Call for bids 2015
The BioHaven floating island is a cross between a natural site and a man-made environment: this device, which you could swear was real earth, consists of a base of recycled plastic, a holder for filtering vegetation....More Info
On visiting the Hortillonnages, the landscape designer Sarah Ricketts and the artist Alice Cunningham had only one idea in their heads: that the concept of their coming installation should be inspired by the marshland ga...More Info
Elegant and ethereal, the sculpture by the visual artist Phoebe Eustance extends its immaculate lines along the banks of an islet in the Hortillonnages....More Info
Finding a new vocabulary to name each colour shade present in the landscape of the Hortillonnages, that is the aim of the British artist Stig Evans. Christened Jardins chromatiques, his installation is a real journey thr...More Info
Designed by the British visual artist Corinne Felgate, the work Nature Nurture (Amiens) breathes new life into a flotilla of small yellow ducklings: nicknamed Friendly Floatees in Great Britain, these bath toys experienc...More Info
Suspended in the trees by the British visual artist Rosie Morris, these two quadrilaterals attract the curiosity of the walker while blending into their environment. To design this patchwork positioned in the air, the ar...More Info
SYMBIOSIS â€“ LIVING TOGETHER _ Aaron Carpenter, Giedre Paliukaityte et Joana Avelar Quintas. This installation, named Symbiosis â€“ Living Together, is inspired by a mechanism well known amongst living beings; symbiosis...More Info
On the ĂŽle aux fagots, the marsh gives way to an evocation of Japanese gardens, stroll gardens and tea gardens: these two types of spaces are in fact notable for their strong relationship with water, a little like the H...More Info
It was on reading the French writer Marcel Proust that the two British landscape designers Benz Kotzen and Sarah Milliken conceived of the installation Willows of Amiens: at the beginning of the 20th century, Marcel Prou...More Info
Will Nash is a British visual artist known for his mathematically precise work: here he uses the repetition of a geometric figure to highlight the space occupied by a tree. He chose as a starting point a quotation gleane...More Info
This six by six metre garden enclosed by high transparent walls is in the tradition of the walled garden, called a hortus conclusus in Latin. Since the medieval era, this type of design has been characterised by its tig...More Info
Axis Mundi UK has placed five carved designs, all of which are the same length and distance apart into The Walks park. A drumstick has been carved at the tip of each post.
This is the telephone kiosk beloved by the English, in a beautiful vivid red and here planted right in the middle of a reed bed. Christened, with some humour, â€śHydrophoneâ€ť by the landscape designers of the PIP agency...More Info
This eulogy to slowness is a journey by the water, an amazing route in wood, made from solid wooden blocks, whose arrangement invites the visitor to stop and meditate. Designed by the NineteenEightyOne collective, its in...More Info
Itâ€™s a ripple, an artificial wave created by the movement of the water. To produce this troubling vision, the artist Jo Lathwood has used two panels striped with light and dark lines. One of them is firmly tied up to o...More Info
Miroirs Aux Aloettes is a piece designed using polished stainless steel, polished tubes to form mirrors, and other metal work such as chains, with marker buoys....More Info
Overflow is a garden of sculpted earth mounds.
Inspired by the spontaneous islands that naturally form in rivers, Overflow links to Kingâ€™s Lynn past flood plains. Set within the historic Walks park, Overflow integra...
The ethos of this project is to create a warm and friendly environment by designing an exceptional landscaped garden, to reflect the spirit of the former old gardens in Downham Market.
Two benches are hidden in the undergrowth on the Ă®le aux Fagots. The first one is functional, and made up of incurving wooden panels which encircle the trees. The second, more improbable, opens out in a crescent shape, ...More Info
Hidden in the hollows of a copse, the work of the artist Julia Heslop blends in with the trees, a structure of wooden planks in harmony with the undergrowth. Both inside and outside, the trunks emerge from the structure,...More Info
The aim of this piece is to help us think about artwork in a slow and natural way, by allowing us to embrace the distant future, but also respecting our environment and open spaces for future generations to come.
The project “Art, Cities and Landscape” is part of a global objective of social cohesion and cultural identity reinforcement in the cross-border area. It was selected as part of the ERDF co-funded INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England programme.
The partners, the Maison de la Culture of Amiens and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, try out common solutions to promote their natural, historic and man-made treasures via contemporary artistic creation, and more precisely by landscape, architectural and visual works.
This project specifically addresses to young
people, especially young artists who are graduates and young persons in social difficulty. It is developed in link with the local population in order to allow the inhabitants to reclaim their heritage and to contribute to the enhancement of their living environment. The project will also contribute to increase tourist attractiveness on both sites, while questioning the tenability and possibilities of sustainable territory development.
â€śNight Sailorsâ€ť enlightens one of Kings Lynn's most iconic landmarks, the Custom House. That elegant architecture designed in the 17th century by Henry Bell has become a testimony of the townâ€™s Hanseatic history and trading links with Europe.
The first light show will take place at 10pm on 19 July and will be repeated until 11.30pm. The show will run nightly until mid October
King's Lynn and West Norfolk is brim full of history, with a vibrant town centre and stunning public parks and gardens, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to spend a few nights and the perfect place to stay for exploring the rest of rural West Norfolk...
The history of Amiens is enriched by its local traditions, its inhabitants and its Hortillonnages...More Info