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2016 New Year’s Honours: Situations’ Claire Doherty receives MBE

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.

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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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