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School Project Artist, The Downley School - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:34:14 pm »

Our Values, Our World:  Artist

We are seeking an outstanding public artist to work with our children on a whole-school sculpture project during October/November2014.

We are a large primary school serving a village community close to High Wycombe in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We want pupils to learn about how public art can contribute to local distinctiveness.  We would like our pupils to commission a sculpture for our school entrance, leading the entire process of selecting an artist and working with an artist to co-design and co-create a permanent public art work.

We envisage a process of creative outdoor learning, with children working alongside a professional artist to explore how the sculpture might reflect our inner and outer worlds. We want our children to learn specific new skills and knowledge about how public art is made, thinking about how to respond artfully and sensitively to a location, and also to make explicit connections between the values we discuss in school and the impact of our actions in the wider community around us.

Although the final design of the artwork will be decided by the children and the artist, the process of getting there – how the children will grow in terms of their skills, knowledge and deeper understanding are critical.  With this in mind, we will need to find an excellent artist with sound expertise in facilitating creativity in others, experience of making public art and solid technical art skills they can share with our children.

Artist Specification:  skills and experience required
•Excellent at working in partnership with primary aged children and teachers
•Experience of producing high quality 3D public art
•Able to engage with our values and ethos

 See school website to download full Artist’s Brief.

Deadline for expression of interest: 9am - Friday 12th September