The final activity in the public art project for Augusta Park, Andover will be held on Saturday 23 May from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Smannell Green.
Look out for the new Art Bus from Test Valley Arts Foundation which will be transformed into a Mini Museum for the day. It will be filled with activities, conversations, exhibitions of local school children’s work, re-enactors, art workshops, story telling and much, much more!
Augusta Open Space is a public art project that has been running for the past three months in Augusta Park, Andover, led by artist Laurence Dube-Rushy. Laurence has encouraged residents to talk about their vision for how local public art might look by exploring Augusta open spaces through a series of activities and events.
Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, Councillor Tony Ward, said: “Residents have taken part in art clubs, art talks and art walks, and have shared a wide range of ideas through social media. Children and families from Endeavour School have completed specially designed homework projects, and have taken part in a bespoke geocache treasure hunt, as well as a ‘Stories for the Bees’ storytelling event. The Augusta Open Space project is an excellent example of a local community becoming involved in how their environment will be shaped; creating a legacy for their children to grow up with.”
One of the outcomes of the project so far is that people feel strongly about the poppy fields at Augusta Park, so residents are invited to come along on Saturday with a bag of poppy seeds and plant the seeds of Augusta’s future!
Augusta Open Space is a public art project commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council with funding from the developer’s Section 106 agreement for August Park. The project aims to research the possibilities for art at Augusta. For more information visit www.augustaopenspace.com.