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 […]
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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.
Arts Council England has announced support for three projects aimed at stimulating ‘ambition, talent and excellence, and cultural development’ across the country, including a new public realm project on the south west coast of England managed by Bristol-based Situations.
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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.
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.
25-ton sculpture by Mexican artist Jose Rivelino unveiled as part of four exhibitions taking place across London.
engage is seeking proposals for its journal reflecting on the shifting nature of artists’ residencies and the challenges faced when artists and organisations work together.
Anish Kapoor has invited fellow artist Carsten Höller to create a new addition to his Orbit sculpture in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
New work inspired by twisted patterns of light from the early universe
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. […]
Underline, a 12-month programme of commissions by Art on the Underground for the Victoria line, launches this month with new works from Giles Round’s Design Work Leisure project.
Originally published on The Conversation, Russell Williams of University of London Institute in Paris explores France’s paradoxical relationship with controversial artworks, following the recent vandalism of Anish Kapoor’s installation at Versailles.
Since 2003, In Certain Places has been developing new and unusual art projects for the city of Preston. As the UCLan-backed organisation opens its doors for a short exhibition of work by four emerging artists, Bob Dickinson discovers more about its sociable approach to public art.
The Curating the Campus symposium, held to mark the launch of the University of Leeds’ Public Art Strategy, brought together speakers from across the UK to discuss commissioning and presenting public art on campus. Amelia Crouch reports.