Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Commission Opportunity

Wyre Forest District Council is looking for an artist to create artwork for hoardings around the site where our new Leisure Centre is now being built.  The facility is on the Silverwoods site between Kidderminster and Stourport, located in the centre of a large development of residential and retail premises on the site of the old Sugar Beet factory.

Whilst the work is in progress it is surrounded by hoardings on 2 of its boundaries, WFDC and PFPL would like to commission appropriate artwork to cover a minimum of 1 third of these hoardings. 

There are 139 hoardings in total and each hoarding is 1.2metres x 2.4 metres – this corresponds to approx 50 fully covered boards.

We would like the intensity of the images to be concentrated nearest the main entrance giving focus and leading the eye to the frontage of the building... 

The images for the art work should reference 2 themes:

  • History of the site (Sugar beet factory etc),
  • Olympics (please note the rings are copyrighted and are not able to be used), images of sports etc particularly linked with the facilities at the site or the district would be preferable e.g. swimming, indoor sports, cycling, athletics


The fee for the work is £2.5k all inclusive. 

Submissions must be made by close of business 02.10.15
Selection will be made by close of business 09.10.15
Initial design proposals submitted by 23.10.15
contract issued by 20.10.15

The completion of the work is anticipated to be the end of 27.11.15


To apply for this commission you will need to send you C.V, examples of your work and two references.  You will need to outline how you will approach the commission and if possible give a rough sketch of the type of artwork you propose to create.  You can apply by email to:

Loz Samuels 01562 732 977 loz.samuels@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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