The Kielder Partnership, through their commissioning programme Art and Architecture at Kielder are developing a project to create a small observatory to be located in the hills surrounding Kielder Village in Northumberland, taking advantage of Kielder’s dark skies and lack of light pollution.

Art and Architecture at Kielder has a proven track record of commissioning and delivering high-profile art and architectural projects including James Turrell’s Kielder Skyspace, Softroom’s Belvedere and Coombe and Kitchen’s Minotaur contemporary maze.

The Kielder Partnership will seek imaginative responses to the brief that equally satisfy the practical and aspirational elements of this project and ultimately add to their portfolio of high quality contemporary art and architecture in the landscape