The Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress attracted huge media interest with The Hive, his bee-inspired sculptural installation for the 2015 Milan Expo UK pavilion. Wayne Burrows speaks to him about the work, currently on display at Kew Gardens, and BEAM, a companion piece on show at this year’s Wirksworth Festival.
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Sketchup offers such a quick way of constructing architectural spaces – a great new tool for me when putting together commission proposals. A scale plan of a space can easily be imported and traced, then converted to a 3D visualisation. […]
As the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail celebrates its thirtieth year with the unveiling of two new commissions, Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England have announced a new four year partnership to expand and extend the reach of their Forest Art Works programme.
This is a record of a research and development project funded by the Arts Council, uniting artistic practice with scientists, academics, architects and health professionals. The projects focus is the influence of environment on human experience and wellbeing.
As part of my Professional Development Bursary, I am keen to spread the new knowledge and skills gained during my recent completion of two courses. This week I met with a group of art students in Newcastle and I was able […]
Following the launch of this Arts Council funded project in May 2016, a new installation at Cheeseburn Sculpture Park (‘En-lighten: Taxus baccata’) opens to the public this weekend. Suspended in a Yew tree, this prismatic form transforms the space. Initial […]
Beginning to use the CAD skills developed at KLC on ideas for a new project. Constructing spaces and placing forms within them – I can see this working really well with Photoshop, taking still images of 3D forms created in […]
Venue:Cheeseburn Sculpture Park - in May 2016.
From:August 27, 2016
To:August 29, 2016
Location:North East England
A new exhibition featuring proposals for a permanent artwork in the city has just opened, featuring scale models from Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Heather and Ivan Morison, Susan Philipsz and Keith Wilson
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces ambitious public art project spanning 17 of London’s most celebrated bridges, from Albert Bridge in Chelsea to Tower Bridge in the City.
The second edition of the project features five new commissions on billboards across the UK, with featured artists including Mark Titchner, Hannah Black and Kathrin Böhm.
Venue:Spalding Town Centre
From:April 22, 2016
To:December 31, 2017
The final trip to Spurn brought realisations of how you can get so distracted in the materiality of objects rather than fluidity of your surroundings. I found myself seeking out plastics in a place they really shouldn’t be, I wanted […]
A collaboration between artist Alex Murdin and the local community has turned the verges, hedgerows and other public spaces around a new housing estate in Wiltshire into suburban farmland where foraging residents can feast on a ready supply of edible herbs and fruits.
A new artwork installed at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail reuses material from a previous sculpture to allow visitors to trace locations of hidden coal excavations buried 1,000ft below the surface.
This art was made the day after spurn hosted a ‘Beach clean’ therefore the art is much more organically based as I use the existing land around me rather than synthetic waste. The lack of litter is brilliant for the […]
Out There: Our Post-War Public Art focuses on the period 1945-85 including 1972’s City Sculpture Project, which saw artworks temporarily sited in eight cities across the UK. After attending an event featuring Sculpture Project artists Garth Evans and Liliane Lijn, a-n Writer Development Programme participant James Steventon considers the notion of ‘shelf life’ in public art.
Four Words, part of Metal’s Liverpool Provocations programme, saw a giant electronic billboard in the city centre taken over for an hour by a series of animated four-word messages and slogans curated by artist Alan Dunn.
The founder and director of Situations Claire Doherty has been recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for her outstanding contribution to the arts in the public realm, while artist Phyllida Barlow and Henry Moore Foundation director Godfrey Worsdale also receive honours for services to the arts.
Since 15 October, artist Jo Chapman has marked her 10-week residency on Shetland with a post (almost) every day on her a-n blog. She recalls a shifting and exciting year of upheaval that saw her without a studio and ‘almost itinerant’.
This year has seen the Bristol-based public art commissioning organisation, Situations, present one of its most ambitious and high-profile events yet with Theaster Gates’ Sanctum project. In the first of our end of year series, its director looks back on a ‘breakthrough’ year and looks forward to more support for public art that is ‘temporary and unfolding’.
How is public art funded? Where is public art happening? Why do we value about public art? ixia requires your views for its fourth annual survey.
In the latest in our series of picture-focused articles we take a look at the Radcliffe Infirmary Commemorative Commission, featuring artists Simon Periton, Antoni Malinowski and Daniel Silver.