Public Art - we are introducing Pexmas Ltd, our public art consultant, to the Barton community to gauge views on what "public art" means to people and what people would like to see in their neighbourhood.

Pexmas was at the Barton Bash in October and here's what they had to say.


Hello Barton! We're a small arts and community engagement company called Pexmas, and we're delighted to be working with Grosvenor and Oxford City Council to consult on the Public Artwork programme as part of the new Barton Park development. Sarah and Sven, who are leading this project, had a fantastic day at the Barton Bash meeting local residents, finding out what kind of artworks you like, and hearing all about Barton life. 

Most of you told us that you like the idea of a sculpture that is also useful; that you'd like something that can be appreciated by all the generations; and something which encourages people to be in the green spaces. We also really enjoyed making a mini sculpture with your little ones, and our rubber duck chandelier is hanging out at the community centre for you all to enjoy. 

It's really important to us that as many people as possible get to have their say about the artwork before it's made - so if anyone would like to share their favourite artwork with us, tell us about where they think we should put the artworks or is interested in getting more involved in the process, we'd love to hear from you! Email with your thoughts or if you'd like to be added to our mailing list for artwork updates! 

Sarah and Sven 

There will be opportunities for new residents at Barton Park to get involved as we want to hear what you think.  Please get in touch with Sarah and Sven on the email above and they will keep you posted.

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