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Get Living London, the owner and manager of the private rented homes at East Village, is launching a competition to commission a large scale work of art with a £70,000 budget.
The commission will seek inspiration from the striking triangular atrium at Vesta House, situated in the centre of East Village. Rising over 13 floors, the 38m tall triangular space provides a captivating backdrop for a commissioned artist’s installation.
This new initiative underlines Get Living London’s commitment to engagement with the arts and represents an undertaking to celebrate and champion artists of all ages and status, providing innovative and accessible artworks to be enjoyed by residents and their guests.
Neil Young, Chief Executive of Get Living London commented ‘There is an important link between providing inspiring art and our residents’ quality of life. With this competition, we hope to find a truly unique work of art that will provide a centrepiece for the atrium at Vesta House.’
Artists must submit their work before 2 January 2015 to be judged by the panel of arts industry experts and Get Living London team members familiar with the building. A winner will be selected and the installation of the work will begin in March 2015, for an opening in April 2015. Any medium will be considered as long as it’s practical; sculpture, lighting, digital, textiles and wall drawings are all welcome. The objective is to find a high-quality original work of art that will form an integral part of the community and a centrepiece for Vesta House.
The total budget for this commission is £70,000 – this amount includes all fabrication and production, and an artist fee at 15% of the total budget (£10,500). Get Living London will pay for the installation of the work by trained technical staff. The gallery-like location itself is spacious and well-lit and the atrium has one key wall that stretches all 13 stories to a skylight above.
Artists who wish to enter the competition for the commission must submit the following:
To access the full brief, please download here.
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About Get Living London
Get Living London is a true pioneer in the private rental sector, changing the way London rents. As the residential owner directly managing 1,439 private rental homes in East Village, Get Living London aims to make renting refreshingly straightforward and convenient. In this unique position, Get Living London:
Further benefits for residents of the new homes include free high-speed broadband and evening and weekend phone calls, great savings with Sky TV, and furnished homes come with complimentary high-end furniture curated by British designer Wayne Hemmingway MBE.
Prices start from £380 per week for a 1 bedroom apartment, £395 per week for a 2 bedroom apartment, £485 per week for a 3 bedroom apartment, and £600 per week for a 4 bedroom townhouse.
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