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Date/Time

Thursday 15 October 2020 - All Day

Location

New Ashgate Gallery

The New Ashgate Gallery and the Craft Town steering group are delighted to announce a commission a high quality Public Art piece that will become a permanent part of the craft town, is celebrated by the community and represents the craft town project.

From 1 October 2019, Proposals will be invited for an aspirational public sculpture / artwork that is inspired by the heritage and tradition of crafts in Farnham. The artwork will celebrate crafts that have been practised in the area during the Roman period: the district was known as a pottery centre due to its supply of gault clay, oak woodland for fuel and good communication links. Kilns dating as far as AD 100 have been found in the area. Today, Farnham hosts a remarkable number of major institutions and makers who dedicate time, resources and creative energies to sustaining craft as one of the great defining features of place here. The sculpture will enhance the public knowledge and understanding of the heritage while also bringing pleasure to the community and visitors alike. The public will select the winning proposal in early 2020.

The sculpture will be located next to a busy car park in the courtyard of the grade II listed building of the New Ashgate Gallery in Waggon Yard. The site is part of the historic centre of Farnham and the location is freely accessible to the public.

For further information, please contract Outi Remes, tel: 01252 713208. The project is supported by Arts Council England.