Winged Tales of the North Commission (Great Exhibition of the North)


Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books requires an artist/producer to create a playful and interactive street art trail featuring, and inspired by, the work of Newcastle-based award-winning writer, David Almond as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (June – September 2018). 

The artist/producer will:

  • Design, create and install seven public artworks in seven outdoors locations in the Ouseburn valley that work with specially commissioned short fictions produced by David Almond. 
  • Work with one pre-invited local school over a maximum of three x 2 hours sessions to engage them in the development of some of the work.
  • Engage and manage any subcontracted elements of this work.
  • The work will inspire, surprise and challenge children, young people and families with literature through a creative presentation of fiction in novel and highly visible locations.

Total budget - £40,000 (including VAT)

Deadline: Noon, Thursday 23 November 2017.

More information on the commission can be found here.