Council to appoint artist for Crawley community centre project

jpco-1-2-12 Ifield West Community Centre (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGSUS00120120130155432
jpco-1-2-12 Ifield West Community Centre (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGSUS00120120130155432

The borough council will appoint an artist to create a bespoke project for Ifield West Community Centre.

A spokesman said the project will see durable artwork depicting the area’s heritage, landscape and key people. It would be fixed to a wall and replace the centre’s green pin boards.

Cabinet member for Wellbeing Chris Mullins, said: “This is a fantastic project for a local artist to get involved with, it’s a great opportunity to promote the spirit of the local community through a piece of local art that can be enjoyed by generations of people.”

The council has appealed for an artist with experience of working with schools and communities.

The applicant was to be able to incorporate ideas from the community while maintaining the quality of the installation.

The spokesman said the council and community centre users were open to ideas regarding the style and medium of the finished artwork.

Langley Corner Surgery opened a doctor’s surgery at the centre last month.

The service has offered appointments with several of its doctors and nurses on Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings.

Expressions of interest for the artwork or questions should be sent to Carolyn Murphy, CBC Arts Development Manager, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley or emailed to either carolyn.murphy@crawley.gov.uk or david.cooper@crawley.gov.uk before August 31. The final decision will be made by September 7.

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