Clapham Park Art Committee is looking for new members
22 January 2020
**Applications have now closed**
Since pre-historic times art has been a part of the human spirit. It has been a way our ancestors stamped their place in the world.
Today, people use art in many different ways: to send messages about themselves or their society, to showcase their cultural identity, to embellish and beautify objects or people (think tattoos), or to engage with others, just to name a few…
Let’s continue to build on Britain’s strong tradition of public art installations.
Think about Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North or his cast-iron figures on the beach on Merseyside. Or the kind of emotions ‘The Arrival’ (the bronze sculpture of children outside Liverpool Street Station) evokes?
What about Banksy’s distinctive and thought provoking murals which can be seen all over his home town of Bristol (and beyond)? Did you get the chance to see Dale Chihuly’s magnificent nature-inspired glass sculptures at Kew Gardens?
And who can ever forget Anish Kapoor’s mega sculpture ‘The Orbit’ that welcomed the world to London when we hosted the 2012 Olympics?
If visual art means a lot to you, you could be who we’re looking for, to come aboard.
There’s still time to be part of the Clapham Park Public Art Committee. But don’t delay – deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 2 February 2020.
This is a unique opportunity to stamp your personality, your values and your identity onto your estate. We need your advice and input so we can come up with a plan to develop your public space and make art accessible to everyone.