Whitegold commissions

The Whitegold and Garden Projects aim to make creative, innovative and activated public spaces that use art and gardening to celebrate the culture of clay country, enhancing its sense of place.

Current Opportunities
The Whitegold Project wishes to commission three artists to create art in public spaces for St Austell that inspires, challenges and reflect on this unique place. Off the main tourist trail, St Austell in Cornwall is an industrial town moulded from the china clay beneath its feet and which is now looking to creatively reshape its future. The project has the people of St Austell at its heart and is a St Austell Community Interest Company not-for-profit project in partnership with local business, local authorities and cultural organisations. Other opportunities will be posted here as they come on line. To keep up to date sign up to our mailing list.

TREMEN (passage)– a small covered passageway called Grants Walk: Budget £20,000
At the start of Grant’s Walk, coming from the town centre, is a covered passageway that is an important connection into the town from one of the main car parks at Priory Rd. It joins the main street in town, Fore St, with Biddicks Court behind. A contemporary artist, maker or designer is needed to lead on its refurbishment and create art for this space that makes a positive contribution to the environment. Download the full brief:
Whitegold Artists Brief TREMEN. Apply via Curator Space.

OPE (alley) – Chandos Place, an alley in the heart of the town: Budget £30,000
Artists, makers and designers are wanted to apply for this commission for Chandos Place, one of St Austell Town Centre’s main pedestrian thoroughfares which connects Fore St with Old Vicarage Place. It is a challenging space but one with scale and presence, and an important connection from the main street to the central square in St Austell.
Download the full brief Whitegold Artists Brief OPE Apply via Curator Space.

TREUDHOW (threshold)– a focal point on the western end of Fore St: Budget £15,000
We are seeking an exciting and innovative artist, maker or designer to create a new work for an important threshold at a key entrance into the town centre on the old Bodmin Rd. The location is also the start of one of the main ways out of the town towards the Clay Country – the villages that sit the ridge above St Austell town. In doing so the road passes Menacuddle Well and Wheal Martyn Clayworks – a museum dedicated to the culture of clay in the area. It also connects to the Clay Trails – a network of cycle and walking routes joining together Clay Country, the Eden Project and the town.
Download the full brief Whitegold Artists Brief TREUDHOW Apply via Curator Space.



One of the first Whitegold commissions: Parasite Ceramics: The Hive – Native Honeybee wall project for St Austell

Author: bsadceramics

Course leader, MA Ceramics Bath School of Art & Design

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