Artists needed to support Brightwells development

Published Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Local established artists are being invited to submit proposals to develop and create major new artwork for the Brightwells Yard regeneration development in Farnham.

To coincide with the implementation of the scheme, Waverley Borough Council set up a Public Art Panel to bring together community art and culture representatives with the site developer, Crest Nicholson, to work on a commission to put out to tender.

With input from the Farnham Public Art Trust, the University of Creative Arts, the Farnham Society and Farnham Maltings, the commission calls for proposals for a single or multiple pieces of work to be situated within the development, off East Street and freely accessible to the public.

Whether it’s a large single piece, smaller sculptures dotted across the site or integrated work, such as unique railings or benches, all proposals will be considered.

Artists are encouraged to explore the following themes as part of the their proposal:

-     place making for Farnham

-     the history of the site and the town’s past

-     the status of Farnham as a craft town

-     the integration of Brightwells Yard with the rest of the town

-     the engagement of local people, promoting a sense of ownership and pride

-     creating a sense of identity for Brightwells Yard.

The deadline for submissions to the major commission is 25 March and the Panel will be shortlisting applicants on 9 April.

For more information about the commission and the scheme visit: www.waverley.gov.uk/brightwells

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