Shortlisted artists West Wing Battery site visit

Fort Burgoyne Artist commission

On September 25th 2019, between bouts of pouring rain, the West Wing Battery Commission shortlisted artists, Emily Peasgood, Gabor Stark, Jonathon Wright  and Maja Spasova visited the site for the first time.

The artists are all working on proposals for this scheduled ancient momument that they will submit by November 1st.

One of the artists will be selected to realise their proposal which is planned to be installed by June 2020 as part of the Land Trusts work to open the site to the public.

Chris Valdus from the Land Trust, James Wood the heritage architect and Jason and Samara Jones-Hall from Pioneering Places, as well as Karen Pamplin Browne the project evaluator, were all there to answer any questions the artists had.

The stabilisation work on the Gate House and other buildings is well underway with the lime putty pointing work clearly visible.

The fifth shortlisted artists Pascal Bronner and Thomas Hillier of Fleafolly are planning to make a visit soon.