The Three Pears - public consultation and participation
Since Autumn 2011 a pilot study has been conducted featuring school art workshops and the exhibition of the current model. A series events will continue in the Summer prior to the submmission of a full planning application for the proposed sculpture ,these will form the public consultation and participation programme informing members of the public about the proposed work, promoting the awareness and the purpose of the proposed sculpture. There will be the invitation to members of the public to participate in these events.
The sculpture whilst illustrating the county emblem, The Thre Pears landmark sculpture commemorates both the horticultural and industrial legacy of the region, and the latter will feature as a prominent part of the programme of events involved in the public consultation process. The events will consist of:
A small touring exhibition within the region featuring a model of the Three Pears sculpture, photographs illustrating the model superimposed onto photographic views of the site.
School Art Workshops: Schools and pupils having taken part include: King's Hawford Junior School, Worcester; Dodderhill School for Girls, Droitwich; Regency High School, Worcester; Evesham High School, Evesham
The small touring exhibition will be displayed with public participatory events.
There will be a school's education programme, involving workshops, talks and tours of the Evesham Country Park introducing people to the exact location of the proposed sculpture within the Park, experiencing the panoramic views from the site of the Vale of Evesham, which will be part of the viewing experience from the platform high within the proposed sculpture.
Public display of models, drawings, location maps and photomontages of views of The Three Pears Landscape Sculpture for period at each venue. Invitation of the press.
Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore - June 2012
Worcester County Hall
Croome Court & Worcester Arts Workshop
Consultation with the public will involve questionnaires, debate, workshops and public meetings, the artist favours this comprehensive approach, with a number of platforms for people to appreciate the proposed project.