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Harlow Sculpture Town launches with New Digital Map

Entertainment / Fri 5th Jun 2020 at 06:51am

HARLOW Art Trust today announces the launch of a new website and digital map at www.sculpturetown.uk, making Harlow’s unique and growing urban sculpture park of over 100 public artworks more accessible than ever before at a time when, now more than ever, communities need safe and easy access to high quality art on their doorstep for free.

The mobile version can be used in real time to help find your nearest sculpture, mark sculptures as visited, and has three curated trails to follow, if you have an hour, an afternoon or a full day. It also hosts a comprehensive sculpture collection catalogue with new photography by artist James Smith as well as stories bringing the sculptures to life.

“The vast majority of Harlow’s unique public sculpture collection can be enjoyed outside 365 days of the year. It is perfect for socially distanced viewing. There is work here by artists ranging from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth to rising talents such as Nick Hornby. Harlow, a new town, was designed at a time in post-war Britain when the relationship between art and the public spaces we shared was radically re-thought. Emerging from lockdown, this idea of art in the open for everyone feels alive and newly relevant. Summer 2020 will be a fascinating time to explore Harlow Sculpture Town” said Chris Snow, Chair of Harlow Art Trust.

It features a bespoke typeface by Harlow-born typographer Paul Barnes. The website was developed by Twelve Studios. Graphic design is by Fraser Muggeridge Studio in collaboration with Snootie Studios – an emerging Harlow-based design studio – and film sequences by the artist Nick Smith.

The website was made possible with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund, Harlow Council and Essex Heritage Trust. Discover Harlow, a place brand initiative led by Harlow Council to promote the town as a place to live, work and invest has recognised sculpture as one the key assets that make Harlow special.

To learn more about Harlow Sculpture Town, visit www.sculpturetown.uk

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