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  • ixia update

    ixia are taking a break over the next few months to reflect on the Future of Public Art and the direction ixia might take. So, for a while, we are going to be quiet, thinking, planning …

    Date uploaded: October 2, 2016

  • The AA2A project - 2016

    The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 80 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists

    Date uploaded: July 6, 2016

  • Liverpool Biennial 2016

    The full programme for Liverpool Biennial 2016 has been announced by Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial. The event, one of the largest contemporary art festival's in the UK, will run from the 9th of July to the 16th of October 2016 in various venues across the city.

    Date uploaded: July 6, 2016

  • Birmingham Big Art Project; Shortlisted artists

    The Birmingham Big Art Foundation is commissioning a major new work of public art for the city of Birmingham supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, The Birmingham Civic Society, Birmingham City University with Eastside Projects as Commissioning Agent. A VIP event on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at Millennium Point, Birmingham, will launch an exhibition of the five shortlisted artists’ proposals. This will be followed by a public launch hosted by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at noon, on Saturday the 4th of June 2016.

    Date uploaded: May 25, 2016

  • RA Family Album, 2016

    The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled a major large-scale public artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE RA. It will wrap around the scaffolding on the façade of Burlington Gardens whilst the building is undertaking a transformative redevelopment in the lead up to the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018.

    Date uploaded: May 18, 2016

  • ixia's Public Art Survey 2015: Summary and Key Findings

    More projects, more work for artists and consultants and an increase in the value of the public art sector in England, which continues to be driven by private sector money aligned to public sector policy via the planning system. However, there is evidence of a sharp regional divide with around 57% of public art projects happening in London, the South East and the South West, which is home to 41% of the population.

    Date uploaded: April 28, 2016

  • Artists announced for Jerwood Open Forest

    Five UK artists have been selected to develop proposals for a major new £30,000 commission, as part of the Arts-Council funded Jerwood Open Forest initiative. This initiative aims to contribute to a national conversation about how contemporary visual artists engage with the environment today, and debates around critical practice and art in the public realm.

    Date uploaded: April 13, 2016

  • The People's Canopy: An Architizer A+ Awards Finalist

    The People’s Canopy has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards, placing the work amongst a handful in the world competing for the two most sought after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and public voting is open until April 1st.

    Date uploaded: March 30, 2016

  • New Garden Suburbs

    Artists in Wiltshire have created a 70 acre suburban farm, as Chancellor George Osborne announces more “new garden suburbs” in the 2016 Budget.

    Date uploaded: March 23, 2016

  • Ad-free art on the underground: Düsseldorf's new metro line

    Germany’s first art on the underground project, a collaboration between artists, engineers and architects has opened in the city of Düsseldorf. Fifteen years in the making, the Wehrhahn metro line consists of six new stations running east to west beneath the city centre, collaboratively designed by architects, artists and engineers.

    Date uploaded: March 2, 2016

  • The PMSA's Marsh Awards 2016 nominations are open

    The Public Monuments and Sculptures Association has announced the call for nominations for the Marsh Awards for Sculpture, Fountains and Conservation 2016.

    Date uploaded: February 17, 2016

  • LIFT - 2016 full festival line up announced

    LIFT have announced their full 2016 festival lineup with three world and ten UK premieres to be staged during the four week festival, which runs from the 1st of June to the 2nd of July 2016.

    Date uploaded: February 17, 2016

  • Art & the Public Sphere Volume 4. Issue 1&2

    The fourth volume of Art & the Public Sphere Volume 4. Issue 1&2 has been published. This is a special double issue on ‘The Ethics of Social Practice’ guest edited by Jonathan Wallis.

    Date uploaded: February 3, 2016

  • Historic England present Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

    Historic England will be showing its first major exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art at Somerset House in London between the 3rd of February and the 10th of April 2016. The exhibition will follow the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures and reliefs by artists including Ralph Brown, Geoffrey Clarke, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Paul Mount.

    Date uploaded: January 13, 2016

  • In the Eyes of the Animal selected for New Frontier programme at Sundance Film Festival 2016

    In the Eyes of the Animal by Marshmallow Laser Feast will be shown at Sundance Film Festival 2016. A showcase for the world's leading new cinema, documentary, installation, virtual reality, performance and more, taking place anually in Utah.

