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Public Art Commission Cheltenham

Deadline: January 22, 2015, 5:00 pm

Cheltenham Borough Council in partnership with Markey Group, wishes to commission an artist to develop two public art schemes in West Cheltenham. The sites for these works will be Gloucestershire College traffic island and King George V (KGV), Playing Fields. The commission is being funded through Section 106 funds relating to Markey's development of student accommodation on Devon Avenue, close to the proposed sites.

An artist is required to create imaginative and site-specific artworks for installation at the two, above-mentioned sites. It is anticipated that this commission will create an aesthetic intervention at each site, which appeals equally to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle users. The appointed artist's interventions will need to be sensitive to the different activities taking place at the two sites and to respect the built and natural environments in which they are installed.

It is possible that the appointed artist may wish to thematically link the work at the two sites,as long as common themes emerge from the community engagement process described below, although this is not a primary requirement of this brief. It will be the responsibility of the artist to work with the Project Panel to identify potential, appropriate locations for interventions within the KGV site.

This is an open brief, which it is hoped will attract a wide-ranging response from professional artists working in materials, which could include the following:

  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Wood
  • A/V Digital Technology
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Lighting

This commission could include the following, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Stand alone sculpture
  • Land form
  • Integrated aesthetics in the street scape / landscaping.
  • Audio / visual digital installation (as part of above interventions).

Budget and Fees:

The maximum overall budget for the project is £24,000 (exclusive of VAT, where applicable).

For more information download the full brief below.

Download KGV_GC241 Public Art Brief Final.pdf(864 KB)