Hatch Farm public art

Hatch Farm residential development in West End.

Funded by Developer’s Contributions, the Council is commissioning public art for the Hatch Farm residential development in West End.

This collaborative art project with local residents of The Willows, with the aim to shape the Hatch Farm open space with functional art named, 'The Barrows'. It will serve as a meeting place with sculpted earthworks and the use of eco-resin, a sustainable material.

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Drawing inspiration from historical barrows, including a nearby bowl barrow that is located off Moorgreen Road, along with the artworks of Charles Jencks, this  artwork will take shape as a welcoming communal area for all to enjoy.

Let’s meet the team…

Felicity Hammond and Mat Barnes, who are based in South East London, were selected from a list of 45 applications for their approach to this special project.

Hammond has shown her work around the world including solo exhibitions in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Toronto. She won the Lumen Art Prize in 2018, FOAM Talent in 2016, and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award in 2016. The artist completed a PhD at Kingston University in 2021 and has recently delivered public art commissions for Colchester and Ipswich Museums; Brighton and Hove Council; and for PHOTO 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.

CAN (Critical Architecture Network) is a RIBA Chartered Practice, formed in 2016 by architect Mat Barnes. CAN won the RIBA Rising Star award in 2021 and their striking residential project ‘Mountain View’ was longlisted for RIBA House of the Year in 2022.

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Hatch Farm Public Art Project - Drop-In Consultation

Date: Friday 26 January 2024
Time: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Townhill Farm Community Centre, Wessex Road (off Townhill Way), SO18 3RA

We are inviting residents of the Willows, West End, to a drop-in consultation session for the Hatch Farm Public Art project.
Hosted by CAN and artist Felicity Hammond at the Townhill Farm Community Centre.

This session is a chance to find out more about the ideas for the project and feedback your thoughts directly to the artists.

No prior booking is required, simply drop in at any time during the designated hours.
Please note, there is limited parking available at the venue. Townhill Farm Community Centre is approximately a 15-minute walk from The Willows.

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Fear, Eastleigh Borough Council Public Art Officer - Vickie.Fear@eastleigh.gov.uk