Artist Commission

Nonsuch and The Toy Library invite proposals from UK based artists, designers and sculptors to produce a series of new public artworks as part of Wonder Woods 2020.

Wonder Woods is a year-long programme, featuring seasonal festivals, community projects and visual artist commissions. It will create a new outdoor space for drama, visual and performance arts and creative media embedded within the landscaping of a community woodland, Barkers Wood, in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Artists are invited to produce high quality, accessible works to be showcased and/or installed in Barkers Wood during 2020, especially over the Wonder Woods festival events. Commissions will focus on celebrating nature and evoking the wonder of discovery, bringing communities to reconnect with their natural surroundings and discovering the magic and beauty of this woodland area.

The 2020 events will take place on Saturday 18th April 2020 and Saturday 11th July 2020, in Barkers Wood, Bulwell. The events are expected to attract around 4,000 people, mainly local families, community members and groups.

Read the full specification:

Please email your proposal to marked Wonder Woods Artist Commission by 1pm on Monday 6th January 2020. Please contact Maeve Morgan, Community Engagement Coordinator with any questions, via email, or telephone 0115 837 1950. Working hours Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-5pm.

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Contact Name

Maeve Morgan 

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Start Date

25th November 2019

Closing Date

6th January 2020