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Public Art installation at Kidwells Estate, Maidenhead

Deadline: June 17, 2013

An artist with a track record of working within a public realm context is sought to deliver a commission that will form a focal piece of public art within a new residential development in the heart of Maidenhead.

One Housing Group (OHG), working with contractor Wates Living Space, are regenerating their residential estate at Kidwells Close in Maidenhead to provide
modern replacement dwellings for their existing tenants who currently live there, as well as dwellings for sale to new residents. As part of the new landscaped public realm within the development, OHG is proposing a piece of public art. The location of the piece will enable it to act as a focal point when viewed from the entrance to the site, terminating the vista to the west and providing a Wayfinding marker for residents and visitors. The piece will also be integrated into the overall landscape scheme within the development and will encourage dwell time, provide a meeting place or a place for contemplation. It may take also act as an information point.

The concept for the piece is ‘Regeneration’, expressing the coming together of an existing community and its new members within a new vibrant and quality shared environment that re-engages the site into the wider townscape.

The artwork should sit in context both within the development and have a relationship to the broader townscape when viewed from Cookham Road to the east and from within Kidwells Park to the south.

Interested and experienced artists are invited to respond with an expression of interest to Katherine Mann, Director of Peter Taylor Associates Ltd architects, by 17th June 2013. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to [email protected]

Up to three artists will be shortlisted. These artists will be informed w/c 8th July 2013 and offered a site visit, then selected for a presentation/interview which will take place w/c 12th August 2013. The shortlisted artists will be offered a fee of £1000 each to research and present outline design options. At interview, shortlisted artists will be asked to provide a broad breakdown of fees, costs and time, a response to the brief and outline design ideas shown in context.

Peter Taylor Associates Ltd
The Roller Mill, Mill Lane,
Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AA
Tel: 01825 768377 Fax: 01825 765752
web: www.ptal.co.uk

Artist expression of interest deadline: 17th June 2013

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