    Date uploaded: January 6, 2016

  • Public art disappearing before our eyes

    Historic England is launching a campaign to raise awareness of how much art is being lost, whether metal sculptures being stolen and sold for scrap or architectural friezes being deliberately ripped down by developers. They have stated that "postwar public art in England is disappearing before our eyes”, whether through wilful destruction, accidental loss, theft or sale. While many works have been destroyed, there are hopes that some could still be out there.

    Date uploaded: December 15, 2015

  • The People’s Canopy to exhibit at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2015

    The People’s Canopy, a unique piece of mobile architecture commissioned for the city of Preston, UK is to take part in the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, in Hong Kong from the 11th of December 2015 to the 28th of February 2016.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2015

  • ixia’s Public Art Survey 2015

    ixia has launched its fourth annual survey into public art in the UK. Respondents are asked to provide ixia with their answers to a set of questions about public art.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2015

  • Assemble win the Turner Prize 2015

    London collective Assemble has become the first architecture or design studio to receive the prestigious Turner Prize for art. The team of 18 young architects and designers, won one of the UK's most important art award for its work on the Granby Four Streets project in Liverpool.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2015

  • Collaborations in Place-based Creative Practice: Birmingham’s Public Art Strategy 2015-19

    Birmingham City Council has announced the launch of 'Collaborations in Place-based Creative Practice: Birmingham’s Public Art Strategy 2015 – 19.' The strategy outlines a new vision for art in Birmingham’s public realm. It considers the definition of public art in its widest sense, retelling the story of a century of rich and varied public art practices in Birmingham that have laid the bedrock for a strong future of creativity for decades to come.

    Date uploaded: December 2, 2015

  • Mayor tells planners and developers to put culture at the forefront of city development

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on developers, planners, local authorities and others responsible for the planning and design of the capital to put culture and creativity at the forefront of their thinking about developments in the city.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2015

  • Grow, Grow, Grow Your Boat

    Futurecity has been appointed to curate and project manage an ambitious public art programme for Berewood, a 516-acre residential development by Grainger PLC within the West of Waterlooville area of South Hampshire.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2015

  • Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

    There's still time to see Barbara Hepworth; Sculpture for a Modern World, on display at Tate Britain until the 25th of October 2015. Hepworth is widely recognised as one of the leading sculptors of the 20th century. This retrospective features many of her most significant and beautiful sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works.

    Date uploaded: October 6, 2015

  • Maggie's Culture Crawl

    Created in partnership with Open House London, Maggie's Culture Crawl is part 15 mile night-walk, part cultural adventure curated by the former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne. The walk is scheduled for Friday the 18th of September 2015 and will raise funds to support people with cancer and their family and friends.

    Date uploaded: September 2, 2015

  • Ai Weiwei: Forever

    Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is to unveil a large-scale artwork outside the Gherkin in the City of London, as part of a festival celebrating the area's architectural landmarks.

    Date uploaded: August 26, 2015

  • Petition to Save R-URBAN

    Atelier d’Architecture Autogeree has launched a campaign to save R-URBAN, a professional and citizen initiative of resilient regeneration in Colombes, near Paris. It is hoped the petition will persuade the municipality and other authorities of the general interest of preserving this project, whose main site in Colombes is currently under threat to become a car park.

    Date uploaded: August 11, 2015

  • Application deadlines for AA2A placements 2015

    The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 65 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists

    Date uploaded: August 11, 2015

  • Remember WW1 – 'Remembrance Field' by Carl Jaycock

    Remembrance Field is a large scale photographic art installation that commemorates World War I by artist Carl Jaycock. It is presented in St Mary the Virgin Church, Shrewsbury, from the 28th of July 2015 until Friday the 11th of September 2015.

    Date uploaded: August 5, 2015

  • Design and architecture experts questioned by Lords Committee

    On Wednesday the 22nd of July 2015 at the Palace of Westminster, The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment heard evidence from key figures involved in the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, including the Project Leader, Max Farrell.

    Date uploaded: July 29, 2015

  • Walk&Talk Azores Festival the Atlantic creative nature

    Walk&Talk, the Azores International Public Art Festival, returns between the 17th of July and the 1st of August 2015, for its fifth edition. More than 60 creators from around the world will gather to enrich with 20 new interventions on the local public art circuit, an open-air museum with more than 80 pieces that have been created during the past editions of the festival. Artistic residencies, exhibitions, workshops, talks, music, performances and cinema, complete this year's program and will be presented in several locations and cultural spaces on São Miguel Island.

    Date uploaded: July 3, 2015

  • Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

    Tate Britain have announced the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years. This retrospective features some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works.

