Wednesday, 12 September 2007

£30,000commission 4 sculptures

Powys Canal Tourism Art Commission
This commission is to produce 4 sculptures and 4 seats/benches incorporating artwork.

Total budget £30,000 (excluding installation)

British Waterways and its Partners aim to appoint an artist to work with the local communities of place and interest to design and produce a sculpture trail and seating incorporating art along the Powys length of the Montgomery Canal from Llanymynech to Newtown in Wales. The Powys Canal Tourism Art Project will focus on the celebration of the Montgomery Canal’s modern recreational usage, while recognising its past. In short – ‘Remember yesterday and celebrate today’.

The development of the sculptures and seating should involve communities and individuals through workshops, which the appointed artist will be required to plan and manage. The workshops should engage with both communities of interest and place.

The aims of the project are:

To contribute to the creation of a distinctive and attractive canal and recreational route.

To encourage visitors to explore and discover more about the canal by following the sculpture trail.

To help visitors of all ages, physical and intellectual ability to engage with and appreciate something of the built and cultural heritage of this canal and its neighbouring area.

To build upon, and enhance the existing ‘sense of place’ of the Montgomery canal.

To further promote a unique identity for the Montgomery Canal and its neighbouring areas.

To draw existing and new visitors from further afield and promote a sense of discovery along the canal length from Llanymynech to Newtown.

To raise awareness of the existence and attractiveness of the Montgomery Canal to individuals and communities from further afield of the immediate area through which the Montgomery Canal passes.

Further information please contact Chris Smith: Tel: 07825 357596 or

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