Greenfield Arts have been working alongside the Shildon community and regional organisations in an exciting project to realise a new artistic gateway at Shildon Station. The new artwork will be informed by the people of Shildon, the community spirit of the place and its rich and significant heritage.
Creative Director Katy Milne and Artist/Designer Nic Golightly are now busy finalising research and forming the creative designs that reflect the past, present and future of the Shildon community.
Creative Director, Katy Milne states, “although we are all in very extraordinary and challenging times at the moment, this work is still developing, and we are working towards the final outcome that has been informed by the exceptional people from across Shildon. Community is so important, and we intend to recognise and celebrate the Shildon community, it’s past, present and future, through the new look and feel of the Shildon Station platform.”
Artist Nic Golightly has produced a Zine (magazine) that captures many of the voices heard throughout the project. You can enjoy this and find out more about our designs and the progress the project has made by visiting our blog, https://bit.ly/2OPiBjB, or contact Greenfield Arts for further information [email protected]
The project is supported by Northern Heartlands, one of the sixteen Great Place Schemes in England, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England and also by Bishop Rail Community Partnership. Although Greenfield Arts face to face activity in the community is on hold, Greenfield Arts are committed to realising this work for the Shildon community. The project timeline will be extended, due to coronavirus, but will look forward to the time when we can install, share the new work and celebrate this fantastic place and its remarkable community.