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Big Art Mob: Mapping the World's Public Art

Date uploaded: October 15, 2012

Big Art Mob: Mapping the World's Public Art

Originally created to accompany the primetime Channel 4 series ‘Big Art Project’, the website has been re-incarnated as a global initiative to capture and map the public art of the world.

The Big Art Mob re-launched on 31st August 2012 as the first crowd-sourced global effort to map the World's Public Art, following a substantial revamp after moving out from its initial parent and funder Channel 4 TV in the United Kingdom.

The new Big Art Mob features an integration with Google StreetView enabling you to virtually beam in to check out the art works, as well as an easy-to-use Public Art Route Creator with which users can follow or create art trails to be used on the move.

The Big Art Mob invites members of the public, museums, art institutions, galleries and artists to be a part of our mission to map the worlds public art.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are using the Big Art Mob platform to catalogue a decade of outside exhibitions in the Gardens and create walking tours of their current exhibition, David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery.

The upcoming book from BBC News Arts Editor Will Gompertz: ‘What Are You Looking At: 150 Years of Modern Art in a Nutshell’ is featured as a series of cited works with commentary from Gompertz complementing the book as a series of walking tours on the Big Art Mob iPhone app.

At launch, the site has over 12,000 public works posted and mapped and they are now calling for institutions and interested members of the public to use the platform to help create the world's first comprehensive catalogue and map of the World's Public Art.

Visit bigartmob.com