East Lothian Council

Artworks Commissioned for Tranent and Macmerry Areas.

Published Friday 24th February 17

Looking on to Tranent High Street

Fa’side Area Partnership has allocated £19,500 for the commission of three cairns, or sculptural pieces, in the Tranent and Macmerry areas and the refurbishment of the Jock Taylor memorial.

The commission is aimed specifically at experienced artists/makers, with previous experience in undertaking commissioned work for the public domain. Artists/makers should also have demonstrable experience of working collaboratively with working group members to develop artworks for the public domain.

As a key public art project for the Tranent and Macmerry areas, East Lothian Council wishes to commission an artist/maker to design and create cairns or sculptural pieces which will fully complement the area and its cultural heritage and will be an exemplar of good practice in the public art field.

The Commission will be awarded in March 2017. A community consultation phase will start in May with a final design to be signed off by 30 June 2017. The final artwork to be completed and installed within the following 4 months and ideally by 31 October 2017. These dates are indicative at this stage and include time for any necessary planning consent to be issued.

For the cairns / sculptural pieces, artists/makers are required to undertake local research to propose an appropriate theme for the sites based on the historical or cultural heritage of the areas and to submit outline concept designs that reflect this theme.

For more information and to apply please download the full brief

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