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Public art – because you’re worth it

In a time of austerity, it’s become more important than ever for the visual arts to articulate their value to society. But, asks Claire Doherty, Director of arts producers Situations, what forms of evidence should be produced and whose criteria are we to use?

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Hannah Hull
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Creating space for dialogue and support

In partnership with ixia, artist Hannah Hull is presenting a series of events in Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham for socially-engaged artists who want to be part of a ‘hyper-local critical support network’.

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Artist proposes a vortex, gets a black hole

Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?

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The Yew Hedge at Ayscoughfee Hall
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Coach journey to heritage and back

Beacon Art Projects Lincolnshire commissioned artists to create work for historic rural sites during October. We report from the launch.

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Andrea Geyer, Spiral Lands/A place is not an object
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Mapping an alternative

A new public realm exhibition organised by CCA Derry-Londonderry provides an alternative path through the city.

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The Waiting Place
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Festival Promenade

As Edinburgh Art Festival opens, we take a look at the programme of new commissions that is exposing the city for audiences new and old.

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Hew Locke, Gold Standard
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Deptford X 2012

In the lead-up to the 15th edition of London’s longest running arts festival, we talk to artist-curators Hew Locke and Indra Khanna about this year’s sports-free programme.

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Lion Scaffolding Sculpture
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PARK ART launches

A series of sculptural works, sound installations and community events under the umbrella PARK ART in Haringey launches across green spaces in the borough.

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Jeremy Deller, Sacrilege
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Sacrilege on tour

Anyone fond of the question ‘but is it art?’ will have a field day if they visit Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege during the Olympics, but they will probably have a bounce on it too.

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Arcelor Mittal Orbit
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Olympic Art Review conference report

Last week’s Olympic Art Review conference looked beyond the headline-grabbing Arcelor Mittal Orbit to explore the social, cultural and economic agendas behind London 2012’s Art in the Park.

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