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27th Jun, 2022

Leamington Spa Colour Palette artwork approved for installation

THIS is the artwork which will greet visitors arriving by train for the Commonwealth games this summer.

The Leamington Colour Palette artwork will be place in the station underpass, which leads through to Victoria Park which will be hosting the bowls competitions at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in July.

The artwork is made up of several large colour swatches, each one representing themes relating to the town, which include arts and culture, innovation, sports and leisure, nature and natural environment, entertainment, history, and community.

People were invited to help shape the development of the work by making suggestions via an online form and social media, on people, places, objects associated with the town.

Birmingham-based artist, Stacey Barnfield, was chosen to create the artwork.

Stacey is a designer and former newspaper editor with a fascination for the heritage and history of the Midlands from a design, typography and ‘place’ perspective.

Calling on his production journalism skills, Stacey has been commissioned to produce publications in various formats that celebrate architecture and design.

Stacey said: “The Colour Palette artworks are all about celebrating local – the areas we grew up in, the people who inspire us, the places we love and the buildings we cherish.

“It’s wonderful that the Leamington Colour Palettes are being shaped by residents of the town and my thanks go out to everyone who submits a suggestion.”

Warwick District Council culture spokesman Coun Liam Bartlett said: “The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palettes will be a great visual improvement for the gateway into the town.

“Welcoming visitors and spectators from all over the world during this year’s Commonwealth Games.

“This piece of public art will showcase what we are proud of in Leamington and provide a fantastic opportunity for the people of the district to be part of this project.”

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