Ridgeway Farm Art Project – It’s Happening!


Location: Ridgeway Farm, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Public Art Project – Community Consultation – Get involved!
Ridgeway Farm housing development is nearing completion and as part of the planning requirement (Section 106) there will be a public art project starting this summer which it is hoped residents of the development will be involved in.
I was selected in 2013 by Taylor Wimpey to work with the local community to make a fabulous art project and now that the development is nearing completion the project is happening!

With the help of residents and parishioners there will be a design and consultation stage  starting this summer where I will be exploring the site, drawing on the  local wildlife, flora and fauna along with the local history  I would like to meet with any interested residents and parishioners who know anything about the history of the farm, have an interest in birds, nature and wildlife and/or just want to be involved in the art project in some way. 

I am also looking for someone that is a keen photographer to document the project – this could be a student or amateur wanting to develop a project of their own – please get in touch!

I will also be looking for anyone with wood working skills that might be able to help.
This project is in the planning stages now – it is planned that there will be a series of workshops with Ridgeway Farm Academy and drop-in design sessions for residents. 

I will be at Ridgeway Farm Academy Summer Fair organised by Roots PTA on Saturday 13th July to talk about the project and gather your ideas – come and find me and let me know what you think and what you would like to see in your community.

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If you would like to contribute to this project in any way please contact me via my website; www.melissacole.co.uk

See you on site soon!

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