Pembrokeshire Drover Commission (Moving image)

Deadline: Wednesday 14 October 2015

Confluence, in partnership with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, is inviting applications from artists working with moving image to undertake a commission to create a socially-engaged, site-specific or site-responsive artwork that draws on and reflects upon the interrelationships between Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire’s historic county town and market centre, and the rural and coastal hinterland it serves.

Confluence is a creative collaboration between PLANED, spacetocreate, iDeA Architects, Transition Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire County Council which has been awarded funding from Ideas:People:Places, an Arts Council of Wales strategic arts and regeneration initiative. Confluence is devising and testing a new and imaginative model of town centre renewal, engaging the community to inspire and shape the process of urban planning, design and regeneration.

PCNPA is the statutory body responsible for conserving Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park boasts some of the most spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife in Britain, including internationally important nature reserves, geology and archaeology. The National Park Authority’s duties include conserving and enhancing the natural features of this landscape, as well as the culture and heritage of the Park.

The commission’s title Pembrokeshire Drover refers to the bygone practice of herding livestock to market and the historic routes through Pembrokeshire along which cattle and livestock were taken to Haverfordwest, and then onwards to the English grazing grounds and markets.

Taking the commission’s title as a metaphor, the artist will immerse themselves within place and work collaboratively with people to produce an artwork which responds to the relationships and associations, historical and/or contemporary, between Haverfordwest and its rural and coastal hinterland.

An inclusive fee of £12,000 is offered for the commission.

For a full brief contact: kate.wood@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

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