Pounds Park Bright Sparks

In 2022 and 2023 RivelinCo were commissioned by Sheffield City Council to lead the engagement strand for the city’s new Pounds Park in the city centre, in collaboration with metalwork artist Julian Stocks. RivelinCo led a year-long project with children and adults in Hillsborough, and commissioned other community arts organisations in other areas to work with their communities, to co-create artworks and poetry for the project. In total we worked with over 500 people across the city, and 90 of their artworks were cast in bronze to be permanently installed in the new park. Illuminated community poetry also surrounds the edges of the park. The artworks and the park were officially opened with a performance by SBC Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Sanctuary in April 2023.

With thanks to project partners Darnall Wellbeing, The Bare Project, Artworks South Yorkshire, Heeley Development Trust, the Handlebards, the Montgomery Theatre, and Stand and Be Counted Theatre.

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