Cathy brings an extensive knowledge of artists able to deliver a range of public art schemes. She provides analysis of sites and opportunities that informs artist selection methodology and procurement. This enables the client to have a fast track approach to high caliber artists.
Cathy has a strong working expertise of how public art can be best implemented and an excellent knowledge of artists that can deliver high quality artwork within the complexities of a regeneration context.
Curator of the Public Realm for Cheshire West & Chester (CWAC)
Cathy has worked with the Councils Arts Officer and a cross departmental team for over 3 year to identify and develop opportunities for public art in the four regeneration areas. The role includes artist selection and identifying and advocating for the role of artists in regeneration and interpretation projects. To date six schemes are in development including: David Cotterrell Lead Artist as part of the One City Plan for Chester, Katayoun Dowlatshahi for Northwich Town Centre, Studio Weave looking at the Green Route in Ellsemere Port and Gordon Young working in the market town of Neston. This work is part of the implementation of the CW&C Public Art Strategic Framework . The programme in Chester is further supported by the Public Realm Strategy that Cathy worked on with Taylor Young as part of the Chester Public Realm Design Guide and the curatorial role, which has been in place since 2010. The work in Chester is to linked developments, sites and themes with an aim to create better legibility of the City.