Trumpington Meadows

Golden, wood, gold leaf, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book Golden, wood, gold leaf, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book
TRACE, 80 house bricks, gold leaf, 2013 TRACE, 80 house bricks, gold leaf, 2013
The Visits, school visit to Trumpington Meadows development, 2012 The Visits, school visit to Trumpington Meadows development, 2012
Trumpington Meadows Book, presented to people attending The Do Trumpington Meadows Book, presented to people attending The Do
Neighbourhood, windmills, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book Neighbourhood, windmills, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book
The Do II: planting, geraniums, wild flower seeds, 2012, part of The Do II, community event The Do II: planting, geraniums, wild flower seeds, 2012, part of The Do II, community event
The Signs, metal signs, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book The Signs, metal signs, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book
The Signs, metal signs, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book The Signs, metal signs, 2011, part of The Do, a perambulatory event and book
The Do, walk and book, 2011 The Do, walk and book, 2011
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An artist's residency on a housing development over three years from plan to completion, including temporary works, events, publications and a permanent public artwork.  

Trumpington Meadows is a new development on the edge of Cambridge. 1,200 houses and a country park will be created between 2012 and 2017. Once the location of the Plant Breeding Institute, the land has a rich history as a site of national importance; after the last war, scientific work here led to an increase in exports and greater self-sufficiency in food production.  

Working with existing and new communities, the first event, The Do, took people on a walk around the country park and building land, taking in artworks about home and community along the route followed by tea and cakes. The works included Neighbourhood – an installation of 1,200 windmills, representing the number of houses that will be constructed and Golden – a small 23 carat gold gilded house for everyone who attended the event. The Talks were a series of informative presentations by experts looking at the home and art, the home and gardens, the home and folklore and finally moving house from a medical perspective. For The Visits, two groups of children from nearby Fawcett School walked to the development site to be taken on a tour of houses in varying stages of construction and to see bricklaying demonstrations. These young people contributed to the design of a Trumpington Meadows flag, which was raised during The Do II, a second community event. Marking the positions of the Plant Breeding Institute buildings, 24 carat gilded house bricks have been installed into the walls of 80 new houses in Trumpington Meadows. Entitled TRACE, the permanent work is recorded in a publication of the same name.

InSite Arts are the appointed art consultants and project managers for Trumpington Meadows.