Tour de France Small Commissions

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What We Do

The Culture Consortium obtained a £50,000 grant from the Arts Council in Autumn 2013 for Small Art Commissions for the Tour de France Yorkshire Festival (March – July 2014). This was designed to highlight Sheffield-based artistic talent on a world stage.

30 commissions were made, involving more than 170 artists and performers, ranging from choral folk music to giant cycling puppets, brass band music, a unicycle display team, giant fabric flowers, poetry, land art and circus skills.

Ruthie Ford Textiles
8 giant crocheted flowers (Peace Gardens, outside Town Hall, Barkers Pool)

Painting the City Yellow
Peace Gardens and Barkers Pool fountains dyed fluorescent yellow

Cabaret Boom and Bust
Parody of motorbike display team (Tudor Square)

Sculptural movable countdown clock (Winter Garden)

Brian Trevaskiss
Pedal powered printing press for commemorative poster (Town Hall Square)

Bike Decorating – links to Peleton, engagement programme and bike cavalcade in July (Barkers Pool)

Classical folk choir (Millennium Galleries)

Bike Decoration and Cavalcade (Barkers Pool)

Stephen Burt
Poetry Zone with Matt Black (Winter Gardens)

Kidology – Daisy Bell
Musical sculpture made of bicycle bells (Town Hall Square)

Ruthie Ford
10 giant flowers (Peace Gardens to Barkers Pool)

Cabaret Boom and Bust
Parody of motorbike display team (Peace Gardens)

Five Rivers Morris
Massed Morris dancing (Barkers Pool / Tudor Square)

Don Valley Bowl
Art in the Park
Huge aerial view mural

Stephen Burt
Poetry Zone themed on bicycles; performance

Dry Stone Walling Association

Brian Trevaskiss
Pedal powered printing press

Ruthie Ford
Giant flowers

Coronation Park, Oughtibridge
Oughtibridge Brass Band
Roof banner with artist input and band performance
Bradfield Parish Council

Greentop Circus
Oughtibridge Primary School
Bike image on school field including childrens’ art work and input of a local artist

Art in the Park
Crazy bunting and banner workshops

Wincobank Common
Unbeatable Energy
Drumming workshops and performance with 3 local schools

Heeley City Farm
Iron Age roundhouse with spoke wheel roof, panels decorated by local schools

Paul Evans
Massive eco land art, visible from the air

Friends of Wincobank Hill
Wincobank en fete

Abbeyfield Park
Greentop circus
Unicycle dance and training

Art in the Park
Art in the Park crazy bunting workshop

Patrick Amber
Giant cycling rod-puppet

Little Red Light
Movie (ways to cross the Channel on a bike) and family picnic (Sponsored by Durham Duplex
High Bradfield

Community hub with artists and performance. Letterpress commemorative printing