Polesworth Poets Trail - Artist Commission
The Polesworth PoetS Trail (Ppst!) aims to create a poetry
walking trail that enhances local pride through a celebration of
contemporary poetry. Ppst! also aims to revitalise the poetry
tradition of Polesworth by acknowledging the presence of
poets/writers such as Michael Drayton, Ben Johnson, John Donne and
some say William Shakespeare among others who spent time in the
village Polesworth over 400 years ago.
This commission is for the first installation on the
trail. This commission must showcase two poems on or within
its structure. The first poem is ‘The River Anker’ by
Warwickshire Poet Laureate 2007/08 Jane Holland. This is a
contemporary response to Michael Drayton's 'Clear Anker' which will
also be incorporated into the installation. The poems are attached
in the full brief.
The feature/installation must be of an original design and in
keeping with its village location. It must be a response to
the poems and showcase them in a readable fashion. The
artist/maker will be expected to create 3 rough designs for
community consultation. The winning design will be decided
through open consultation & the artist will then be expected to
create the final piece.
Proposed site: The outdoor feature will be installed near the
River Anker in Polesworth. Please see photo in full brief.
Function: The piece may have a function if the artist can
create one but is not prescribed by this brief.
A letter saying why this project interests you
A copy of your CV
2 references outlining your experience
A sample portfolio
1 rough sketch of your ideas in response to this brief
Proof of public liability and indemnity insurance
Deadline for Applications: 02/03/09
Only short-listed applicatants will be contacted.
Richard Meredith, The Tithe Barn Resource Centre, Hall Court,
Bridge Street, Polesworth, B78 1DT
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