Swaffham church seeks artist to design new mural

Swaffham Methodist Church is planning to transform its interior into a modern, flexible space and is looking to commission a new mural for its East wall that will celebrate contemporary Christian faith in action, the town of Swaffham and the county of Norfolk.

Since 2013, their bicentenary year, Swaffham Methodist Church has been fundraising to begin a major building project that will see the Grade II listed Georgian building’s interior revitalised to create a welcoming space for the church and its community.

The vision of the church is to transform the church’s sanctuary into a modern, contemporary space with the flexibility to be used for worship in many different ways and for a broad spectrum of community activities.

As part of this transformation the church is looking to commission an artist to create a mural across its entire East wall.  The mural will reflect both the contemporary vision and the history of the church, incorporating a spiritual dimension and inspiring reflection.  Suggested themes that could be incorporated include celebrating contemporaray Christian faith in action, landmarks within Swaffham and Norfolk, Christian imagery and John Wesley’s visit to the town in 1790.

Major structural work to the interior will commence during 2017 and may extend into 2018. Work on the mural is unlikely to begin befoe 2018 but the church would like to know how the mural might look so that other design applications within the new space can be sympathetically chosen.

The church is eager to commission an artist with whom they can explore their ideas and bring this creative work to fruition.  They would welcome proposals, interpretations and drawings from anyone who is interested and excited by the project.

An expression of interest should first be made by writing to the Senior Steward, Mr Barrie Thorp, 10 Greenhoe Place, Swaffham, PE37 7EX.  You can read the full mural design brief here and if you would like to arrange a viewing of the interior please contact help@swaffhammethodistchurch.org.

The church would like to receive proposals and drawings by Tuesday, November 1.

Photo: © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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