Hunt for local artist to design community bench begins in Marlborough

4th May 2021, 12:44pm | By andrewjack |

Hunt for local artist to design community bench begins in Marlborough

Marlborough has launched an exciting competition calling for all local aspiring and expert artists to come forward and submit designs or artwork for a new community bench that Renaissance, part of Lifestory, is donating in support of the Marlborough Community Fridge project.

In support of the recently launched Marlborough Community Fridge, the new communal bench will be installed outside the Community Room in the George Lane Car Park. In the style of an open book, Renaissance is calling on local artists to take the blank canvas of the bench and share their colourful, inviting, and unique designs for the chance of their inspiration coming to life for the whole community to enjoy.

The book bench which will sit directly opposite the entrance of the community fridge will be a nice addition to increase community cohesion and encourage people to reconnect with their community.

Milly Carmichael , on behalf of Transition Marlborough said, “We are grateful for Renaissance’s generous support with the Community Fridge initiative and their willingness to support the project further with the addition of the bench donation and competition which is a nice way to bring the wider community together.’’

The Marlborough Community Fridge project is a partnership project between Marlborough Town Council and local charity Transition aimed to redistribute fresh, good quality, in- date food to everyone in the wider Marlborough community. To complement the fridge, a PYO herb garden and compost food waste area will be created where volunteers will be able to grow different herbs will be grown and also compost food waste; this is an additional part of the project which has been supported by Renaissance who has contributed the timber frame to build the large garden planter for the herb garden.

Interested local artists should email alambert@lifestory.group with their designs and can contact to request further information on the bench design competition. Entries will be considered until May 31 when a winner will then be chosen for their design to be brought to life.

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