Call for artists for new public art commission to celebrate Worcester’s porcelain

Sophie Heath - Museum Director, Sheena Payne-Lunn -Worcester City Council and Kathy Leather - General Manager at Bransford Trust

Worcester City Council, Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester are seeking to commission an original work of public art to respond to the city’s world-renowned porcelain heritage.

The funding has been provided by Berkeley Homes as part of a planning contribution for their successful Waterside residential development.

A £75,000 artist commission fee is available to create a prominent site-specific public artwork or artworks, near the Waterside site and the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Artists are invited to use creative approaches to create an enduring piece of outdoor art which will celebrate Worcester porcelain, its history and special material qualities.

Artists can spend time at the Museum of Royal Worcester to connect with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world and the unique design and factory archive, to inspire and inform their ideas and the art installation.

More information is available on the museum's website and artist applications must be submitted by 12pm on Monday 31st July 2023. Sian Stroud, Corporate Director at Worcester City Council, said:

“This public art project will celebrate the world-class porcelain heritage that put Worcester on the international map, as well as raising the profile of our city’s porcelain quarter.

"The talented artist who wins this commission will be able to connect with local residents, site tenants, former Royal Worcester factory workers and others at a Heritage Open Day event on the site on Saturday 16th September, to develop and inform the project.

"This new public art creation will also form part of a wider project that will include heritage interpretation boards and the oral histories of former Royal Worcester factory workers that will be shared on the Know Your Place Worcester website.”


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