Agency in Partnership with the Borough of Poole Arts Service and Wave Arts Education / SoundStorm Music Education team, are seeking to appoint an artist, or collaboration of artists, to undertake a commission focused on sea level rise. This commission is being funded by the LiCCo project through two of its partners, the Environment Agency and National Trust.

Supplementary funding has been made available from WAVE Arts Education Agency. This looks to build on a SoundStorm/Cultural Hub project called ‘These Shrinking Isles’, which explored potential challenges for diverse coastal communities in the UK from climate change. That project linked young people and musicians in Bournemouth/Poole with coastal communities in the Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebrides

An artist or artists' collaboration is sought, to create an imaginative and site-specific artwork for the public realm, on land within the Borough of Poole adjacent to Poole Harbour. The artwork is being commissioned as a timeless, permanent intervention for the site (once identified). It will need to have at its heart the concept of change and shift in relation to climate, particularly focused on sea level rise reflecting past, present and future rise indicating the recent increasing trend, predictions, prevailing uncertainty and future local impact on a global conce

The project will run until September 2014. The engagement programme for the Poole Harbour site includes exhibitions, presentations, community reminiscence and future scenario events, coastal change walks and the development of an educational package for 7-13 year olds.

It is anticipated that this public art commission will run partially in parallel with these other activities - but will be completed before the end of July 2014 - and have carefully considered and tailored cross-over with them. The Environment Agency’s Principal Engagement Officer will serve as the primary contact during the research and development stages of this commission.

For more information or download the full brief please see the attachment below.

Download Living with a Changing Coast - Artist Brief.pdf(247 KB)