Pier Square Art Commission

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Pier Square Art Commission

Advert period

Monday 17 February – 11:59pm, Sunday 26 April 2020

Budget

up to £15,000

About the commission

London Borough of Bexley wish to engage a creative practitioner or designer to develop creative public realm or series of artworks for Erith Pier Square. The art will enhance the public space and benefit the local community. The project seeks to enhance placemaking in Erith as part of the wider regeneration plans and strengthen community engagement and investment.

We wish applicants to review research compiled by The Cass (Architectural students from London Met) when responding to this brief and addressing key themes.

About Pier Square

Pier Square is a key public realm site in Erith, situated by the entrance to the Pier and near the Thames and local walking and cycling routes. It was originally constructed as public open space when the Morrisons development was built in the mid-90s.

About the Pier Square renovation project

The Council has worked closely with Architects BDP on a new design for Pier Square, to create an inclusive public area that provides a space for leisure and play. To enhance this new public space, we are calling on creative practitioners and/or artists to make an addition to the project that represents Erith’s heritage and gives excitement for the future, whilst acknowledging the river scene and its changing tides.

About the Greater Erith programme

The Greater Erith programme is harnessing the entrepreneurial and creative spirit in the town to bring opportunities for regeneration and growth. The programme is dedicated to  working with the local community to help Erith become a flourishing riverside town by rejuvenating existing spaces, enabling new developments, nurturing innovation in the burgeoning maker movement and enhancing all the things that make Erith great. Find out more at www.greatererith.com

For more information and how to apply see the full brief:

Pier Square Art Commission Brief

Please send any queries to erith.art@bexley.gov.uk

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