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Trinity Buoy Studios

Reflections on Collaboration - Feasibility and Sustainability

Public Art South West has commissioned public artist Lee Simmons to write about her practice, specifically the various collaborative methods she has been part of and how sustainable they may or may not be.

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Consultation in Public Art Practice


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


An Artist's Perspective: Remember What Jack Said More collaboration

Practical advice

Completed subway lighting installation: 'Light-waves'; stainless steel and LED lighting; Raphael Daden; 2006; Barking Town Centre Artscape, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Commissioning Guidelines

Vivien Lovell, Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants has developed detailed guidelines for commissioning public art; a vital checklist for anyone starting on a new project.

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Policies and guidance

Landcom Public Art Guidelines, New South Wales, Australia

Contracts and copyright

Public Art Commissions - Good Practice

The healthcare sector

When the Architects Leave: Maintaining artwork in the hospital environment 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


Patient Environments and the Arts


Art at the Met Office More reports

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