Artworks for Riverdown Park and the new country park

Wiltshire Council Arts  Service through the planning process secured a commitment from Barratt Homes to deliver public art that would engage the local community. This project is now underway. More information on one of the first elements of the project is below:

Artist Kerry Lemon has been commissioned by Barratt Homes for a project developed alongside Laverstock and Ford Parish Council and Wiltshire Council, to create a series of permanent artworks for Riverdown Park and the new country park to be installed in early spring 2019.

Kerry has said: “I am really enjoying this project and feel inspired by the local flora and fauna alongside Laverstock’s history as an important centre of medieval tile production. I look forward to working with the creative students of Greentrees School and celebrating the history and wildlife of the area.”

As part of this project she has invited Wessex Archaeology, Wildlife Drawing and Same Sky to work with the Greentrees junior pupils and create beautiful handmade lanterns inspired by her artwork.

The children will be taking part in a lantern parade on the evening of the 20th March 2018 to celebrate the Spring Equinox. They will meet at the junior school site at 6pm (Saunders Avenue, Riverdown Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3PG) and will celebrate their arrival at the Infant school playground (Greentrees Infant School, Sycamore Drive, Bishopdown Farm, Salisbury, SP1 3GZ) at 6.40pm with the Infant pupils and local residents, friends and families.

We invite local residents to come and celebrate with us at the Infant School site. “It will be a very special night celebrating the students creativity in Riverdown Park.”

For further information please contact the artist Kerry Lemon

We’ll keep you updated as the project develops.




2 thoughts on “Artworks for Riverdown Park and the new country park

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