Art Out In The Open

Over 60 works of art have sprung up all round the Borough in the past few years. From Walton to Whittington and from Staveley to Spital over three dozen artists have used their vision to enhance the environment.

And there’s more to come. Another dozen schemes will appear over the next few years.

This website tells you where the existing artworks are to be found and where to look out for future schemes.

The Borough Council supports the promotion of public art as good planning practice which brings cultural, environmental and economic benefits to new development and to the local community.

The Replacement Chesterfield Borough Local Plan invites developers of schemes costing over £1m to include a work of art to the value of 1% of the total cost of the project.

Dr Robert Burstow has written detailed descriptions of all of the artworks on the Art Trail, which may be accessed by clicking on the ‘More Information’ link for each artwork. Dr Burstow is an art historian based at the University of Derby, who has a specialist interest in public art. He is currently leading a research project on the public sculpture of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association’s National Recording Project.

Photos are by Mike Taylor unless otherwise stated.
The crowd artwork
The Crowd - Photo by Graeme Mitcheson