Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Art installations

You may have noted a series of small sections of brick wall appearing at the side of the busway, near St Ives Park & Ride,  in the cutting at Windmill Hill, and  near Oakington.
The bricks carry words related to the busway.

Here is the St Ives one:



Does anyone know who designed them, and who paid for them?

4 comments:

  1. They're by Jo Roberts - commissioned by the county council. I picked up a leaflet at the Longstanton park and ride. See also www.cyclestreets.net/location/45710/

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  2. Many thanks for this information. I pass these structures almost every day, and its great to know who the artist is.

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  3. Here's another relevant web page. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6962431/Council-spend-23000-on-artwork-for-over-budget-busway.html
    It seems that the Council spent £23,000 on these installation and there were two other artists - Mark Dixon and Catrin Jones.

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  4. More about Mark Dixon's work at http://www.markdixon.me.uk/?tag=cambridge-busway and a web page about he building of the busway and artworks near Trumpington at http://www.trumpingtonlocalhistorygroup.org/subjects_CGB_history.html

    Other artwork on the busway at http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8459000/8459035.stm and http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8461000/8461802.stm

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