Public art project – Artist opportunity in Keynsham

Keynsham Timeline – public art commission £5,300

Opportunity for artist

During community engagement for the Keynsham Clock Tower commission, it became apparent that there was a wealth of feeling, affection and desire to highlight the town’s history.  Residents wanted to draw attention to Keynsham’s significance for the wider area in times gone by, both to re-assert its heritage and to stimulate interest from both young and old in the future.  It has been agreed to chronicle this information in a ‘Timeline’, engaging schools and residents alike.

The location of the Timeline will be on the Bath Hill side of the new town centre civic development, on the walls of the planting beds which are either side of the steps and walkway leading to the civic buildings.

We are now seeking a local Keynsham-area artist who is an experienced, professional illustrator.

The artist will work with the local history group, civic society, and seven local schools to create illustrations and designs for the nine Timeline panels.

The fee £5,300 covers:

  • artist’s time throughout the project
  • materials to produce designs 

The cost of fabrication of the final panels is met from a separate budget.

The artist appointed will work with the community during summer 2014, and deliver sessions in schools during the autumn term 2014.  The artist will engage children and young people to develop their ideas and use this source material to create nine panels of images to a consistent style and high standard of illustration.

The selected artist will work with a sub-committee of the Keynsham Arts Advisory Group, Keynsham Town Council, and Bath & North East Somerset Council throughout the duration of the project

If you are interested in this opportunity:

Please contact:Ann Cullis, Arts Development Manager, to request a copy of the Artist’s Brief for this project.




When you have received the brief, please supply the information requested in the brief by Friday 27 June, 10.00am

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