Calling all artists – come and help us design for the future !
Handforth Station has a long history of community-led engagement and enhancement by means of artwork. It is now recognized locally and nationally as a Platform for Art thanks to the Friends of Handforth Station.
In 2019, after a 20-year campaign, the station was awarded a grant (>£2m) from the UK Government’s Access for All programme for the provision of lifts. The installation of lifts will create an opportunity to further enhance the station and to celebrate the long involvement of the community in this special space.
FoHS have issued the brief linked above to invite proposals for further artwork to complement the installation of the lifts.
Artists are invited to engage with the brief and submit proposals for working with Network Rail, Northern Trains and FoHS. The scope of the work will be to identify possible artistic enhancements to new lift shafts and then design them. Fences, seats, signage and other associated works also provide scope for inclusion in the design process.
Initial expressions of interest should be submitted before the end of Friday 15th May 2020; all details are in the above brief.
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