Ideas Test commissioned artist Patrick Walls to work with the communities of Milton Creek Country Park to co-create a piece of public art that reflects the ecology and heritage of the park and Milton Creek and will be used by visitors for years to come.
Patrick works on projects exploring the relationship between people and places and develops public art interventions encouraging interaction and engagement. Community interaction is essential to Patrick’s practice, from the initial stages of the design process, through consultation, to the finished outcomes.
Funded a lead artist (sculptor) to work with the community to co-create a public artwor
Sculptural interventions for new and existing park visitors
An artwork featuring designs created by the community and young people
Opportunities to participate in stone carving workshops
An exhibition of workshop participant carvings
Delivered high-quality public art in a low-engagement area
Reached new audiences
Developed new ways of working, specifically community arts commissioning
New partnerships and collaboration between local organisations
Hidden Lands in Numbers
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