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Public Art in Old Kiln Lakes, Chinnor

Deadline: March 2, 2016, 9:00 am

An artist is sought to create wooden sculptures, information boards and benches around the play area and public areas within the new housing development in Chinnor.

South Oxfordshire District Council encourages developers to utilise s106 contribution opportunity to benefit the overall design of the buildings and public spaces created. The current policy for public art is set out in the Supplementary Planning Guidelines for the 2006 local plan. Public art is always publicly visible, bespoke for the given location and made by a professional artist.

An artist is required to deliver part of the public art funded through S106 developer contributions for the Old Kiln Lakes development in Chinnor.

Aims of the commission

  • To design and make unique interactive wooden sculptures to be located in the play area and suitable for children to interact with
  • To design and make bespoke wooden seating/benches for the play area and other locations on site
  • To design and create craved information panels for the play area


  • Create unique and distinctive feature that is of high quality: work which is durable and easy to maintain and which integrates with the functional requirements of the immediate area.
  • Strengthens the personality and identity of the development, in an innovative and engaging way, responsive to local flora and fauna, history, stories and the landscape;
  • Provides an enjoyable focal point for residents and visitors, especially children

Budget £30,000

Deadline 2nd March 2016

For more information download the full brief below.

Download OKL benches and play area - Artists brief.pdf(89 KB)