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Friday, February 6, 2015

Milestones - A Waymarking Sculpture Commission for NHS Aryshire and Arran

From Will Levi Marshall

NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Deadline: 27 February 2015 at 17:30
A key to mental and physical health and well-being is an active lifestyle. Support to help patients enjoy the outdoors is built into the new hospital facilities. This project helps reinforce these aims by providing distance waymarks, or “milestones” around the campus as prominent landmarks with possible supportive text. These will be benchmarks for activity and pleasing visual objects in themselves. 

This project is to design, manufacture and install these waymarking interventions in the landscape to mark significant distances. Starting at key location points (such as the main entrance/car parking etc.) distances (10m 25m 50m 100m) will be annotated by sculptural interventions. Patients participating in rehabilitation programmes could aim to reach ever increasing milestone distance targets as part of this programme. The sculptures are visual punctuations, creating a place for contemplation and rest within the landscape. The locations may have additional supporting text clearly delineating distances in an illuminating and engaging way, for example “A harbour porpoise can travel around 10 metres in a second”. 
Whilst the text and sculptural forms to be made will be agreed as part of the design process, they should relate directly back to the landscape, flora and fauna of the Ayrshire coast as directed by the strategic goals of the Arts Strategy. 

Please email with a subject line "Milestones brief" for Full brief, application procedure and supporting documentation. 

Applications not in the format detailed in the application pack will be ineligible. 

Contractual Payment Details

Base budget comprises of £ 17,430 Of the budget it is assumed that £13,680 will be used for manufacture and install of the sculptures. This assumes £3,750 is available for artists design fees.

A further additional £1,200 is available for engineering certification or permissions if needed, and a modest sum is available for enabling works executed by the building contractor if required by the design agreed.
Location: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
For further information, please contact (Will Levi Marshall), or call 01556 640399, or visit
The deadline is Friday 27 February 2015 at 17:30.

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