IDEAS are being sought for a new piece of public art in Leamington.
Warwick District Council (WDC) is looking for suggestions on people, places, objects, or things residents associate with the town.
The information is aimed to help shape the development of a new piece of public art for the pedestrian underpass at Leamington Station, which will be seen by thousands of people during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer.
The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palettes art piece will be made up of number of large colour swatches with each one representing themes relating to the town. The themes include arts and culture, innovation, sports and leisure, nature and natural environment, entertainment, history and community.
The art will showcase what the town has to offer visitors such as the Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Spa Centre and Jephson Gardens.
It is being funded by WDC and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, which has provided £1.8million for infrastructure improvements ahead of the games.
WDC tourism and culture spokesman Coun Liam Bartlett said: “The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palettes will be a great visual improvement for the gateway into the town. Welcoming visitors and spectators from all over the world during this year’s Commonwealth Games. This piece of public art will showcase what we are proud of in Royal Leamington Spa and provide a fantastic opportunity for the people of the district to be part of this project.”
Artist Stacey Barnfield, who will be developing the artwork, said: “The Colour Palette artworks are all about celebrating local; the areas we grew up in, the people who inspire us, the places we love and the buildings we cherish. It’s wonderful that the Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palettes are being shaped by residents of the town and my thanks go out to everyone who submits a suggestion.
“I can’t wait to see what will feature on the final artworks. They promise to be fascinating and interesting designs packed with wonderful – and colourful – references that will welcome visitors to the town in their thousands every day.”
The art will be installed before the games come to the district this July – with venues for the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls at Victoria Park and the Cycling Road Race start/finish at St Nicholas Park in Warwick.
Visit www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/RLSColourPalette to submit suggestions by Saturday February 12.