Keynsham Regeneration – shortlisted artists


Keynsham’s Clocktower commission – shortlisted artists

The Keynsham Arts Advisory Group is delighted to announce that three artists have been shortlisted for the Keynsham clock tower commission. Each artist’s proposal will be exhibited across the town from the end of April into early May.

The people of Keynsham will be invited to vote for their favorite design and the winning artist will go on to work with community organizations to finalize the design and then create the clock tower. The tower will have pride of place in the new town centre development.

The shortlisted artists were selected for their inspirational ideas, their response to the site, to Keynsham’s unique qualities and a commitment to working with the local communities:
Sebastian Boyesen is a traditional sculptor who is strong on crafted detail, figurative work and reflecting local histories.
Jon Mills produces metalwork of all shapes and sizes, from hand-held objects to large civic statements; ranging from functional local authority commissions to a piece of sculpture or an automaton.
Smith of Derby are designers of standard and custom built clocks and architectural features. They have designed and created many one-off and bespoke creative pieces.
The three proposed designs can be seen as follows:
25 – 30 April: the Pomegranate Café, 19 Temple Street (Open 8am -3pm and 6 – 9pm).
1 – 7 May: next door to the window of Keynsham Town Council
9 – 15 May: the Key Centre at Keynsham Methodist Church, Carlton Road from (Open 10am – 5pm. NB.On Friday 9 May until 7pm. Closed on Sunday).
A special talk by the artists will be announced shortly and the chosen clocktower will be in situ by April 2015.

For further information please contact Abigail Branagan, tel 01225 448111, email

Building a prosperous future for local people

We are working with the Keynsham community to revitalise the town with new jobs, new homes, and a revamped town centre. See the our Keynsham Regeneration project 6 month time-lapse which shows you exactly how the site changed during the initial months of the project.

Our plans include making better use of the existing town hall site that will improve the town centre and encourage more private sector investment into Keynsham. Further information is available on the bathnes website

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