Document written by Peter Downey, Special Projects Co-ordinator for
Sheffield Hallam University.
It was written before Phase 2 of the City Campus Developments (Campus
21) of which the latest completed phase is The
- The University has created the "Art for the Community" programme
in response to the City's "Percentage for Art" requirement.
- The programme should be seen not as a constraint but the creation
- The Contractor is deemed to be conversant with the Conceptual Blueprint,
the first stage of a five part strategy to realise the public art programme
for Campus 21. That document outlines:-
- a philosophy for public art on the City Campus;
- a consideration of the 'Campus Image';
- four 'Design Environments';
- a methodology for the integration of artworks and the involvement
- an indication of the methodology for the identification of themes
- statements on 'Identification and Orientation', Landscaping and
- The "Art for the Community" programme aims to be flexible and adjustable
focusing upon the opportunities for the integration of work by artists
and craftspeople in the building. These are opportunities for artists,
architects and other design professionals to work collaboratively with
the Contractors contributing specific elements of the project.
- The contractor will be required to facilitate this integration in
conjunction and liaison with the University.
Peter Downey also added the following comment:
The 'Art for the Community' programme is a dynamic, evolving through experience
and opportunity. The spaces - internal and external - were always seen
to be as important as the buildings. Now, as those spaces come into existence,
it is equally as important for the programme to utilise them to enhance
the experience of the public who pass through them in their daily lives.
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