A PROJECT to map art across East Staffordshire has been hailed as a ‘celebration of the area’ after a series of stunning pictures showcasing the work were unveiled.
People from across the borough have been descending on the Brewhouse, in Union Street, Burton, to take a closer look at a new exhibition that follows months of research compiling a comprehensive list of public art across the borough.
Three photographers were then commissioned to take pictures of work selected to feature on the arts map and items captured included the Bull and Centaur, situated in Town Meadows Way, in Uttoxeter.
Anna Roebuck, who has been putting the project together, said: “After months of hard work, it has been great to see the end result and that so many people are enjoying it.
“People from across East Staffordshire are not only learning about all the area has to offer in terms of public art but they are also seeing it in a new light thanks to the new photographs that we have had taken.
“But this is not the end, we want people to continue telling us about other art not on the map so we can continue to update it and improve it.
“I have spent the past four months travelling around East Staffordshire in a bid to find out as much as I can about art in the area.
“We have had suggestions on what to look at from the public to parish councils.”
The exhibition will run until November 2 and plans could eventually see an online map created that will showcase all art in the borough.
Bernard Peters, deputy leader for service commissioning at East Staffordshire Borough Council, said: “This project really is a celebration of the area and looks absolutely fantastic.
“I can only hope that people will come along and take a look at the exhibition and then go out and enjoy some of the art for themselves in person.
“People should also remember that a lot of these pictures show some of the art in a light we have never seen and area a sight to behold.
“I would urge people across East Staffordshire to visit the exhibition and enjoy what this area has to offer.”
Councillor Peters also suggested that the council hopes that it will be able to take the exhibition on tour in the future to places across the area including Uttoxeter.
The exhibition also includes work created by school pupils from the area as well as films and interactive pieces.
To suggest pieces of public artwork for the map when it is updated over the next year, email email@example.com
More details about the event are available by visiting www.brewhouse.co.uk or by calling 01283 508100.