Public art 'bandstand' being built in Weston-super-Mare town centre
A new public art ‘bandstand’ is being built in Weston-super-Mare town centre as part of a cultural project in the town. The new ‘art shrine’ is part of the 21st Century Super Shrines project being run by Culture Weston.
The timber-built outdoor structure, featuring a small external performance area and sheltered seating, is being built in the pedestrianised space outside on Big Lamp Corner on the High Street. The shrine is made from recycled and sustainability sourced timber approved by the Forest Stewardship Council and is being built by local artisan carpenter and master joiner Simon Birtwhistle.
Internationally acclaimed public realm artist Morag Myerscough has been working on the project alongside students from Weston College and local artists to come up with designs to decorate the artwork. Culture Weston creative director Fiona Matthews said: “The painting of the Shrine is a key moment in the project, as Morag’s co-ordinated jigsaw of pattern and colour brings the design to glorious multi-coloured life.
Pic: The design of the public art 'shrine' is based on a traditional bandstand (Image: Culture Weston)