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Journey’s end for Nowhereisland

For his Cultural Olympiad commission, Alex Hartley created Nowhereisland and embarked on an epic journey. As that journey draws to an end, we catch up with the artist.

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Canadian artist Jeremy Bailey
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Slaves to a vision

Jeremy Bailey’s ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’ is an intriguing highlight of this year’s just launched Abandon Normal Devices festival. The artist guides us round his ideas.

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Tatham & O'Sullivan
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Countdown to Art Across the City 2012

As media sponsor, a-n is pleased to support Art Across the City 2012, which will see Swansea hosting an exciting programme of new public art commissions this September.

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Kelly Richardson
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Kelly watch the stars

To coincide with the publication of a Knowledge Bank profile of Kelly Richardson, we preview the artist’s new work Mariner 9, a giant video installation inside Whitley Bay’s historic Spanish City Dome.

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The Waiting Place
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Festival Promenade

As Edinburgh Art Festival opens, we take a look at the programme of new commissions that is exposing the city for audiences new and old.

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Lion Scaffolding Sculpture
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PARK ART launches

A series of sculptural works, sound installations and community events under the umbrella PARK ART in Haringey launches across green spaces in the borough.

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Detail of glass panels in Healthy Living Centre fitness suite
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Heart of Bewbush artist commissions

Glass, textiles and paving blocks by artists Susan Kinley and Steven Follen, commissioned by Crawley Borough Council and funded through a Section 106 agreement, were recently installed in the Bewbush area of Crawley, West Sussex as part of the Heart of Bewbush Neighbourhood Improvement Masterplan.

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Public art developments

Whilst public art is distinctly ‘out of favour’ with Arts Council England cutting agencies as part of making savings, it’s interesting to see Creative Scotland taking a rather different tack.

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Worlds in the Making
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Make digital

Artists and designers embracing digital learning, production and distribution.

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A Question of Movement
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Siobhan Davies Commissions

This month sees the culmination of a two-year project at Siobhan Davies Dance, one of the country’s most distinctive dance companies. Choreographer Davies has paired dance artists with visual and applied artists to bring their creative practices together and create new works ranging from performance to film and installation. The commissioned dance artists are Henry Montes, Sarah Warsop, Gill Clarke and Deborah Saxon who are partnered respectively with Marcus Coates, Tracey Rowledge and Lucy Skaer. Henry Montes and Deborah Saxon have also made a piece together with Bruce Sharp. Here, three of the visual artists relate their experiences.

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Site Specific Art
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Site Specific Art

Artist Susanna Heron talks through her experiences of being commissioned on public art projects, the pitfalls she encounters and how to get around them. Includes an overview on the rights, roles and responsibilities of commissioners and artists.

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Anthony McCall with model of Column
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Artists’ Olympic projects

In 2009 and selected by regional groups, twelve arts commissions worth £5.4 million were awarded for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Emily Speed takes a look at how some of the Artists Taking the Lead projects are progressing around the halfway point between commission announcements and their presentation.

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Shauna Richardson at work
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Shauna Richardson

How do artists go about delivering a very large commission to deadline? Emily Speed interviewed Shauna Richardson about her Artist Taking the Lead Commission: The Lionheart Project.

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Commission and create

This month we profile a selection of open exhibition and public art commissioning projects, from applied arts opportunities to innovative site-specific works.

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Limited Addition
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Crop Marks

Artist Kirsten Lavers and Andy O’Hanlon (Arts Development Officer for South Cambridgeshire District Council) talk about Kirsten’s appointment as community artist for Orchard Park, which led to the ambitious multi-layered collaborative project, Crop Marks.

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Celebrating disabilty

As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the Unlimited programme is designed to celebrate disability, arts, culture and sport “on an unprecedented scale”.

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Gallery commissions

Bloomberg SPACE has launched COMMA, a dynamic new programme of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their work.

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