....Research Topics and Speculation about Art and Public Space by Scottish Citizen and artist Matt Baker

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Way of the Roses

I am delighted and very honoured to have been chosen as the artist to develop the artworks for the new coast to coast cycle path which crosses England from Lancashire to Yorkshire.
I have been working with artworks in relationship to routes for some time, particularly in my landscape work, and this is an incredible opportunity to push some of those ideas to the scale of an overall journey (that'll be 180 miles....). The commission partners are interested in ways that someone following the route can be 'active' in the landscape in such a way that they are contributing to the experience for those that follow. There is a wonderfully diverse group of folk who are part of the overall team ranging from Sustrans, Bridlington Renaissance Town, Lancaster City Council, Morecambe, the Forest of Borland + Yorkshire Dales and the East Lancashire Wolds. The public art manager on the project is Cathy Newbery

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