Pier Projects Announce New Artist Commission

Pier Projects Art Agency is delighted to announce Alisa Oleva as the artist commissioned for 2021. She will develop a new art project for Felixstowe inspired by walking and in response to this unique port and coastal town. London-based Oleva was selected by a newly formed community arts panel, comprising residents of Felixstowe following a nationwide open call for proposals.

The artist commented: “I am excited and looking forward to coming to Felixstowe to work with Pier Projects. As a walking artist, I will be creating a commission inspired by locations, sites and views shared by the local community. The project will invite people to see the town and other people from a new perspective, different angles and viewpoints, to look at the details and textures of Felixstowe whilst looking at the horizon, into the distance and the future.”

This commission, launched by Pier Projects, intends to reconnect people with their local environment and promote wellbeing. It also aims to contribute to personal and collective reflection, support recovery from trauma and develop a spirit of collective endeavour in Felixstowe.

Whilst the commission will launch in early autumn, people can get involved already. Please share and nominate sites, views or locations within the town that are significant to you. These places and memories will feed into the artist’s research.

You can do this by tagging Pier Projects in photos or images on Instagram or Facebook @pierprojects or by emailing them at: pierprojectsorg@gmail.com

This new commission is part of a two-year programme by Pier Projects generously funded by Arts Council England and East Suffolk Council’s Enabling Community Fund.

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