The specifics announced

After a great deal of hard work the specifics of the sculptures are announced:

A few works from Irene Rogan:

"The final sculptures, although non-representational, are inspired and informed by microscopic examination of the exquisite diatom forms collected from the River Leen which flows through this dynamic recreational space. The audience is connected to the natural resource of water and the River Leen close by. The work celebrates biodiversity and uses environmentally friendlier materials and continues a long term interest in diatoms and water born micro organisms.

Four 1.7 metre high sculptures will be located on a landscaped entrance which involved collaborating with the landscape architect to develop concepts unify sculpture and landscaping. I formed and grew grass on miniature mounds with shapes inspired by diatoms and other organisms to inform the landscaping. Community engagement and education brings the River and water to the people"

To find out more about Irene Rogan please visit her website or follow the links to "Irene's Experiements"

This photo is an initial research Polaroid photograph by Irene Rogan the chosen artist. For more images of The proposed ideas that Irene has had please look on the artists page.


After a long decision making process, the artist for the chettles yard commision has been chosen. See the Artist link for more details.
Welcome to the Chettles Yard Public Art Project blog.

Chettles Yard lies in the heart of Radford along side the river Lean in Nottingham. (See Link)

OPAL property Group are working with Lewis and Hickey architects and are currently undergoing huge innovative developments that incorporate many new components that will lead the way in “green” developments in Nottingham.

The site will welcome 1000 students from Nottingham Trent University and The Nottingham University from September 2009 and the completed development will comprise of seven contemporary multi-storey accommodation blocks providing a student village, with spacious en-suite bedrooms arranged in apartment clusters with shared kitchens/living rooms.
In addition, two further mixed-use buildings will be built providing employment, retail and office space.

The entrance to the site is where the public art work commissioned by OPAL will be installed. A team of representatives from Nottingham Trent University, OPAL, Lewis and Hickey, Nottingham City Council Planning department are currently in discussions with 3 artists from the East Midlands about the final deigns.

I, Lucy Broadhurst, a Decorative Arts Undergraduate from Nottingham Trent University will document the process of the project on this blog. I hope to inform others about how public art in Chettles Yard has arrived in its place.