Winning Art to Brighten Bus Shelters in Milton

Photograph: Winners - David May, Chris Thomas, Alison Hullyer with Milton Parish Council Chairman, Hazel Smith and Paul Ellwood, Parish Councillor and Lead Member for the Bus Stop Art Project

A competition ran for several weeks in Milton to find 3 suitable pieces of artwork to install in 3 bus shelters in the village. It ended on Monday 24th January with final judging, following a public vote. The Parish Council who launched the competition in November 2021 held a public exhibition in January where members of the public were able to vote. All the pictures were displayed in large format and visitors were able to vote for up to 3 of the entries. The exhibition received many visitors of all ages who were able to make their choices during the event which was open for 4 hours. There was also the opportunity to vote online.

Parish Council Chairman Hazel Smith said, ‘We had 22 entries to the competition and the standard was very high. It has been good to see the village coming together on this project and producing some impressive artwork. The entries from the children were lovely. We are using money given to us for public art to fund this project and to help us brighten up the village.’

Parish Councillor and lead member on the Bus Stop Art Project, Paul Ellwood said ‘It’s been fantastic. We had a good number of entries and people were able to choose from a range of vastly different art and photography. It will be great when the winning art is finally displayed in our bus shelters in the next few weeks once they are refurbished. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their enthusiasm and for entering the competition.’

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