The Brighton-based artist’s new artwork for the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square has been unveiled by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
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The first-ever biennial Estuary festival presents 16 days of art, literature, music and film ‘curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary’. Chris Sharratt talks to Kent-based, water-loving artist Adam Chodzko about his latest iteration of Ghost, featuring a specially adapted kayak with room for one reclining passenger.
Bristol Biennial, the artist-led festival now in its third edition, combines art and ideas in a city-focused combination of new commissions and timely discussions. Maddy Hearn reports on the opening weekend of this nine-day event.
The landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith is to design one of UK’s largest free, public gardens at the Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden in Yorkshire.
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.
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.
At the recent two-day Social Making symposium in Plymouth, socially engaged practice was discussed in relation to Arnstein’s Ladder, a theory of citizen participation devised in the 1960s. Carolyn Black explores its relevance.
This July, Kathy Noble and the ICA curate the first edition of Art Night, a roving annual contemporary art festival for London initiated and organised by Unlimited Productions.
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.
Juneau Projects’ new song responds to the history of a former timber yard and the redevelopment of the riverside area with a constructed pilgrimage for the audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four artists who create work deemed to enrich the visual experience of our urban spaces have been shortlisted for the £10,000 award.
A recently opened skatepark in Everton Park, Liverpool is the result of a Liverpool Biennial commission of the South Korean artist Koo Jeong A, working with Wheelscape Skateparks and a host other agencies and community groups in the city. Laura Robertson takes a look at this luminous living sculpture and finds out more from the artist.
Venue:South Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea
From:October 13, 2015
To:October 31, 2015
Location:South West England
For the Coastal Currents festival, Tod Hanson has created a site-specific work that covers the entire floor of the historic Durbar Hall in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. Dany Louise finds out about his process, inspiration and influences.
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days across England, six artists have been commissioned to produce site-specific work at the English Heritage site Fort Brockhurst in Gosport. Pippa Koszerek speaks to the artist and curator behind the Space Interrupted project.
25-ton sculpture by Mexican artist Jose Rivelino unveiled as part of four exhibitions taking place across London.
Chinese artist and activist to unveil large-scale artwork outside the Gherkin in the City of London, as part of a festival celebrating the area’s architectural landmarks.
With a media storm of interest, Banksy’s Dismaland opened in Weston-super-Mare on Friday. After paying a visit to the self-styled ‘bemusement park’, Laura Harris suggests we look past the witty one-liners to explore this aesthetically overwhelming, politically astute art experience.