Artist needed to be on track with artwork for Corby Train Station

Corby Train Station

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The search has begun to find an artist to produce a commissioned piece of artwork to be installed at Corby Railway Station.

Corby Council is looking for an artist to create the artwork, which will be displayed at the town’s train station, after receiving Section 106 monies for the project.

The council is asking for someone who can produce an art installation which will enhance the visitor experience at Corby Railway Station as well as provide a creative and visually stimulating welcome to Corby.

The successful bidder needs to design, produce and install public art which will be original, of high quality, which connects to the local area, its history and cultural offer, provides a creative and visually stimulating welcome to Corby, as well as reflect and celebrate the theme of Corby borough.

The artwork also needs to be fit for purpose, robust, secure, comply with relevant health and safety requirements and be low maintenance, and be granted any planning permission before fabrication starts.

The exact location of the artwork will be agreed during the consultation period in line with planning consent but must be within the Corby Railway Station boundary.

At this stage, the council is open to proposals regarding the scope, size and materials of the piece, though they are expecting that the artwork will be permanent.

The tender states that the project has a total budget of £80,000 to cover all fees and works.

For more information and the full tender documents go to www.sourcenorthamptonshire.co.uk/contracts/show/id/12308.

The deadline to return these documents is midday on Monday, June 1.