An £18,000 project has been launched to commission new public art to brighten up Burnham-On-Sea’s sea wall.

The new Seafront Public Art Project is a partnership between Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and regional arts group Seed, with funds provided by the Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation Fund, Sedgemoor District Council, Arts Council England and the National Lottery.

The search is on to commission an artist to brighten up the wall between the proposed new seafront play area outside Burnham Holiday Village on the Southern Esplanade up to Burnham’s Pavilion.

The Seafront Public Art project was identified in the council’s Burnham Evolution business plan in 2018, which stated: “The sea wall itself is devoid of attractive design features and remains purely functional despite previous attempts to use the wall to display information plaques.”

Up to three artists will be short-listed by the council and then local residents will be invited to vote for their preferred proposal.

The proposed artwork will require an expected life of at least 10 years and the theme should “respond to the local natural environment,” says the council.

You can read full details of the commission and how to apply by clicking here.

The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Monday 8th November 2021.


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