Blackhorse Lane

Submissions due 23 April 2013

The Architecture Foundation is working with LB Waltham Forest on its regeneration programme for the Blackhorse Lane business area.  The programme includes public realm transformations, improvements to industrial premises, shop front renovations and a public art commission.

Led by architecture practice We Made That, The Architecture Foundation will be advising on many aspects of the project bringing a wealth of experience in public realm commissioning. The team also includes graphic designers Europa and quantity surveyors Stockdale

Call for Artists and Designers: Blackhorse Lane Art Commission

The project has now issued an open call for designers and artists interested in being considered for a public art commission at Blackhorse Lane, which will result in a permanent piece of art on the gable wall of 6 Blackhorse Lane. Acting as a 'public welcome' to the area, it is envisaged that the final design will celebrate the industrial heritage of Waltham Forest and will draw attention to the rich history of making in the area.

The chosen artist will be selected through a two stage competitive process.  This first open call stage, asks creatives interested in the commission to submit a portfolio of relevant past experience along with a short text outlining their initial response to the brief.  Following this a shortlist of three artists will be selected and asked to put forward concept propopsals for the artwork.  One winner will then be selected to deliver the final piece. 

To download the full open call document with further details please click here. The deadline for submitting to the Open Call is 23 April 2013.

There was a chance for questions and answers relating to this brief.  Please download this document to see the full list of questions and corresponding answers that may help with your submission.