2019 – Art in the Landscape

Last year’s heatwave and the abundance of floral displays might be a distant memory but the work goes on and we are busy planning this year’s competition entry.

Each year we choose a theme to illustrate some aspect of Market Bosworth, and in 2019 we are going for ‘Art in the Landscape’.

The plan is to invite local artists to put forward ideas for some form of artwork to integrate with and supplement the usual floral displays in troughs and hanging baskets etc. that we put around the village.

We think that this would be a great way to give people a way to express their feeling for Market Bosworth , either by putting forward ideas , making their own artwork, alone or in collaboration with others

For schools especially , we think this would be a great way to get children to plan and execute a piece of work , perhaps for display outside the school, obviously there will have to be

considerations for Health and Safety and perhaps permission might be needed to use the location selected but I’m sure that with goodwill this could be an enjoyable challenge.

Call for Artists , when it comes to judging day, we will be starting the route at the Fire Station , down High St., and up Park St. a quick tour around the Country Park then down Rectory Lane and into the Market Place. Perhaps artists would like to think about some artwork that would be suitable for the following locations on the route :-

  • Fire Station
  • Wildflower Meadow
  • Catholic Church
  • Community Library
  • Red Lion car park entrance
  • Old Forge
  • Parish Hall Frontage
  • Park street beds
  • Parish Field
  • Stone Beds
  • Country Park
  • Bosworth Hall frontage
  • Bowls Club
  • Black Horse garden
  • Shop windows (pending permission)
  • Wheatsheaf courtyard

This is not a definitive list and clearly the permission of the property owners/or appropriate authority would need to be sought.

If your premises are along the route and you think you might have a location for a piece of art (it might be a poster, a painting , written word , glassware, pottery or a sculpture) please let us know.

We do hope that you are able to participate and help us make Bosworth spectacular this summer.

Email us here: bosworthinbloom@gmail.com

Chris Hooker

Chairman , Bosworth in Bloom