1st February 2021
Spring is a time of renewal, of new life and hope.
Covid-19 has affected the town of Batley and its residents and communities hard. We want to look forward to the future – in the knowledge that people in our patch of West Yorkshire are resilient, and with the hope that we will return to busy high streets, activities, social events, cultural activities and friendships soon.
So with that in mind, we’re launching a new mural trail across Batley from Spring 2021 – along with new commissions and training opportunities for Kirklees-based artists.
Born out of an idea and partnership with Redbrick Mill and their resident artists – and with huge enthusiasm and support from Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin – we have secured funds through Kirklees Council’s ‘heART your town’ project to complete a series of murals in key locations across the town.
We’re also developing an innovative Augmented Reality strand to the project to complement the in-situ works. Artists will respond to the wall murals and to the Batley’s heritage, architecture and buildings, to design and create an interactive journey that can be explored physically and virtually around the town through a mobile phone app.
Interested? The full brief is here – and remember to get your expression of interest to us by Monday 1 March at 12noon.
If you’d like any further information, then drop a line to our Arts Producer Gaynor on firstname.lastname@example.org.