‘Celebrating Milne’

Public Art Submissions Invited

Submissions are invited from artists for a public art commission comprising of three enamel panels at Little London, Newport, Isle of Wight.

SUBMISSION PACK: Applicants should download both the Commission Brief and the Background Information documents, read carefully and follow instructions in order to submit.

Webpage here: http://www.iwight.com/council/publicServices/serviceWebPages.aspx?servID=1387&pageID=245



 The commission is themed on John Milne, Victorian polymath and geologist who revolutionised study of earthquakes with the invention of the Horizontal Pendulum Seismograph. Based in Japan for some years, Milne then settled at Shide, in Newport on the Isle of Wight, where he continued his studies of earth movement from Pan Chalk Pit and at his laboratory at Shide.

Milne died in 1913, and 2013 is the commemorative year, with events being planned to raise Milne’s profile.

There will be an initial shortlist of three artists, followed by a public vote to decide the finalist, who will go onto produce their design on enamel at AJ Wells & Sons Vitreous Enamellers’ studio. The project is funded through a Section 106 planning agreement, with an artist’s fee of £2500.

If you have any questions once you have read the submission pack above, please contact Nina Cullinane on (01983) 823813 or email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing your designs!