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Market Place Landmark Public Art Commission - design brief

Artwork brief

"The creation of a permanent sculpture that celebrates the culture and heritage of Great Yarmouth, to sit within the regenerated Market Place. The sculpture will build upon the layers of visual interest and character supporting the emphasis of revival and renaissance of the town."

The work must be permanent and there is preference for bronze although other metals (aluminium, corten steel, welded steel, etc.) will be acceptable as will any other permanent material.

A preference is for the installations and works to be figurative to reflect the continued use of the Market Place for over nearly a thousand years by people for socialising, trading, playing, living, eating and simply being human.

Integrating seat furniture such as benches for a figure or figures to be seated or clustered around which would provide an opportunity for people to interactive with, allowing people to dwell and be photographed with the sculpture.

The ground surface is made up of concrete paving slabs: consideration will need to be given to the base of the sculpture and installation requirements.

The hope is that sculpture becomes an established part of the town and a bold feature which people identify the town centre and Great Yarmouth with.

Last modified on 02 October 2023

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