Supply of Sculpture - Black Rock Picnic Site

The Living Levels Landscape Partnership is looking to commission a series of six life-sized, or larger than life-sized, human sculptures representing key figures in the history of the Levels.

This commission will include the design, fabrication and installation of one of two initial sculptures at Black Rock Picnic Site. The second will be at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve. Please see the separate commission for Magor Marsh if you are interested in quoting for both pieces. Next year we will add an additional four sculptures to the series and each will be commissioned separately.

Black Rock Picnic Site is located east of Caldicot on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Severn Estuary, near to the village of Postskewett. There are magnificent panoramic views along the estuary and towards the two Severn Bridges. Black Rock has been the site of a crossing place between England and Wales for many centuries, as evidenced by the number of Roman coins found on the foreshore . The site is on the route of the Wales Coast Path and is the home of the last lave net fishermen in Wales. The isolated, exposed nature of this location should be taken into account in any proposals.

By placing sculptural artwork figures in the landscape at places with historical or environmental significance, the figures will bring to life the heritage of the Levels and the stories of the people who have lived, worked, worshipped and played here. They will draw attention to the history and natural heritage of the area and act as visual signposts.


We are looking to commission a sculpture at Black Rock Picnic Site. The commission will include the design, fabrication and installation of the sculpture for Black Rock Picnic Site as detailed in the brief.


The suggested budget ceiling for the Black Rock sculpture is £20,000 (excluding VAT).

Deadline for submissions

Your quotation will be submitted by electronic means by 5.00pm on 22 July 2019 via the portal or by email to

More information

If you wish to discuss the specification prior to submitting a quotation please email as above or phone Chris Harris Living Levels Access & Interpretation Officer on 01633 292980.