CO-INNOVATION, a centre supporting start-up businesses and community integration in Dover, required a curated series of internal and external public artworks reflecting a positive and innovative ethos.
Three sites were selected for the artworks; twelve external panels on the front facade of the building, eleven concreted external panels around the northern wall of the building, and one large scale internal mural.
The artworks are intended to attract new businesses and promote a positive, progressive, and inclusive message for the Warehouse. We can achieve this though following the three key values of Dover Big Local; To Unify, To Energise, To Inspire. The three project sites each reflect one of these vales and together echo the ethos of Dover Big Local.
✓Six commissioned artists
✓three open call competitions
✓all submissions included into one large mural
✓investing £2000 paid directly to artists in Dover
NICOLA DUNSBEE - NIENKE EERNISSE - PHILLIP HUTTON - BEN HUNT- JEFFREY LOFFMAN - MIKE TEDDER
COMMISSIONED BY DOVER BIG LOCAL
(Unfortunately only one of these projects has so far been installed by Co-Innovation)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Dover Art Network is an online exhibition of ideas from artists in Dover commissioned in response to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Dover Art Network resource exists for visitors to explore the work of artists visualised in locations around Dover. It provides artists with an opportunity to explore and develop ideas for sculpture beyond physical limits, to push the boundaries of contextualising art in the public space, and to exhibit collectively across boundaries.
We encourage everyone to explore the work and ideas of the artists as they respond to our town.