A community Public Art Survey launches the “Ebbsfleet Green Creative Identity” project.
Redrow, the housebuilder delivering the new 900-home community at Ebbsfleet Green has commissioned artist Liz Middleton to deliver an aspirational public art commission.
Liz Middleton has devised a ‘Public Art Survey’ – open for the month of February 2021 – to reach out to the residents and nearby communities of Ebbsfleet Green during lockdown.
Liz says “As well as looking into the cultural context and history of the area, I want to hear from the community about what’s important to them in order to capture Ebbsfleet Green’s unique identity. The website is my way of creating a space to meet and talk during lockdown. Residents and locals of any age can use the February survey to share their stories and tell me what’s special about their neighbourhood. People can share as little or as much as they want. There are no wrong answers, whatever they think and feel is right and will be really helpful. Or they can just get in touch and we’ll talk – I’d love to hear from as many people as possible, everyone is welcome!”.
The website introduces the Project, the Artist (via video message) and how the Community can contribute now right at the beginning to the development of creative themes. It will also be a place to share news and information about future engagement opportunities.
A paper version of the Public Art Survey is also available with prepaid return postage and can be requested from Redrow on 01322 422325 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to contribute to the Public Art Survey is 28 February 2021. People can also get in touch with Liz Middleton anytime by email, and connect to the project by signing up the project newsletter and follow the project on Instagram and Facebook.
Why has Redrow commissioned this project?
Redrow and the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation believe arts and culture are fundamental to wellbeing, developing a sense of place, building communities, and bringing joy and inspiration to people’s lives. The project aims to integrate art into the physical and social infrastructure of this new development.
Through art created specifically in response to the Ebbsfleet Green area and community, Redrow hopes to celebrate local heritage, enhance people’s experience through creativity, and generate a sense of identity and pride amongst its residents.
Who else is involved in the project?
It will be managed by Artscape Management and overseen by The Public Art Steering Panel, which is made up of representatives from the community, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Redrow.
|Ebbsfleet Green Creative Identity project||Website: www.ebbsfleetgreencreativeidentity.com
Contact email: email@example.com
|Reedrow||Redrow is the housebuilder delivering the new neighbourhood at Ebbsfleet Green.
|Liz Middleton||Liz Middleton is a sculptor. She trained in fine art and traditional stone carving and her artistic practice includes site-specific art, contemporary sculpture, and traditional stone and letter carving.
|Artscape||Artscape Management is a public art organisation that works in partnership with its clients to generate and deliver innovative cultural and place-making art programmes and commissioning
|EDC||Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up by Government to create the Ebbsfleet Garden City.