Public Art Artist commission, Nottingham City Council

As part of Nottingham City Council’s road enhancement and refurbishment of the City’s ring road and Crown Island there has also been an improved pedestrian and cycle crossing facility, known as the underpass. As part of the new development we want to create a public art piece that works with local people to create a piece of work depicting the history of the former site. There is also a desire to generate a sense of place so that users feel connected to elements of the past as well as feeling a sense of pride in the new underpass with the different communities that will use it.


We are looking for artists to submit proposals of what they would like to design and make for this space alongside information of how you would integrate the community’s ideas into the design.

The proposal should demonstrate how the work would reflect the history of the canal and underpass, including aspirations from future users e.g. cyclist, tell stories and engage all ages. The finished work should aspire to tell a contemporary story about the space and reflect its past.

You are required to send in your idea of what you would design to meet the above brief. The submitted ideas will be shortlisted and the three shortlisted artists would be invited to submit a draft of their design, which will be part of the competitive process, and the chosen artist will be notified and invited to deliver the project as part of the Wollaton Festival June 2018.

There is a budget of up to £4,000 for this project to include

  • Design
  • Workshops – a minimum of 6 workshops sessions – some in schools and some in community groups
  • Workshop materials
  • Materials for the art work

For further information about this project and to receive the full brief please contact


Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Lylse-Anne Renwick

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Start Date

23rd March 2018

Closing Date

20th April 2018