Great Kneighton Public Art Programme

Completed: 2014 Client: Countryside Artists: Heather and Ivan Morison, Jeanne Van Heeswijk, London Fieldworks, Nils Norman, Sean Edwards, Simon & Tom Bloor
Location: Great Kneighton
Services: Cultural Placemaking, Residential

In 2010 Futurecity wrote a strategic public art strategy for Great Kneighton (then known as Clay Farm and Glebe Farm). Stemming from a detailed community consultation, six leading UK and international artists were commissioned to develop ambitious new creative approaches to placemaking in a 120-hectare growth area for Cambridge, which will eventually provide 3,000 new homes. Artists are currently working across a range of disciplines: biodiversity, play, sustainability, community development, landscape design, history and heritage, food and growing, health and wellbeing. Their ambitious proposals have influenced the architecture, landscape, infrastructure, play space, bridges, public art, street furniture, land-art and community spaces and provided deeply woven narratives about place and community into the fabric of the public realm.

the artist

Simon and Tom Bloor, Nils Norman, Jeanne Van Heeswijck, Sean Edwards, Heather and Ivan Morrison and London Fieldworks.

Across this large site, 6 lead artists are creating innovative place-making projects, some permanent pieces of art, some temporary that focus on connecting people to place.


+44 (0)20 7407 0500 71 Central St, London, EC1V 8AB


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