Principal Townscapes

Barnsley Council’s Cultural Development Fund team have commissioned 7 South Yorkshire-based artists with experience of community engagement to create the designs for ‘townscapes’, that will represent and give a flavour of the following Principal Towns of Barnsley: 

Royston - Charlotte Fairclough & Louise Wright

Hoyland - Angela Hardwick

Wombwell - Tomekah George

Penistone - Lucy Pimpernel Wood

Cudworth - Lucy Burns

Plus a bonus 'sitescape' for Elsecar Heritage Centre by Elisa Artesero!

Following on from the pilot ‘townscape’ project for the Principal Town of Goldthorpe last year, we put out an open call seeking artists/designers to match with the remaining five Principal Towns. With a budget of £4000 per area, the artists have been given the directive to work with community members to share stories, identify what residents would like to see on their townscape and actually have a hand in the design itself through creative activities!

The creative output from these commissions will form the content for a set of online platforms on the Barnsley Museums website. These digital ‘townscapes’ will allow visitors to experience different areas of Barnsley by virtually exploring images and interacting with hotspots/sections to view artworks and information. 

** Please keep an eye out on this page for details of free public workshops taking place as part of this project **

Join a free Townscape creative workshop in your area