25/10/2018

Public art project to celebrate Wiltshire's historic landscape

Six Wiltshire artists have been chosen to produce work celebrating the county’s heritage landscape for a public art programme funded by Bloor Homes.

Organised by the art and design consultancy Gingko Projects, Frames of Reference is a project which aims to encourage the community of Amesbury to engage more with the landscape around them.
Bursaries of £2,000 each have been awarded to six local artists – James Aldridge, Alex Hoare, Francesca McLean, Linn O’Carroll, Jo Taylor and Josephine Corcoran – whose collective work will be brought together in a publication to be circulated in Amesbury next spring.

The successful artists were chosen by Ginkgo and Wiltshire Council following a selection process which attracted applications from Amesbury and all over Wiltshire.
The project is just one element of a wider public art programme which aims to increase the sense of cohesion between Bloor Homes’ new King’s Gate development in Amesbury and existing residents in the town.

Sophie Scott, Associate Director at Ginkgo Projects, said: “Ginkgo is delighted to be working with such a varied and exciting range of artists making new work.  It is a fantastic opportunity to support the development of their practice and to contribute to the vibrant arts and cultural scene in Wiltshire.”

Luke Southgate, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Southern, said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Gingko to deliver this exciting public art programme celebrating the beautiful and historic landscape around Amesbury and the surrounding area.

“As a developer, we are committed to building not just homes but communities, so we are keen to support projects such as this which aim to create a stronger sense of cohesion between our developments and the existing communities nearby.

“We are proud to be sponsoring bursaries for six talented local artists and we are looking forward to seeing the work they produce when it is published next year.”

For more information about Frames of Reference, visit Ginkgoprojects