A significant new piece of public art will be commissioned as part of the proposed £11 million comprehensive refurbishment of Angel Central in Islington, North London by CBRE Global Investors.
The Contemporary Art Society has been appointed to source the new artwork and has compiled a handpicked list of critically acclaimed UK artists, from which a steering group has invited a small group of artists to provide their proposals.
The shortlisted artists specialise in a wide range of mediums, from graphic and two-dimensional works to the more architectural or digital interpretations, and their final concepts will be shown at a public consultation event, taking place from the 9-10 March, to gauge opinion amongst local residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
Working with The Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, CBRE Global Investors and Development Managers, Queensberry are also planning to involve local schools in the process via an education programme designed to highlight creative learning and artistic process.
The final artist will contribute a unique piece celebrating the local area and Angel Central’s new look.
Commenting on the decision to commission a new piece of public art for Angel Central, Laura Wilson-Brown, Head of Asset Management UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “The new art installation or work will be a central focus for the proposed development and will reflect the contemporary look of a revitalised Angel Central. We are excited to see what the shortlisted artists will submit and how they have interpreted our brief. It is important the new art reflects the local community and is something we can enjoy for many years to come.”
Fabienne Nicholas, Head of Consultancy at the Contemporary Art Society, added: “To be appointed by CBRE Global Investors and Queensberry for Angel Central is a fantastic opportunity to commission a piece of art that reflects the history and community of Angel. The highly acclaimed shortlisted artists will each provide their own unique response to the local area and we are thrilled to have been part of the legacy process for this popular destination.”