Published on:02 October 2019
World class artists are being sought to bring the past, present and future of Meridian Water to life
World class artists are being sought to bring the past, present and future of Meridian Water to life – with the help of school children and local community.
Enfield Council is looking for three artists to design and create stunning artwork for the hoardings around the first phase of the £6bn Meridian Water project which will represent the history, present and future of Upper Edmonton and the Meridian Water regeneration scheme.
The scheme is seeking to provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs and to create 8.2 hectares of parkland in the Lea Valley over the coming 25 years.
Enfield Council has taken control of the vision and delivery of Meridian Water to ensure that local people are the principal beneficiaries. It aims to provide thousands of affordable homes and quality jobs in Enfield as well as new schools, community and health services, nurseries, shops and youth and leisure facilities.
The art project is expected to start at the end of the year with the winning artists working with local schools and community groups to get their design on the hoardings around Meridian Water Station.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “We’re looking for talented artists who can work with schools and community groups to devise and create fantastic artwork for the hoardings surrounding our rapidly developing Meridian Water project.
“This art will be seen by thousands of people every day and will plot the journey this development has taken from its inception while showing a glimpse of its glittering future.
"This is a great opportunity to create a vibrant, colourful and fun visual representation of the current future and past of this area and showcase the very best of the creative arts in our borough.”
For more information visit the Meridian Water website. The deadline for applications is 11 pm on 23 October.