Public Art Programme Anstey Way

The artwork is being commissioned to enrich Anstey Way and enhance the public space provided through the scheme. Further details on the artists appointed to create works for the site are provided below.

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Artists Sarah Sabin, Rodney Haris and Valda Jackson have been commissioned to create new artworks for Anstey Way.

Further details of the artists who will be working to create exciting new artworks for the area.

Proposed artworks

The ideas behind the artwork Sarah is proposing for Anstey Way were informed by the history of farming, the plant breeding institute, and the ongoing growing in the community including the allotments and the community garden.

As it has grown, existing residents have welcomed newcomers into the community. Trumpington conveys a sense that it is a nurturing place. Sarah was keen to convey the idea of how a community grows and what underpins the communities that continue and flourish, her work exploring the connection between these characteristics or traits.

Experimentation with digitally manipulated imagery to produce a series of patterns, which will be transferred onto the tiled entrances around the site. The design allows for individual elements to come into sharp focus and recede, according to the viewpoint of the onlooker.

The background image for the tiles has been created from a collection of the cyanotypes. The background design will be overlayed with further imagery to make eight individually distinct entrances. The designs are at an early stage and are exploring combining plant imagery with other aspects of the community.

Community involvement

Sarah has been working with and meeting various groups and individuals in the community, such as the Trumpington History Society, Residents Association, Allotment Society and year 3 pupils and staff at Fawcett School, to explore the ideas and collect research.

The children explored the themes of growing and community through, talking, exploring, and making in various ways. The workshops involved creating relief plaster tiles with found objects, cyanotypes or sun prints(an early photographic printing process) and creating handmade paper from shredding recycled paper. Pupils wrote words about their village, which they embedded in the paper.

Background Anstey Way

Anstey Way will see the development of 56 dwellings within 11 apartment buildings comprising one; two and three bedroom apartments. Of the 56 dwellings, 12 apartments are designated for over 55’s accommodation to replace those currently located on the site.