A landmark art work at Brixham Fish Quay will be a fundamental park of the redevelopment of the area and the developers are looking for an artist to undertake the project.
If you’re interested, you should register your interest by Wednesday, July 1.
Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to briefly present evidence of their past work to a steering group on Thursday, July 9 and give an idea as to how they would approach the project if they were appointed. The chosen artist will then fully develop the design.
According to the information we have, depending on the numbers, it is thought that the best two or three presentations will be asked to develop their ideas to a stage where they can be exhibited to the local community before appointment of the preferred artist. The developers will not limit themselves to using only one artist but may, depending on the quality of ideas and themes, use a number of artists to develop the panels.
The work will be on the south westerly wall of a new employment building next to the South West Coast Path, from Oxen Cove car park to the inner harbour. The artwork must be in place by the end of the Phase 2 works which is currently set for August 2010.
The redevelopment is being carried out as a partnership with Brixham 21 and Torbay Development Agency, and Torbay Council.
Torbay Council’s deputy mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Chris Lewis, said: “This is a fabulous project. We are committed to looking at creative ways in which we can revitalise our town centres and support local businesses as well as the creative and cultural community. The commissioned artwork will reinforce the local identity, enhance the area and be a landmark that attracts new visitors into Brixham from across the country to give the local economy a boost.”
“It’s all part of the wider regeneration project in Brixham which is progressing well. I have been hugely impressed by the work on Brixham harbour so far and we should not underestimate the importance of this project for the town’s future economic prosperity.
John Coysh Board member from Brixham 21 said: “First impressions are so important and this artwork will enhance the walkway from Freshwater Quarry and Oxen Cove car parks into Brixham. The walkway is the first thing that people see when they head into town from the car parks and many coach passengers use this route as well.
“We have a wealth of artistic talent in Torbay and across Devon so I really hope that local artists will register their interest. We are looking for artwork which will be low maintenance, robust in construction and will easily allow us to remove graffiti from it without damage. I am really looking forward to seeing the ideas which are generated.”
• Artists should register their interest by emailing email@example.com. You should include details of previous work. All expressions of interest should be made no later than Wednesday, July 1. Details of the presentation will be sent out shortly after.
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(image: Brixham Fish Quay)