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Headlands to Headspace

Landscape Art Commissions

 

Morecambe Bay is like nowhere else in the UK. It’s as invigorating as it is calming, with spectacular natural beauty and a fascinating heritage.  

Date
2018

Location
Morecambe Bay

Client
Morecambe Bay Partnership

Funder
Heritage Lottery Fund

Project highlight
Working around the stunning 90 mile coastline of Morecambe Bay

In 2017 Deco Publique were commissioned by Morecambe Bay Partnership to work with them on their major arts commissioning project. Throughout 2018 we’ll be working with communities around the Bay and selected artists to produce this series of landscape artworks.

Morecambe Bay Partnership is a small charity that makes big things happen - their work celebrates and conserves the precious natural assets and proud cultural histories of our area. 

The contemporary commissions funded by Heritage Lottery Fund will be inspired by the landscape of the Bay from Cockerham to Walney Island and will encourage people to visit and to make connections with the heritage of the land, sea and people.


Heysham Head - Image Credit Diana Jarvis


“Morecambe Bay is the largest intertidal area in the UK where four estuaries join in a horseshoe-shaped Bay of a spectacular scale and grandeur. For centuries humans have earned livelihoods from shing, seafaring, trade and farming the coastal fringes, shaping the coastal landscape and carving out a unique history and tremendous cultural richness. Headlands, cliffs and promenades offer spectacular vistas over the elemental landscape. The scale of these views lifts the spirits and has made the Bay a place of contemplation and religious significance through the ages.' MBP


Image Credit Tony West


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