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PASW Regional Newsletter: Autumn 2007

Next Regional Network Meeting

Public Art South West’s next Regional Network meeting will be taking place in Bristol at Spike Island on 11th December. The meeting will focus on the legacy, for artists, of PROJECT-engaging artists in the built environment. What was it really like, as an artist, taking on a conceptual role? We hope to debate the issue of what it is that artists do in the public realm; is it art? Does it have to be art? Where does the responsibility lie for creating successful projects; challenging mind sets, viewpoints and misconceptions? Speakers will include artists David Cotterrell, Tim Knowles and Patricia MacKinnon Day and the event’s Chair will be Andrew Cross.

To book a place, contact [email protected].

Previous meetings:

  • ‘The art of illumination – what role do artists play in lighting our public realm?’

    Weston super Mare, May 2007 (audio files available)

  • ‘Highway Engineering – a cul de sac for creativity?’

    Swindon, November 2006.

  • The April 2006 meeting was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • 'Engineering Innovation; constructive collaborations between artists and engineers'.

    Plymouth, November 2005.

  • 'You can't put that there! health and safety issues in public art commissioning'.

    Taunton, April 2005.

  • 'Material Solutions? exploring the contribution craft makes to architecture'.

    Bovey Tracey, November 2004.

  • 'Designs on our environment? establishing multi-disciplinary working for the public realm'.

    Bristol, April 2004.

  • 'Time for change? public art practice within local authorities'.

    Swindon, November 2003.

  • 'Appropriateness of Design - how artists can engage with the Healing Environment'.

    Gloucester, May 2003.

  • 'Consulting the community - valued or de-valued?';

    Plymouth, November 2002.

  • 'Art and the Environment - collaborative solutions'.

    South Gloucestershire, April 2002.

  • 'Towards a Strategy for Architecture and the Built Environment in the South West'.

    Weymouth, November 2001.

  • 'Social Space: Temporary Legacies?'

    Exeter, April 2001.

  • 'Public Art in Cornwall: current context and future opportunities'.

    Bude, November 2000.

  • 'Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder: fact or fiction?'

    Teignmouth, April 2000.

  • 'Planning and Public Art: process and production'.

    Taunton, November 1999.

  • 'Art and Architecture: Collaborative Practice'.

    Bristol, June 1999.

  • 'Public Art in a rural context'.

    Gloucester, October 1998.