Project: Shine Artist-in-School Residencies
Location: Blackburn and Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £100,000 + VAT
4 Artists: Tony Broomhead, Noah Rose, Kathryn Hodgkinson, Andy Siddall
Programme: 18 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2013
Exhibitions: Blackburn is Open in October 2014
Description: In affiliation with the council’s Local Education Partnership Shine and Arts Service, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme for a first phase of 4 new schools in the borough. This artist in schools residency programme culminated with a range of permanent works and installations, and by a variety of creatives including designers, artist and architects. In this first phase there were 4 permanent artist commissions, all with a variety of integrated public art, set within 4 different schools. These included the work of artists Noah Rose and Kathryn Hodgkinson , and architects Andy Siddall and Tony Broomhead.
The initiative was part of the ‘percent for art’ scheme set out in the Local Plan requiring part of the cost of building to be set aside for art. The programme acted as the first phase precursor of a later second phase of an Artistcall school residency programme, along with exhibition and accompanying publication. All were curated by architect Ian Banks who oversaw the project. Shine was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, including both Arts Service and Local Education Partnership Shine.
Categories: Public Art