Now everyone is talking about Rocket Round Leicester, the next stage is to is to transform the Rocket sculptures into dazzling works of art!
We’re looking for local, regional and national artists, designers and illustrators to create inspiring and engaging artwork that will make our Rockets soar.
From now until 30th November 2020, we are calling for artists to create designs for the Rocket sculptures which will make Leicester’s art trail out of this world!
Designs can be in any art form – traditional to ultra-contemporary, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic, embroidery to metalwork. Whatever the media, it should be exciting, dynamic and awe-inspiring to experience!
Clare Harwood, Art Coordinator for Rocket Round Leicester, said: “Our Rocket sculptures will provide an amazing canvas for artists to really let their imaginations go wild! We want to see designs that make your jaw drop, and really push the boundaries of what you expect on a public art sculpture.
“We’re looking forward to working with artists from Leicestershire and Rutland as well as further afield, and those new to the art world as well as more established artists”, adds Clare.
All the submitted designs will be shortlisted before the final artwork designs are hand-picked by the Rocket sponsors. Successful artists are then commissioned to apply their designs to the sculptures.
Following the ten-week trail in summer 2021, these public art sculptures are auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice.
To find out more visit our Artists page.