Public Arts is pleased to announce the installation of ‘Incline’, a new art work for People Making Places - an exciting new regional programme created with support from CABE (The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), Yorkshire Forward, the Arts Council of England and Yorkshire Arts. This new temporary art installation will be shown
16, 17, 18 August 2002 at Peel Square, Barnsley and 8, 9,10 September 2002 at St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough. The project is available for viewing all day and night.
'Incline' changes a road into a sculptural green street. Chevrons of steel are ‘angle poised’ to the sun. As the sun moves round these forms the light plays with the patterns and geometry of grass and metal.
'Incline' invites you to ‘lounge’ on the grassy slope and defined your personal space, to relax and take in your surroundings.
WOW! These sculptural forms are exciting, visually unique and outside people’s normal experience or expectations of the ‘townscape’ and what is perceive as ‘art’.
DRAW ATTENTION TO OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENT
'Incline'is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the ‘every day’ routine of town life.
Once it has gone, the audience’s experience of ‘Incline’ will become a memory and a suggestion for richer uses of their town, and all our towns.
'Incline' links with other People Making Places events to enable local engagement with aspects of urban design and the built environment.
It is a catalyst for awareness, and perhaps an impetus for change.
ENGAGE AND INSPIRE
Walk, feel, sit, enjoy and become part of the atmosphere of 'place'. This art is about EXPERIENCE.
Street performance by local artists brings the space to life, whilst local businesses open up their trade to the street to enjoy this art to the full.
"My work is about contemplative spaces, places to escape the everyday and become relaxed and familiar with ones surroundings. To retreat within an urban environment is, for me, to seek out grass and smell this fresh carpet."
Trudi Entwistle, Artist.
People Making Places contains activities for anyone involved in or affected by urban design. It is an imaginative and integrated programme of activities including seminars, workshops, site visits, skills exchange, conferences, residencies, public lectures, a summer school, virtual and print publication, exhibition, research.
Annie Hollobone, CABE Regional Co-ordinator said:
"CABE are delighted to be working with Public Arts on the People Making Places Programme. The commitment and vision they have demonstrated to delivering this exciting programme, which will involve a broad range of people living and working in the region, fully endorses the support of CABE through its Regional Funding Programme."
Alan Simpson, Head of Urban Renaissance, Yorkshire Forward said:
"The People Making Places programme is welcome and will be central to the region’s Urban Renaissance initiative. Our focus on Towns and Cities, on public place, space and ‘streets’, across the region will utilise much of Public Arts People Making Places skills and facilities."