    Date uploaded: July 3, 2015

  • 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Residency

    Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist residency and public art commission to be displayed at the host venue or nearby.

    Date uploaded: July 3, 2015

  • Art & the Public Sphere journal - Volume 3. Number 1

    Art & the Public Sphere journal – Volume 3. Number 1 was published in May 2015. This issue includes articles by Emma Mahony on the actions of The Freee Art Collective and Liberate Tate, two articles by Amy Charlesworth and Kathryn Brown respectively on Ursula Biemann’s video essays, an interview with the late Seth Siegelaub by Paul O’Neill and various reviews. This issue is dedicated to artist and film-maker Stuart Croft, who sadly passed away in March this year.

    Date uploaded: May 29, 2015

  • Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme 2015

    Edinburgh Art Festival has released details of their 2015 Commissions Programme titled 'The Improbable City', which has been inspired by Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities. The festival runs from the 30th of July to the 30th of August 2015.

    Date uploaded: May 22, 2015

  • Art on the Move

    Ten lorries have been transformed into mobile artworks celebrating Lincolnshire landscapes, as part of an innovative partnership between an arts programme and a haulage company. 'Transported' is an arts programme based in Boston and South Holland, in South Lincolnshire. It is funded by Creative People and Places from Arts Council England, a funding scheme which targets areas of the country where people are less likely to engage with the arts.

    Date uploaded: May 18, 2015

  • Lyric Hammersmith

    As part of its multi-million capital development project, the Lyric Hammersmith has commissioned new artwork for the building by David Batchelor and Richard Wentworth CBE. In collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society’s Consultancy team the artists were selected to work their artistic interventions into the new building. Both commissions have been managed and curated by the Contemporary Art Society on behalf of the Lyric.

    Date uploaded: May 8, 2015

  • Henry Castle wins major commission for Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

    Henry Castle has been selected to develop a major new artwork for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, due to be completed and open to the public in early summer 2016. Henry's proposal will respond to the people, history and geography of the Forest of Dean, using a process of enquiry to reveal hidden aspects of the place.

    Date uploaded: May 1, 2015

  • Practising Place

    As part of the Practising Place programme, In Certain Places has announced a new collaboration with The Double Negative - a UK-based online magazine featuring a selection of the latest in arts, design, film and music. Over the next year, the magazine will host a series of new, jointly commissioned texts by geographers, sociologists, cultural theorists, artists and experts from other fields, which explore the relationship between art practice and place.

    Date uploaded: April 24, 2015

  • Artist-in-Residence launches at Cambridge Biomedical Campus

    Futurecity and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) are pleased to announce 30 Bird and public works as LMB Artist-in-Residence starting in April 2015 on Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). They are a collaborative team made up of a Cambridge based performance company led by Mehrdad Seyf (30 Bird) and a participatory art and architecture practice led by Torange Khonsari (public works).

    Date uploaded: April 2, 2015

  • Folkestone Artworks Takeover Tours Call Out

    Folkestone Artworks will be re-launching in May with the addition of 9 more permanent artworks from Folkestone Triennial 2014. The Creative Foundation invite artists and thinkers of all ages and abilities to submit their ideas for an alternative tour of these 25 public sculptures across the town.

    Date uploaded: March 13, 2015

  • Subplots to a City: Ten Years of In Certain Places

    In Certain Places has launched a new book entitled 'Subplots to a City: Ten Years of In Certain Places'. The book explores how the programme has developed new approaches to art, culture and urban development since its inception in 2003. Alongside images, project outlines and reflections from artists, audience members and collaborators, the book includes texts by specialists from various fields, including Owen Hatherley, Lubaina Himid, Sophie Hope, Paul O’Neill, Jonathan Vickery, Becky Shaw and John Newling as well as Charles Quick and Elaine Speight.

    Date uploaded: March 9, 2015

  • Public Art (Now) - New book

    Situations, in partnership with publisher Art / Books, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers, has announced the publication of Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now), a dynamic international survey which brings together 40 of the most influential new approaches to art in public to have emerged in the past decade.

    Date uploaded: March 9, 2015

  • Vote Art

    Vote Art is an arts initiative inspired by the theme of democracy that aims to encourage people to take part in the democratic process. As the 2015 General Election approaches, the initative is encouraging people to vote by placing artworks inspired by democracy on commercial billboard sites and postcards distributed across England.

