Groundwork North East and Cumbria and Durham Wildlife Trust are seeking to appoint a contractor. The contractor or consortium, is to create a sculpture trail in Hardwick Park.
The Sculpture Trail
We would like to commission a mixture of carved wooden sculptures. These will be designed to form a sculpture trail for the park. Each of the pieces will represent river or wetland animals, birds or invertebrates that can be found in the local area.
The park is run by Durham County Council. It was refurbished around 15 years ago. Since then it as increased visitor numbers to around half a million people each year. the proposed sculpture trail will form part of a series of works to help people enjoy and explore the area.
The Bright Water Landscape Project
The project is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported venture to restore, reveal and celebrate the natural, built and cultural heritage of the catchment area of the River Skerne in North East England.
Much of the funding for Discover Brightwater (£2.7 million) has been provided by National Lottery Players via the Heritage Fund.