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Tinsley Art Project Commission

Deadline: January 28, 2016, 5:00 pm

Sheffield City Council have announced a new commission is for a major public artwork in the Tinsley Locks / Blackburn Meadows area of Sheffield with a total fixed budget for design and realisation of £450,000.

It is an opportunity to create a significant work that is integral to the process of change in an area that was once the heart of Sheffield’s heavy industry and is now a home for post-industrial biodiversity where otters and kingfishers can be seen. Tinsley, and this location in particular, is a meeting place of systems of road, rail and water and power and waste and is vital to the functioning of the city. It is rich with history and promise for the future. Whilst the project is complex the brief is open and the commissioners are looking for a unique, creative and thrilling approach that is engaging and transformative.

Through the tender process artists are asked to put forward their approach to the project, rather than a design, which will develop, in the design stage, through the selected artist’s understanding of the possibilities and realities of the area.

The application process is open to all and applications are sought from artists, artist teams, creative individuals and organisations. An artist will be selected to undertake the design and then, depending on the nature of the work, be closely involved in its realisation.

The closing date for applications is the 28th of January 2016.

For more information and to download the full brief click here.

Tinsley Viaduct

Tinsley Viaduct