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Vivacity’s Unit Installation series 2018

Call for artist installations in Unit 59A, Queensgate Peterborough

Vivacity are looking for artists/designers to put forward proposals to create window installations.

This is an exciting new opportunity for artists to create installations in the window of Unit 59 in Queensgate, the window looks out over Cathedral Square so is a prime position.

Vivacity Unit, Queensgate, Peterborough, while measuring up for the new installation support plinth April 2018

The proposal is to have installations that are enclosed behind the glass, a space that no one can enter but everyone can see.

The physical space of approximately 8ft (width) x 8ft (depth) with a clear height of 5ft between the top of the display plinth and a ceiling beam above the window, there is a small amount of additional height forward and behind the ceiling beam to work with too. The space offers artists opportunities un-restricted by creativity and ambition. There will be a small amount of funding offered to each commissioned installation to help with materials and marketing. Each installation will be for a two week period and there will be 6 installations during the year.

To be eligible to apply artists/designers need to live in the Peterborough area. For further info contact Sheena Carman, Arts Programme Manager:

Artist James Tovey has started the installation series and has built a sturdy wooden plinth approximately 8ft x 8ft to Vivacity’s requirement to stand his art on. His wooden structures, sea plastic marine pollution, found objects from around Peterborough environs and paintings on display, are the third of his funded environmental projects in Peterborough. The display called ‘Plastic Native Temple’ is a solo follow up to the collaborative ‘Future Floodland’ plays that took place in Peterborough Cathedral precincts during the Peterborough Environment and City Trust Green Festival 2016, and community activity build ‘The Debris Navigator’  installation during the summer of 2017. The latter was awarded funds from the development grant of the Big Local for the Westraven Community Garden being created in Westwood, Peterborough. His work can be seen through the windows of the Vivacity Unit until 20th May 2018.



Viewable through the shop window near the Guildhall, Cathedral Square, Peterborough, PE1


8th – 20th May 2018

PAOS News, 5th May 2018.

Installation technician Martin and James Tovey's Mermaid Painting on its way to the Vivacity Unit 2018

Installation technician Martin Stalley with James Tovey’s ‘Mermaid and #Oceanplastic‘ oil painting on its way to the Vivacity Unit May 2018


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