Art in Central Park
'Art in Central Park' was a two year public art and engagement programme in conjunction with the Plymouth Life scheme. It was developed by Plymouth City Councils art unit, alongside key partners and cultural organisations in the city.
Artist: Beth Emily Richards, Jemma Egan, Laurence Payout, James Jarvis
Date: 2008 – 2010
Location: View on our Public Art Map [desktop and tablet; requires Google sign-in]
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Commissioner: Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art (2010)
A series of contemporary art projects took place between 2008 and April – October 2010, jointly commissioned with Plymouth College Art. The works ranged from sculpture to live performance; aiming to highlight the park’s beauty and heritage as well as its recreational use, encouraging new visitors to discover what it has to offer.
Read an article about Art in Central Park on Plymouth College of Art website (Accessed 13 February 2018)
‘Souvenirs’ of deconstructed pieces of Plymouth’s Central Park skate park bowl that were painted by artist James Jarvis and combined with glass.
A series of ‘top trumps’ themed playing cards based on information on dogs from their owners the artist met while out dog walking in central park.
Artist Beth Emily Richards created a mobile bandstand for one day in Central Park. Young string players from the South West Camerata performed throughout the park in this one off piece.
Life sized images of people that the artist met and photographed in Central Park, positioned in different location with the aim of surprising passers-by.