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Cathedral Garden Artwork Commission: Preliminary notice

Date uploaded: July 10, 2013

Cathedral Garden Artwork Commission: Preliminary notice
July 2013

Leicestershire County Council is to commission a work of art for the new Cathedral Garden in Leicester. The Cathedral Garden is being created, together with a new visitor centre, as part of the celebration of the discovery of the remains of King Richard III and his re-burial in the Cathedral in May 2014. The proposal is to have an outdoor, permanent artwork sited in the new garden adjoining the Cathedral, which will provide a link between the site of the King’s burial and Bosworth Field, in Leicestershire, the site of his death. Leicestershire County Council intends that the commissioning of this new artwork will provide a lasting expression of the linkages between the Cathedral and the Battlefield, and between the King and the County.

A budget in the region of £75,000 will be available to support the total cost of the commission, including fees, fabrication and installation.

The commissioning group will be open to considering any imaginative and creative approach to the objective. This commission will be undertaken by an artist or artist / design team working to a brief which will shortly be made available. Expressions of interest will be invited by12th August 2013, to include an artist’s CV, examples of previous work of a similar or related nature and statement explaining why they are interested in this particular commission, based on the information provided in the Project Information Pack.

For an information pack including the project brief, plans and visuals of the Catherdral Garden project and a schedule, please email the project manager, Fred Brookes at [email protected]