Melville Heritage Art Trail - Expressions of Interest

The res­i­dents of Melville are look­ing to con­tin­ue express­ing their sto­ry through art via the cre­ation of a his­tor­i­cal art trail.

00:00 29/10/23
Paid Commission and Honorarium
Contact Name
Jacob Brandon
The residents of Melville are looking to continue expressing their story through art via the creation of a historical art trail. Through local expertise and community storytelling, a heritage narrative unique to the area has been created, and residents are looking for an artist to support them in bringing this story to life.

The project continues an extensive piece of place making and public realm work that has been undertaken by Groundwork South Trust that is inspiring pride in the Melville community.

The trail will:

- Tell Melville’s unique heritage story;
- Consist of 5-10 locations across the Melville area with a minimum of 3 core works at key locations, and up to 7 supporting works to create the trail;
- Incorporate a timeline that maps the trail at one of the core locations;
- Engage with and respond to an existing community mural delivered as part of the Melville place making project;
- Include interactive elements that celebrate the community spirit and positive thinking of residents.

The ongoing activity being delivered by Groundwork South Trust has enabled the community to explore various opportunities for creative interventions in the public realm. Whilst artworks will need to practically respond to a range of settings, it is anticipated that the existing programme has revealed opportunities for diverse interventions including installations on existing structures, interacting with street furniture, planters, noticeboards, hoardings and potentially windows and walls of private properties.

We have a short window for receiving expressions of interest for this artwork commission opportunity, so we have endeavoured to make the process as light touch as possible for artists who want to make an approach. We would encourage any artist interested to reach out to us on 07762 921571 for enquiries related to this opportunity so we can best enable people through this fast-tracked process.