In an otherwise gloomy evening at the Thames Tideway Community Liaison Working Group last night (7 March) there were two interesting pieces of news.
First, the commissions for the hoardings at the Greenwich Pumping Site and Crossfields site (see below) have now been awarded to local artists, including Edwin Mingard
Secondly, Tideway is now seeking an artist to design a permanent public art work or a series of commissions at Crossfields Green in Deptford. Around £50,000 is up for grabs, with shortlisted artists being offered £1000 to develop and submit their ideas. Applications are apparently welcomed from artists working in all disciplines, and preference will go to artists who are based in Lewisham borough or who have a good knowledge of the Deptford area. The work will have to be sympathetic to the history of the site, have some community involvement and meet the objectives of Tideway’s art and heritage strategy. But it promises to be an interesting project. If you’re interested, the deadline for the open call is 12pm midday Sunday 2 April 2017. For further information, see the application form.