Public art work at the Marks & Spencer site, Sevenoaks

Public art work at the Marks & Spencer site, Sevenoaks


Artist Commission


Bligh, Sevenoaks




Sevenoaks District Council


Sevenoaks District Council Public Realm Art Commission 

We wish to commission an experienced artist/designer to deliver a new public art installation by the Marks & Spencer site in Bligh, Sevenoaks.

Sevenoaks District Council Public Realm Commission is seeking an experienced artist/designer to design, install and deliver a new public art at the Marks and Spencer site, located in the heart of Sevenoaks Town.

We are seeking an experienced artist to work with us to produce a public artwork to be installed on the at the location shown at Appendix 1.

Because of its prominence, the artwork will need to be appropriate and sensitive to the location and we are looking for something that has narrative meaning to the area.

Drawings for the approved site application can be found at Appendix 1. The budget is an all‐inclusive fee of £17,000, which includes, but is not limited to design, health and safety assessments, site permissions, installation, delivery and a maintenance plan.

Within the overall fee, £1,000 is allocated towards delivering a community engagement programme to ensure local involvement and ownership in the final artwork. However, we would welcome suggestions from applicants about how to expand the budget through sponsorship, grants, etc.

The artwork should aim to be accessible, sustainable and environmentally conscious. It is important that the final artwork is sustainable, robust and of low or no maintenance, with a minimum lifespan of 20 years.

You will be expected to work closely with Sevenoaks District Council, the Sevenoaks District Public Realm Commission and other local stakeholders.

Expressions of interest should be emailed by Friday 29 January 2021, to Files should be no larger than 20Mb (or send a downloadable link).

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The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021.

For more information about this opportunity, please email

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