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Legend, Diane Maclean, 1998. The Black Isle, Hillockhead. Photo: Diane Maclean.


Legend was a temporary public art work by Diane Maclean commissioned by Independent Public Arts as part of a programme of artist-led commissions in the Scottish Highlands.

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Pyrophones, Blissbody, 2001, LightShift, Forest of Dean. Photo: Martin Avery © FDST.


LightShift was a temporary artists’ illumination event in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire in the aftermath of the Foot and Mouth epidemic. The project aimed to raise local confidence after the devastation left by the disease.

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Quarry 2 project by artist Lee Simmons: Cliff painting; photograph © Sue Roche, 2006.

Quarry 2

Q:2 created a performance, event and temporary installation highlighting environmental and landscape issues in a reclaimed chalk quarry in the North Downs. The project culminated in a public event at the quarry.

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