Signs and Symbols: Public Art Commission

By February 17, 2018Opportunities

Lochside Public Art Project

LPAP Commissions

Image Credit: Jamie Thomson

A public art commission located in North West Dumfries to create permanent artwork interventions as part of a new housing development in Lochside.

The Stove Network seeks a public artist, or designer to work as part of our Lochside Public Art Project (LPAP), an 18 month project to embed creative working and permanent artworks into the local environment, as part of an ongoing partnership and conversation with the community.
The Signs and Symbols commission looks to embed some of the creative research already gathered as part of the LPAP, as well as new additional ideas and materials within the everyday environment and surrounds of the local area.

The selected artist/s will work with the local community, to develop a range of iconography and a visual identity for the area that will be applied to existing surfaces e.g. street lamps and fittings, railings and pathways. There is potential for the Signs and Symbols project to mark out new routes joining greenspace projects, the new school campus and the new housing estate.
The commission will commence with a period of research and consultation within the community. This will include working collaboratively with the local Public Art Group and identified community groups to develop the visual themes and identity for the commission going forward.
The commission will connect with existing community projects that The Stove already has existing links with, including the local primary and secondary schools, #LIFT (Lochside is Families Together), The Family Centre and Community Councils etc

The Lochside Public Art Project has been commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, and is based within The Stove’s community-based project in NW Dumfries called Creative Futures:Lincluden and Lochside

The budget available for this project, including artist fees, all materials, fabrication and installation is £20,000

For full details, please download the commission brief, available here: S+S Commission Brief

Application Process
Please submit the following by email to :

  • Letter of Interest in the Commission
  • Current CV
  • Up to 5 examples of relevant previous work

Application can include links to work online etc and should all be submitted in PDF format as an email attachment of filesize no larger than 10MB
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 15th March 2018.
Shortlisted applicants should be available for interview on Wednesday 28th March.
We will look for the commission to commence from April 2018, with installation of the completed works by the end of 2018 or early 2019


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