Creative Consultation: Artist Commissions Announced

Gloucester Culture Trust and Festivals and Events International recently  asked artists and creatives, who know and love Gloucester, to apply for three Artist Commissions of £1,000.

We received over twenty applications through our open call  with ideas and suggestions to creatively engage the public.

The Artist Commissions are part of our Big Conversation to develop a plan for Gloucester’s Festivals and Events and making Gloucester a great place to live, work and play.

We are delighted to announce that our three commissions have been awarded to:

Christine Felce & Beth Jenkins; Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-op
Jacqui Grange; Creative Solutions
Joshua Patel; The Fabularium

About the artists:

Christine Felce and Beth Jenkins are members of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-op. For Gloucester Culture’s Big Conversation they will be staging a printmaking workshop using letterpress and monoprinted images that will form a mini forest of words and opinions expressing and encouraging people’s stories and opinions about Gloucester’s festivals and events. Everyone will be able to take away a copy of their own print as a souvenir.
Creative Solutions’ Jacqui Grange commission is called: ‘Does that look like me?’ ‘Face in the hole’ billboards that are illustrative and humorous, some inspired by workshops with specific groups will be displayed at various public locations and events. The public will be encouraged to interact with the billboards, taking selfies and talking about how they feel they fit, or don’t fit, into Gloucester’s festivals and events.
Joshua Patel from The Fabularium, who specialise in self-contained, exciting outdoor performance for families, will be located down in Gloucester Quays at the Canal Boat Café. Based on the idea of trading, the public will be invited to ‘trade’ tales of their favourite experiences in Gloucester in return for a tale from the performer in the installation.


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