We are delighted to be able to say that the call for design ideas for the memorial has been very successful and we now have a range of artists who have indicated their interest and their initial ideas. These are artists working in sandstone, iron and glass and many of them have a clear track record of delivering on public realm artwork.
The committee now have the difficult task of whittling down the entries to 6 artists who we will then invite to come and talk to us. That should take about 3-4 weeks. Thereafter, we will commission 3 of them to produce a fully costed and modelled proposal with a detailed plan for delivery.
This is a very important stage in the project and the first time we have actually been able to look at the ideas of interested artists. More information to follow over the next month and more details of the fundraising efforts which are running in parallel will be available on this site over the next few weeks.
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