There is a brand new art space for lovers of culture. The site called The Worcester Plinth, is the brain child of Worcester resident, Oliver Carpenter.
The Worcester Plinth uses a prominent derelict riverside building, The Screen House, which has been unused since it was the water outlet for the power station on Hylton Road, Worcester which was demolished in 1979. It has stood empty ever since but is now to be transformed into something unique and inspiring.
‘Working with the City’s artists and arts organisations, we want to develop something similar to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, a location to say something about all that is marvellous about our City and bring ‘big art’ to our riverside. Visible all along the riverside from the Arches to the bridge and the Cathedral’ says Oliver.
The Worcester Plinth team is open to all kinds of responses for the space from a range of artistic disciplines. These could include work that is designed for the space as well as borrowed work from new and existing artists.
‘We have a fantastic first work of art which will be installed very soon and we are beginning to have conversations with a range of artists both locally and regionally.’ Continued Oliver.