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2015 – How was it for you? #1: Claire Doherty, Director, Situations

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’.

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Theaster Gates in Bristol: “A collaboration with a city”

For his first major commission in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has created an installation in the grounds of a disused church in Bristol that will be alive with performances and discussion day-and-night for 552 hours. Rowan Lear reports from the opening weekend.

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Resource Guide

Commission agreements

This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp covers many issues relevant to small-scale private and public art commissions, with questions to consider and further explanation of issues arising in the notes.

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IN-SITE: Regeneration and the Role of Public Art

A creative seminar linked to the IN-SITE project, arranged by Francis Knight  at the University of Kent, Chatham Historic Dockyard, 8th July 2015 I found the discussion about the role the artist has to offer in public projects particularly intriguing. […]

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A Q&A with… Michael Stumpf, sculptor

For the Art Across The City public art programme in Swansea, Glasgow-based artist Michael Stumpf has sited three sculptures in an amphitheatre in order that they can have ‘a debate about the nature of their thingness’. Chris Sharratt finds out more.

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