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'Conversation Piece', Electric Wharf, Coventry, David Patten/Bryant Priest Newman Architects, 2003

An Artist's Perspective: Remember What Jack Said

Just because you are an artist doesn't mean you can collaborate. The collaboration, and the ability to collaborate, come first.

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Public art research


Reflections on Collaboration - Feasibility and Sustainability


The Art of Illumination: What role do artists play in lighting our public realm? More collaboration

Practical advice

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

Landcom Public Art Guidelines, New South Wales, Australia

Local authorities

Public Art and Planning


Policies, Strategies and Guidance More practical advice


Boston Pendulum by Paul Robbrecht - Photographer: David Martin

Art in the Travelling Landscape: Hi-Views

Art & the Travelling Landscape is an art project focused on the National Cycle Network, a sustainable transport infrastructure with 12,000 miles of safe cycling and walking routes.

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Positive Places, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Public Art Programme


Art at the Met Office


Patient Environments and the Arts More reports

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