Gosforth Art Junction

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Gosforth Art Junction

Wonderstuff By Wonderstuff

Help us create Gosforth’s largest piece of public art. Now is the time to bring a real sense of pride and public spirit by creating and installing a large wall mural to transform Gosforth.

Gosforth Idea stage

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Flintlab Coworking Space opened in Gosforth in 2018, and after the change in road layout at Gosforth High Street, it’s end gable wall has been more visible than ever. After purchasing the building in 2020 new owners Paul and Louise who run Flintlab, and established creative agency Wonderstuff, wanted to bring to Gosforth (their home) some of the art and culture they’d seen across the UK in the form of a large scale public art piece. Working with the Mushroom Works - a local art studio and gallery - all agreed that the street would benefit from an artistic intervention and that the prominent site would be suited to a mural. Working with an established artist - As Willerton - who often uses strong typography mixed with traditional skills - resonated with Paul whose past typographic art prints have been sold in the Baltic, and in London. The project will elevate the High Street and further position Gosforth as a place for independent and cultural businesses.

What we'll deliver:

  • Primarily deliver a new public artwork covering the prominent wall
  • Have the public choose from 2-3 designs
  • Create artwork and merchandise so that the public can own a part of the project
  • Create a small exhibition in Flintlab to celebrate the project

Why it's a great idea:

We believe art and culture is a great way to engage the community, brighten up public space, stimulate footfall, and install a sense of civic pride. Through the public art project, we intend to use the vote as a way to ask the community aspirations for their local area, which can inform ideas for other projects for Gosforth and encourage more independent businesses to consider Gosforth as their home, improving the area for residents, local businesses and visitors alike.

Steps to get it done:

  • Project Launch
  • Mailshot to local community, on Flintlab and Wonderstuff’s mailing list
  • Creation of project literature, including microsite and flyer design
  • Active fundraising in local area
  • Creation of window display to boost interest and raise awareness
  • Creation of artwork concepts for public vote
  • Securing of permits for scaffolding / cherry picker
  • Prepping of surface
  • Execution of artwork
  • Celebration event and exhibition

Gallery

Location Gosforth

About the space

NE3 1DH

Council

Newcastle City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,192

Execution of artwork, including design, preparation, materials, and labour - £6,000 (65%)
Project Management - £1,200 (13%)
Contingency for project management or labour overrun, materials etc - £500 (5%)
Merch for promotion, including Tote Bags, Postcards, and Posters - £355 (4%)
Exhibition Material - £350 (4%)
Other - £787 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

65%
Execution of artwork, including design, preparation, materials, and labour
£6,000
13%
Project Management
£1,200
5%
Contingency for project management or labour overrun, materials etc
£500
4%
Merch for promotion, including Tote Bags, Postcards, and Posters
£355
4%
Exhibition Material
£350
9%
Other Read More
£787
  • Spacehive fees
    £420
  • Transaction Fees
    £282
  • VAT
    £84

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Working with the council to increase green space and planting around the junction to improve the environment.

Total £9,192

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