Roxane Permar considers a selection of the projects discussed at a recent conference, exploring what they tell us about current trends in public art commissioning.
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Rick Faulkner, artist and director of Chrysalis Arts, outlines the international ‘Artists in Transition’ project and how it adapted to the change in circumstances imposed by the outbreak of Foot and Mouth.
There is a long history of placing contemporary art in remote and rural locations as a method of encouraging tourism. The sculpture trail is now an established form of presentation. Here, Victoria Bernie – an artist based in Edinburgh – describes her participation in a small-scale project in Sweden and Public Art Officer Piers Masterson gives his view on the history and public reception of a much larger project spread across northern Norway.
An unusual work of art was seen over the Cardiff Bay in June when artists Hana Sakuma and Adrian Holme created ‘Sky Map’ to coincide with the official opening of Cardiff Bay barrage. The work was commissioned by PLACE, which […]
Contemporary re-enactment, art event or memorial? David Butler gives an insider account of Jeremy Deller’s ambitious Artangel Times commission.
Directors and committee members of The Landscape and Art Network expand on the cross-disciplinary nature of the organisation and its remit to defend and improve our environment.
My creative output ranges from figurative sculpture to furniture design, and I enjoy being more than just one kind of artist.
In the run-up to the re-opening of Compton Verney in 2003, an ambitious programme of events, projects and exhibitions is taking place from 21 July to 5 August. This provides opportunity for artists to make new work in response to […]
Beermats designed by five Derby artists were launched in May with a special Year of the Artist Ale. The limited-edition mats now available in bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants and in arts venues around the East Midlands region have been […]
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A major new glass and water feature has recently been unveiled at Cardiff’s Bute Square. The work by David Pearl and Amber Hiscott uses the most advanced of the new generation of glass enamels and a highly engineered lightweight stainless […]
Amongst other more prosaic activities, travelling on a tram provides time to dream and if you’re unlucky, to lose things. As part of the Year of the Artist, three northwest artists have created new works which explores the experience, for […]
Window Sills is neither public art nor community art. It uses collaborative strategies that draw on and sit between a number of artistic practices taking its lead from ‘New Genre Public Art’ – a term used by American artist Suzanne Lacy – which incorporates activist arts, site-specific art, performance art and happenings. The project is also aligned to ideas about art and context developed in universities in the UK.
COSTA RICA’S National Gallery was the recent venue for a temporary installation by US artist Doug Fishbone – temporary because the mound of some 40,000 bananas was literally devoured by the public and vanished within a few hours. Installed in […]
Judith Winter gains an insight into high-rise living through ten artists’ work-in-progress.
The involvement of artists was confirmed as crucial to the improvements recognised in this year’s town centre improvement awards organised by the property and retail sectors in the British Council of Shopping Centres. The design award was shared by South […]
In this time of enormous and far-reaching change in terms of climate, culture and communications, the recent Land Art and Land Use in the 21st Century conference jump-started a discussion across all levels of experience and activity. Organised by the […]
Artists Simon Grennan and Louise K Wilson discuss their commissions and working collaboratively with the staff of Hastings and Rother NHS Trust, whilst project manager Penny Jones outlines the aim of the arts programme and some of the project’s benefits.
Nature Centre is the culmination of artist and writer Brownrigg’s residency at Grizedale last year. As well as her own writings in response to this particular Lakeland forest location, it includes the work of different visual artists-in-residence from the last […]
John Newling discusses the collaboration, negotiation and patience involved in realising a major public art work for Birmingham’s Royal Mail building.
‘Art Textiles 2’ is a sequel to ‘Art Textiles 1’, initiated by Barbara Taylor at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery in 1996. One of the exhibitors in 1996, Polly Binns, was this time one of four selectors, with Yinka Shonibare, […]
Mark Beasley explores the common fabric between today’s permanent and temporary public art commissons.