Two of our helpers and exhibitors, Anthony Donnelly and James Baker of local mural company and public art collective Urban Canvas, have been commissioned to create a temporary bespoke work of art for Tennyson Hall, a former school and community centre. The temporary piece is intended to stimulate discussion within the community about the possible uses for the building and the site. A 22 metre long white neon message spells out a quotation from the famous artist Michelangelo. I SAW AN ANGEL IN THE MARBLE AND I CARVED UNTIL I SET IT FREE
“The sentiment of the quotation suggests to me that with vision and determination something of beauty and magic can be created. The work intends to stand as a symbol of the sites potential and also the surrounding area as a whole. It could also be seen as a metaphor for the rising aspirations and determination of the City of Nottingham and it’s people.” Anthony Donnelly
The work is the pilot project for a public art strategy that Urban Canvas are designing for the area, called Making Alfreton Road Shine.” Urban Canvas are a collective of artists with studios based in NG7.
For further information contact Anthony Donnelly on 07906420110.