FrancisKnight and Lead Artist Kerry Lemon undertook a series of consultations to help inform the Public Art Strategy for Conningbrook Lakes. Listening to the people that work and use the country park has helped shape the public art commissions.
During discussion and debate, particularly with The Kent Wildlife Trust, there was an early opportunity to influence influence of street naming for the residential development. The abundance of flora and fauna at the country park has inspired a number of references. Our favourite street names are: Leveret Lane, Teasel View and Ringlet Way.
Chartway Group Ltd and Latimer Developments Ltd have fully embraced the willingness to open up the conversation and see the value and potential for public art commissions for Conningbrook Lakes.
It's just the start of intergrating both the residential and the country park and we look forward to the artist commissions that follow.
Illustrations by Lead Artist Kerry Lemon