Experienced artist wanted! | Sevenoaks District Council

Experienced artist wanted!

Published: Tuesday, 22nd December 2020

Sevenoaks District Council is commissioning a public art installation close to Marks & Spencer in Sevenoaks and is asking artists to come forward with their ideas for the site.

The artwork, which is in a prominent and well-used area, will reflect the location, culture and history of the town and will stay in place for at least 20 years.

Artists have until 29 January 2021 to submit their initial proposals.

Residents can have a say on the artists’ ideas when four shortlisted proposals go on public display in April and May 2021.

Cllr Roddy Hogarth is the Council’s Public Realm Champion and is leading the project. Cllr Hogarth says: “We are extremely excited to be bringing public art to such a well used location, right in the heart of Sevenoaks. The final artwork will be visually and physically accessible and should have meaning for residents and visitors.

“This year has shown us that our outdoor spaces are incredibly important so now, more than ever, we want to make the most of our public areas.”

The project, which is costing around £17,000, is being funded by contributions from developers.

To find out more about the project and the Public Realm Commission, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/publicrealm