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Public Art Commission, British Waterways

Deadline: September 19, 2011

Ribble Link Public Art Commission Opportunity

In 2002 the highly prestigious Millennium Ribble Link was opened by British Waterways. It was the first new navigation to be built in England since the Manchester Ship Canal in the 19th century, and finally connected the Lancaster Canal to the rest of the inland waterway network, providing an additional 41 miles of lock free sailing through rural countryside and allowing access to historic structures such as Glasson Dock and the Lune Aqueduct.

As part of the construction works, a number of arts and interpretation projects were delivered to animate Savick Brook and the lower part of the Lancaster Canal. These features combined the historical importance of the canal with contemporary issues, and engaged local community groups with the unique industrial heritage of the canal system.

A total sum of £30,000 is available for a striking new piece of public art to add to the existing arts and interpretation trails.

The future artwork is intended to be permanent, and should be robust and durable, whilst kept in-keeping with the environment. The piece should reflect the history and diversity of the canal, and will be situated adjacent to the canal basin that is also the junction of the Lancaster Canal and the Ribble Link Navigation in Cottam, off Tom Benson Way.

In order to receive a full written brief please direct enquiries to: Stephen Higham, Enterprise Manager at British Waterways, E-mail: [email protected]

Closing date: Monday 19 September 2011

Visit www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/public-art-commission-27/