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Transported: Waste Truck Commission

Deadline: April 7, 2015, 5:00 pm

As part of their ongoing Haulage project, Transported is working in partnership with Boston Borough Council to commission an artist or designer for a venture that will transport art across Boston Borough using the council’s Waste Trucks as a canvas.

In 2014, Transported worked with Lincolnshire based food and haulage company FreshLinc to commission artist Alisha Miller to design artwork for ten of their lorries. The project included an extensive amount of consultation with local people and also with FreshLinc staff. The final designs Alisha has created depict the ‘everyday’ landscapes of Lincolnshire, revealing and highlighting their unique beauty. The first wrapped lorry was launched in London in Parliament in July 2014. The remaining nine lorries are in the process of being wrapped and will be revealed in spring 2015.

Transported are now working in partnership with Boston Borough Council to use their six waste collection trucks as a set of blank canvases for another unique collection of artwork. These six designs will be seen by the residents of Boston Borough on a regular basis as refuse collections take place.

This commission has just been released, requiring an artist or designer to create a collection of six inspirational and original designs reflecting at least one of the themes of culture, landscape or communities of Boston Borough. The brief is completely open about the approach on how to do this, inviting artists and designers to come up with dynamic and original suggestions.

To download a full brief for the project or to get more information on this commission click here, or alternatively call Lucy Lumb on 07834520958.

The deadline for all Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Tuesday the 7th of April 2015.