The completed framework of the ‘Bronze House’ sculpture in Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 5 May 2017.
This is one of a series of pages about Clay Farm .
As the Clay Farm development covers a very large site, Countryside Properties appointed Futurecity to develop the overall strategy for Public Art. Futurecity decided to split the work into five sections and from 2010-12 the Clay Farm Public Art Steering Group have selected five artists:
• Simon & Tom Bloor – their remit is Art & Play over the whole site. • Nils Norman – responsible for the Green Corridor to the east of Hobson’s Brook. • Sean Edwards – appointed to cover the Northern Approach. • Jeanne van Heeswijk – appointed to look after the Southern Approach. • Heather & Ivan Morrison – artists for the Community Square and have developed a structure to be erected in the Square. The piece will be around 10 metres wide and about 9 metres at its highest point, made of burnt and oiled timber. The wood, once treated, should be long lasting. It will have a totally open aspect and will look, at ground level, like a forest of trees, without bark or leaves.