Fife Housing Association Alliance believes strongly that public art makes an important contribution to the lives of those who live and work in Fife, meeting the challenge of new and exciting arts media, practitioners and audiences.
The Alliance wishes to encourage Public Art throughout the development process, as it provides environmental, artistic and economic benefits to the Local Plan Area and has close links with cultural and urban design policies. Public Art is art situated in publicly open spaces and buildings which becomes part of the environment rather than art which has to be specially visited in designated spaces.
The Alliance is keen to support public art commissioning in building developments, squares and public spaces, open spaces and parks, street furniture, lighting and signage, involving local communities and other stakeholders at all stages.
Working with the children of Cairneyhill Primary School and the local community, artists were invited to design and produce two coherent pieces of artwork with links to the history of the village, to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the affordable housing site.
A new sculpture located in Kingdom’s development in Denfield Place, Kirkcaldy – created by Andy Scott and based on designs by the pupils from Pathhead Primary School.
Project: Dysart Community Art Project
Working with the children of Dysart Primary School and the community, artists were invited to design and produce a piece of artwork projecting a child of this time for posterity, to be displayed within the new Fife Housing Group Development.
The Photinia Tree sculpture was designed and produced by Andrea Geile and creates an area of vitality, which reinforces the individuality and identity of the locality within the new housing development.
Project: Fife Bench
The Fife Bench was designed for places where people might like to sit in communities, with funding from Creative Scotland.
This was an excellent partnership project promoting public art within communities and including representation on the steering group from Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Federation of Tenants & Residents Associations and Fife Housing Association Alliance.