Pobl Group wishes to commission a series of innovative public artworks as part of its Herbert Road / Riverbank Avenue development in Newport. As part of a new-build housing development alongside the River Usk, the commission includes the creation of up to 4 related artworks within the site to complement the vision of creating an exciting place to live and relax. The developer is interested in commissioning artworks which reflect the history or character of the area in a contemporary way, possibly using new technology and providing an element of interactivity.
It is envisaged that the works would be in place by Summer 2020 to coincide with the completion of build phases at Herbert Road. The draft timescale of activity is that expressions of interest are invited June/July 2019 with site visits for interested artists taking place on 26 July and 2 August 2019.
A budget of up to £100K is allocated for the realisation of the artwork, with an additional £15K potentially available from CultureStep for the community engagement activity.
Interested parties should contact A&B Cymru for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Rachel Jones on 029 2030 3023.
Artists wishing to attend a Site Visit Day on 26 July or 2 August need to arrange an appointment with A&B Cymru no later than Friday 19 July.