CITY CENTRE PLATFORMS FOR ART
Part of the Midland Metro extension in Birmingham. Snow Hill – via Bull Street and Corporation Street to Stephenson Street, Birmingham 2015
Centro, in partnership with WERK, are seeking expressions of interest from West Midlands based artists to create public artwork for three large cabinets situated near tram stops, in locations along the new Metro Birmingham City Centre Extension.
In daily navigations of our streets and public spaces, we encounter an abundance of ‘Street furniture', with specific necessary functions - lampposts and signage, from public seating to utility boxes. We find ourselves moving through our cities subconsciously traversing an urban assault course.
Centro believe that street furniture possesses great potential as a medium for art; Public platforms for creative expression; to disrupt our daily commutes and encourage excursive navigation of our routine journeys. Interrupting our autopilots by creating something unexpected that activates and challenges our streetscape.
WERK are passionate about creating substantial and sustainable opportunities for artists to explore urbanism and interventions into public space that enhance our experience of the built environment.
Platform3 is an exciting opportunity for an artist to have a voice within the City Centre extension and reconstruction of our public space.
This opportunity is open to students, emerging and established West Midlands based artists. The brief is open; the work can be conceptual, site or city specific.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the submission brief.
Submission deadline 20th July 2015
The selected artist will receive a £1,000 fee