The MyProm project team are working with The Isle of Man Arts Council and seeking designs for up to 2 x 2 sets of artistic panels to be part of gateway markers which indicate the entrance points onto Douglas Promenade’s low traffic speed environment.
The Department of Infrastructure will be responsible for the manufacture, installation and maintenance of both the marker post and artwork.
Artists are being invited to submit designs to feature on gateway bollards as part of the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment scheme MyProm - Isle of Man
The bollards will indicate the entrance points to the low traffic speed area, at the southern end of Loch Promenade and the northern end of Harris Promenade.
Made of granite, they will be 1.4 metres tall and have an embossed Celtic Knot design on the top. Each of the four bollards will feature two side panels, 20cm wide and 80cm tall, which will carry the winning designs.
Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK said:
With the enabling works now well under way on the promenade, we are seeking designs for these prominent features to be used to display public art. The winning designs will form an important part of this exciting refurbishment project and I encourage as many people as possible to submit their work.
The project is being supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council, with chairman Marlene Hendy MLC and members Dave Armstrong and Phil Chadwick comprising the judging panel.
Mrs. Hendy MLC (Chairperson of the Arts Council) pictured alongside Keith Podmore, Project Manager of the Douglas Regeneration.
Emma Callin, Head of the Villa Marina, Gaiety Theatre and Arts, explained:
This will be a wonderful opportunity for someone to be part of a lasting legacy for the Isle of Man. There could be up to 8 different designs or 4 pairs of designs that flow and complement each other.
For an informal discussion regarding this exciting project please contact Jane Corkill at The Arts Council via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 694598.
Designs should be submitted to the team no later than 2nd January 2019 to the public office of MyProm on the ground floor, Sea Terminal, Douglas.
Gateway Bollard plans