Public art, in all its diversity, can mediate all spaces as Places. John Newling

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 ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

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ixia update

ixia are taking a break over the next few months to reflect on the Future of Public Art and the direction ixia might take. So, for a while, we are going to be quiet, thinking, planning …

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Case studies

Voices of Heavitree, Exeter, 2008, lead artist Michael Fairfax, blacksmith Peter Osborne, glass manufacturer Wood and Wood. Photo: Exeter City Council

Maintenance of Public Art - Comparative Report

This case study provides a glimpse of how three local authorities – Exeter City Council, Manchester City Council and Gateshead Council – maintain the public art in their care. The emphasis is on permanent outdoor artworks.

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Lead Artists on Design Teams


Spacemakers, Hartcliffe, Bristol


Barking Town Centre Artscape More case studies


Animal Wall, Gitta Gschwendtner. Cardiff Bay housing development. Photo: Safle

Guidelines for Commissioning and Selecting Artists and Craftspeople

The selection of an artist or craftsperson for a public art commission should be an intriguing and exciting task but it can also be fraught with difficulties.

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Policies and guidance

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Public Art Strategy

Advice for artists

Insurance for Artists

The healthcare sector

When the Architects Leave: Maintaining artwork in the hospital environment More resources

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