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Public art to celebrate the platinum jubilee

Artists are being encouraged to apply for Test Valley Borough Council’s platinum jubilee public art commissions ahead of the deadline this week.

As part of the celebrations marking the 70 years’ service of Her Majesty The Queen, TVBC, along with partner organisations, is running a number of events up and down the borough throughout the year, leading up the jubilee weekend in June.

As well as the celebrations, the authority has launched commissions for public artwork in public locations, yet to be determined, in both Andover and Romsey.

The closure for applications is fast approaching, with a deadline of March 30.

The artworks will celebrate the theme of seventy years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth and the Queen’s connections to the Test Valley.

“I’m very keen to encourage anyone who is interested to apply for these commissions. These new public artworks will form an important part of our jubilee celebrations here in Test Valley.  They will serve as a clear and present reminder of what Her Majesty has accomplished throughout her decades of service to the Nation.  

“These public artworks will feature in central locations in both towns, and are a real opportunity to pay gratitude to one of the most remarkable and longest serving monarchs in our history.”

Interested artists should send their applications in to the Arts Officer no later than the 30 March. Full details of the requirements and how to apply can be found in the artist brief which can be found on the council website, or by contacting the arts officer Faye Perkins fperkins@testvalley.gov.uk.

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