Acting as Persimmon Homes' Public Arts Co-ordinator for this mixed-use scheme on the northern edge of Salisbury, we were responsible for preparing the artists' brief, coordinating the artist selection process and also submitting the planning application, which went on to be granted.
The selected art work, the Fugglestone Red Hares, is by artist Julieann Worrall Hood. The four 2-metre-high leaping hare sculptures will be sited at the gateway entrance to the site and in the nearby proposed public open space.
“This project really draws upon an ideal range of skills from the Bristol team, with Landscape Architects, Architects and Urban Designers contributing to the scheme and the setting, drafting of the brief and then going on to manage appropriate stakeholder involvement as appropriate.” – Richard McWilliam, Landscape Director.
The reference to the brown hare is due to its historical and cultural importance in Wiltshire, and Salisbury in particular. Brown hares are also common across the chalk downland landscape of the site’s setting.