Witton Park

Project: Artistcall Artist-in-School Residency Witton Park
Location: Witton Park Academy: Blackburn with Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £10,000 + VAT
Artist (1 of 7) BREAD Art Collective (Community Artists)

Programme: 18 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2015
Exhibitions:  Blackburn is Open in October 2014

Description: Following on from the earlier phase of Shine artist-in-school residencies, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy for Artistcall linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Blackburn with Darwen – this time for 6 further schools.

The commission curated for Witton Park Academy followed-on from a separate Shine commission and involved shortlisting a range of visual artists and using a school panel to select from. As such, community artist David Boultbee of BREAD Art Collective was ultimately selected. His work, created following school workshops, resulted in 3D-printed architectural-inspired installations that were erected within the school woth the help of students.

A booklet showcasing both the Shine and Artistcall artist commissions can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below:

Categories: Public Art

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