Project: Private Views Made Public : Videos & Installation
Location: Sandstone Ridge, Cheshire West
Cost: £1,000 (Commission from Atoll consultancy fee)
Artist: Patricia Mackinnon-Day
Site Programme: 6 months
Atoll Service: Public Art Consultant for (outgoing) Cheshire County Council
Project Status: Completed 2009
Exhibition: 2010 Screen Deva at St Mary’s Centre, Chester
Ian Banks acted as public art consultant and curator for Cheshire County Council in run-up to creation of the new Unitary Authorities of Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester. Ian explored the strategic public art strategy opportunities for both new authorities linked to a Cheshire Spaces public realm commissioning programme. Part of this involved curating micro art commissions, such as this muti-seasonal time-lapse video of artist Patricia Mackinnon-Days called ‘Private Views Made Public, commissioned as part of the Access & Interpretation strand of a wider Habitats & Hillforts programme. This Landscape Partnership Scheme was a Heritage Lottery funded and ran from 2008 to 2012. The project focussed on the chain of historically important hill top Iron Age hillforts that lines Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge.
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