In 2002 I won the Year of the artist award and was commissioned to make a permanent public work for the Arboretum Park, Nottingham.
The park is situated in the heart of the city and is a focus for many communities, a meeting place, a place of social interaction and a place of escape from the demands of city living and inspiration for the work Curio was drawn from the quote by Mary Jane Jacobs from Culture in action, outside the loop:
“The first requirement is that the community based art project benefits the community. The community with which the artist has collaborated must be the primary audience for the work… it must be clear for the duration of the project. No one owns the project more than they do.”
This publication about includes images writing including text by John Newlyn and Robert Ayers.
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