Map to Weston-super-Mare
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Each of the artists or collectives responded to Weston-super-Mare, often drawn to existing architectural structures or gathering points such as the former Model Yacht Pond, Weston Market, the Railway Station and Town Quarry. The resulting programme features sculptures which transform viewing points out to sea and a night-time luminescent phenomenon, which play on the carnival wonderment of the seaside, as well as a number of texts, illuminated, cast and etched, which encourage us to consider the seaside as a place of childhood memories, contemplation and anticipation.
The public art programme was accompanied by an extensive engagement programme. To find out more about the programme visit the Wonders of Weston website.
Funders and supporters
Wonders of Weston was developed as part of the nationally acclaimed Sea Change programme (2008 - 2010), managed by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE 1999 - 2011) on behalf of DCMS. Situations and Field Art Projects were selected by North Somerset Council to co-curate a series of commissions for the town. Sea Change was a capital grants programme over three years that grants awards to local authorities. Its aim was to use culture to make a difference to seaside resorts, contributing to sustainable, social and economic regeneration.