Facebook post by University for the Creative Arts - UCA

UCA is set to play a key role in a new public art project being developed for an ambitious new park in the Kent village of Kings Hill. Over the coming year, a team from UCA and the Turner Contemporary art gallery @turnercontemporary will combine their expertise in art and education with the aim of involving and inspiring creative futures for young Kings Hill @kingshillvillage residents. A number of artists have already submitted their proposals and the artist-in-residence is expected to be announced in early December. That artist will then work with an ‘atelier’ of UCA students who will also be mentored by senior curatorial staff at Turner Contemporary. UCA’s Assistant Vice Chancellor Terry Perk said “UCA is absolutely delighted to be partnering with Turner Contemporary, Liberty and Kent on this ground-breaking project,”. He continued “Engaging our students in live projects is at the heart of what we do and this project provides a unique opportunity for our students to expand their talents, insights and imaginations outside the walls of the university’s campuses and into the public spaces in Kings Hill.” Kent County Council @kcc_kent and developer Liberty Property Trust are also partners in the project which has been coordinated by public art commissioning agency FutureCity @futurecityblog. Read the full story: https://bit.ly/2IMj4lH #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #PublicArt #Kent #KingsHill #CreativePlacemaking #CulturalPartnership #Collaboration #TeamWork #Community #art #artist #design #contemporaryart #sculpture #modernart #creative