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intu Potteries – Public Artwork

Deadline: September 30, 2014

intu Potteries are seeking to commission a high quality and innovative Public Art work that will enhance and integrate the existing Shopping Centre with a new leisure destination which sits at the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre.

The new intu leisure offer is part of a broader programme of significant regeneration that is currently transforming the city centre public realm. To achieve the successful installation of a major new artwork, intu Potteries is seeking to appoint a local artist of the highest calibre.

The artist will be responsible for the facilitation of consultation workshops, design, fabrication and installation of an integrated Public Art work.

intu Potteries is open to submissions that will ultimately provide a creative, bold, contemporary and dynamic artwork and will consider submissions from artists working in a variety of art forms and styles

Total Budget: in the range of £50,000. Please note the budget includes all expenses, artist’s fees, materials and installation costs

The specific aims of this project are: -

  • To install a permanent public artwork that will enhance and integrate the existing shopping centre with a new leisure destination in the heart of the city centre. The installation should aim to follow or enhance the route from the shopping centre, over the link bridge, through the atrium and down escalators to the boulevard area of new public realm.
  • To create a distinctive contemporary art work that inspires, engages and amuses guests……the experience must be fun, interactive, capable of surprising and be easily accessible.
  • To provide a route/journey that surprises and delights and has the potential for the visitor to see something different every time they visit.
  • To create an artwork that is in keeping with the aspirational future vision of the new development.
  • To act as a place maker that both enhances and defines the location.
  • To foster community engagement and embrace positive PR/marketing initiatives.
  • To deliver a project that is informed by the vision embedded in the intu brand.
  • To present an image of a city moving forward into a prosperous future. 
  • To capture the vision for North Staffordshire as an area of excellence in design.

For full details please download the full brief below.

Download Public Art Brief - Intu Potteries-1.pdf(232 KB)