Vitrine Gallery has launched an open call for artists to submit innovative and engaging proposals for a major public artwork commission for Bermondsey Square.
The public artwork commission, funded by funded by Ideas Tap, Arts Council England and Bermondsey Square Community Fund, includes £3,000 for fabrication and transport, £800 artist’s fee, expert mentoring and local, national and international publicity. Closing date for applications is 31 March 2015.
In 2009, Bermondsey Square was developed as an urban regeneration project, which continues to host the long-established Bermondsey Antiques Market. It is also home to VITRINE Bermondsey Square, farmers’ markets and other community related events. Bermondsey Square is an ecological/sustainable development. The Square is also a busy thorough-fare, frequented by local residents and workers as well as visitors from across the UK and around the world; Bermondsey Square offers a uniquely diverse audience for public art.
The first sculpture ‘Synapsid’ by Karen Tang, was launched in October 2014 and will be exhibited until March 2015. The second public artwork commission by established British artist Edwin Burdis will be exhibited from March until September 2015.
Working with partner organisation Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, VITRINE will present a series of public engagement activities, Talks and a publication to accompany this ambitious project.
Submit your application via the Ideas Taps websiteIdeas Taps