Artist and charity showcase set for the Worcester Plinth - The Worcester Observer

Artist and charity showcase set for the Worcester Plinth

Worcester Editorial 5th Oct, 2023   0

A TRIO of new works will be showcased on Worcester’s riverside after organisers secured funding for the unique project.

The Worcester Plinth, prominent home for large art installations on the city’s riverside, will be working with local charities and artists to create three new works of art funded by the United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund selected by Worcester City Council.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcester Snoezelen Centre and a third to be announced, will pick subjects important to them and then work with local artists to create a piece of work for the Worcester Plinth.

“It is a real opportunity for us to talk to the people pf Worcester about what we do,” said Jane Roberts of Worcester Snoezelen Project.

“As a centre we provide a range of multi-sensory services that give people with additional needs space to be themselves, learn, develop and discover meaning in their lives. Art is a part of that so to be able to develop something so large for The Worcester Plinth is exciting for us.”

“Local community involvement in developing work for the Worcester Plinth is really important to us and Worcester City Council’s decision to use some of their United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund allocation to support this project is really appreciated,” said Oliver Carpenter of The Worcester Plinth.

“As we become more recognised as a location for ‘Big Art on the Riverside’ the knowledge that causes and communities like those supported by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and Worcester Snoezelen Project feel they are fundamental contributors to the work we display is very rewarding.”

The Worcester Plinth uses a prominent derelict riverside building, The Screen House, which has been unused since it was the water inlet/outlet for the power station on Hylton Road, Worcester which was demolished in 1979. It has stood empty ever since but is now to be transformed into something unique and inspiring.

The first four works already commissioned and displayed on The Worcester Plinth were ‘Return of the Mayfish’ by Alan Ross (funded by Canal & River Trust), ‘Pelicans’ by Frans Wesselman, ‘Hendrix in Worcester’ by Iona Rowland and ‘Wild Worcester – Sky Lions & Other Animals’ by Tarragon Kelham (all funded by the Elmley Trust).

For more information on how to get involved in the Worcester Plinth please go to , or e-mail [email protected]

The artworks will change constantly through the year and will be produced by national, local artists, and young artists still in education.

If you would like to work on an installation or for more information visit

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