Artist wanted for Buttertubs land art

Buttertubs during the the Tour de Yorkshire. Photo: Mick Garratt.

A call for help create an iconic piece of land art to celebrate the visit of the world’s top cyclists to Richmondshire has gone out.

The district council is looking for an artist to design, create and install the temporary artwork close to the Buttertubs Pass near Hawes.

It will need to depict the district, be bold and large scale so it can be captured as part of the television coverage of the UCI Road World Championships which come to Yorkshire in September.

The championships visit Richmondshire three times during the nine days of races – the men’s junior road race sets off from Richmond on Thursday September 26, then the men’s elite races passed through on Sunday, September 29.

The land art is to coincide with the last day of racing.

“These championships will put Richmondshire on the world cycling stage and we want to celebrate this visit with some amazing land art,” said Leader of the Council, Councillor Angie Dale.

“We are expecting thousands of people coming to watch in person but millions more watching from around the globe on the television, so showing what Richmondshire has to offer is a priority.

“We want to create a piece of land art that will really make an impact – and be remembered long after the cyclists have gone home.”

The council has set aside £5,000 for the commissioned piece of work and is asking interested artists to send in their brief by the end of this month.

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