Call-out for Enfield artists to help brighten up town centres

Angel Edmonton, Enfield Town and Palmers Green are set to benefit from a council-run public art programme

Existing street art in Angel Edmonton
Existing street art in Angel Edmonton

Enfield Council has put out a call for local artists to help “enrich” three town centres with new public works of art.

Three public art commissions are now open for Angel Edmonton, Enfield Town and Palmers Green town centres. The council’s ‘Create Enfield’ team has brought together local artist mentors, young people and community leaders to curate the commissions and help in the selection process.

The public art champions have consulted with the local community for ideas and feedback and have selected the sites they would like to see transformed.

Chinelo Anyanwu, the council’s cabinet member for public spaces, culture and local economy, said: “These commissions will shine a light on Enfield’s vibrant communities, attract new artists and creative businesses and promote the borough as a place filled with rich cultural experiences for everyone to enjoy. We are looking for ambitious proposals that will transform unloved spaces into cultural landmarks.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the public art champions and their mentors who have worked incredibly hard to create these commissions and I look forward to seeing how the chosen artworks will embody the character and diversity of each town centre and reflect the people who live, work and study within them.”

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The project at Angel Edmonton asks for a site-specific artwork at Silver Street Station, to create a new landmark for commuters when using the station approach.

At Enfield Town the chosen site is a busy, 75-metre walkway which will welcome people to and from Palace Gardens Shopping Centre and Cecil Road.

In Palmers Green, the team has identified several walls and alleyways off Green Lanes which could host a public art trail.

Later this year, a further two town centre artwork commissions will be launched for Southgate and Edmonton Green.

The artworks are funded by Enfield Council and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with £24,000 available for each town centre project. The first three commissions for Angel Edmonton, Enfield Town and Palmers Green will be unveiled in September.

Artwork submissions must be emailed as per the instructions on the Create Enfield website:

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