Crawley artist wanted for Ifield West community centre project


The borough council has appealed for a Crawley artist to take on a community centre project.

A spokesman said consultations showed residents wanted a new piece of art replace an old mural in Ifield West Community Centre, Dobbins Place, Ifield.

The mural was taken down to make way for the Langley Green Surgery GP practice which opened at the centre on July 27.

Chris Mullins, cabinet member for Wellbeing, 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.”

A spokesman said it was part of long term regeneration plans for the area. She added: “Consultations were carried out over a period of two months earlier this year and aimed at engaging with community centre users and pupils that attend St Margarets and Waterfield School in Bewbush to find out their ideas and opinions for the new piece.

“The overall response was positive and residents are keen to see a new piece of art to replace an old mural which had to be taken down to make way for the Langley Green Surgery (This mural had been placed in the meeting room within the community centre).

“Once the artist has been chosen, costs will be based on the proposed artwork plans, which includes a fee for the artist.”

Email or before August 31. The final decision will be made by September 7.

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