Two commissions for public art have arisen in the midlands, the first being for a piece honouring the international relationship Stoke-On-Trent has with the Czech republic town of Lidice, and the second for a piece to increase the connection between Bentley Bridge Retail Park and the local area.
The purpose of this brief is to secure the creation of a high quality and innovative Public Art work that will incorporate and clad an electrical sub-station in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre. The public artwork is part of a broader programme of significant regeneration that is currently transforming the city centre public realm. To achieve this, the City Council is seeking to appoint an 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.
The art work will reference Stoke-on-Trent’s unique relationship with the village of Lidice in the Czech Republic and the legacy created by Sir Barnett Stross and the citizens of Stoke-on-Trent between 1942 and the present day.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 5th November 2012
More details about the project and how to apply can be found at http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/whatsnew/commissions/article.php/Stoke-on-Trent+City+Centre:+Lidice+Public+Art+Opportunity
Bentley Bridge Retail Park, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton
WAVE (Wolverhampton Arts, Venues and Experiences) invites proposals from artists and designer-makers for a public art commission to be sited in the Bentley Bridge retail park, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.
This public art opportunity has been made available through the development's owners to enhance the appearance of the park and increase its connection with the local area, especially its links with the historic village high street next door. Creative proposals in a range of media are invited to meet the artist's brief.
The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 29th October 2012, shortlisting and selection is planned to be complete by the end of November.
More details about the project- including full brief and guidance- and how to apply can be found at http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/whatsnew/commissions/article.php/Public+Art+Commission+Opportunity+-+Bentley+Bridge+Retail+Park,+Bilston+Craft+Gallery