    Date uploaded: March 6, 2015

  • Gift Horse on the Fourth Plinth

    The new commission Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, was unveiled on Thursday the 5th of March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square. Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, Gift Horse is the tenth sculpture to be unveiled on the celebrated plinth.

    Date uploaded: March 6, 2015

  • The Marsh Awards for Sculpture, Fountains and Conservation 2015

    The Public Monuments and Sculptures Association has announced the call for nominations for the Marsh Awards for Sculpture, Fountains and Conservation 2015.

    Date uploaded: February 27, 2015

  • The Collective at The House of St Barnabus preview

    The Collective at The House of St Barnabas will be previewing new work on Wednesday 4th March 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. The Collective is the clubs not-for-profit arts programme, which showcases inspiring and uplifting visual art from established and emerging artists.

    Date uploaded: February 27, 2015

  • South Walney - Cumbria Wildlife Trust consultation events

    Art Gene has been working with Cumbria Wildlife Trust for the past two years to develop a project to engage more people with the natural environment at the South Walney Nature Reserve, one of 43 reserves the Wildlife Trust manage throughout Cumbria. With support from Arts Council England and WREN, Cumbria Wildlife Trust has now commissioned Art Gene to design a new plan for the site: a ‘Master plan’ for the South Walney Reserve which will include unique features designed by resident artists.

    Date uploaded: February 23, 2015

  • You¹d better watch your step in Madrid by Luzinterruptus

    Luzinterruptus is an anonymous artistic group, who carries out urban interventions in public spaces. They use light as a raw material and the dark as a canvas. In their most recent intervention they try to highlight the lack of hygiene in public places, with particular reference to animal excrement in squares and parks, and especially those with sand where children play.

    Date uploaded: February 20, 2015

  • Cities in a Climate of Change: Public Art and Environmental and Social Ecologies conference

    Elam School of Fine Arts at The National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries (NICAI), University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Shandong University of Art & Design, People’s Republic of China (SUAD) welcome proposals for academic presentations for the Cities in a Climate of Change: Public Art and Environmental and Social Ecologies conference.

    Date uploaded: February 13, 2015

  • The Ecology of Culture

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council has published a report by John Holden, Visiting Professor City University, London, called the 'Ecology of Culture'. The report argues that the UK’s cultural ecology is intensively interlinked, with many strengths, but also points of vulnerability.

    Date uploaded: February 13, 2015

  • Vote Bob

    Artist Bob and Roberta Smith will be standing in the Surrey Heath constituency against Michael Gove in 2015 General Election. Since announcing his intention, he has received a surprising amount of support, and despite being advised that the economy, the NHS, housing and immigration might figure ahead of the arts in voters’ thinking, he insists that "art is central to how we live".

    Date uploaded: February 9, 2015

  • Petition to save all of the Eduardo Paolozzi Tottenham Court Road mosaic

    Despite public protests and a petition that has attracted nearly 8000 signatures, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that three of the four arches at Tottenham Court Road station featuring murals by Eduardo Paolozzi have been dismantled.

    Date uploaded: February 2, 2015

  • The Farrell Review - Progress Report 02

    The authors of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment have released the second of their progress reports on the implementation and the evolution of the review. The review, which was over a year in the making and sought contributions from government, institutions, agencies, industry and the public, made over 60 recommendations spanning early education in schools, professional education, adult outreach, skilling up decision makers, proactive planning and design quality, cultural heritage, economic benefits and built environment policy.

    Date uploaded: February 2, 2015

  • Modus Operandi project highlights

    In 2014 Modus Operandi completed 15 years of commissioning new art for public environments and architecture. Over 100 permanent and temporary projects have been commissioned since the organisation’s foundation in July of 1999; with a further 16 projects currently in progress.

    Date uploaded: January 26, 2015

  • New Crossrail Artist Appointments

    As strategists and curators of the 'Culture Line', Futurecity has announced three new artist appointments as part of their work with Gagosian Gallery, Pace Gallery and Crossrail. Artists Michal Rovner, Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have been selected by the project, which partners contemporary artists and galleries with Crossrail's central London stations.

    Date uploaded: January 21, 2015

  • Programme news from Appetite

    Appetite, part of the Arts Council's Creative People & Places Programme, has announced a series of community arts events as part of its 2015 programme in Stoke-on-Trent. Artists from a range of creative disciplines have been commissioned to respond to the city and its communities through their socially engaged practices.

    Date uploaded: January 19, 2015

  • Queer(ed) Art: Artistic Practices of Sexual Difference and Radical Possibilities

    Dr Martin Zebracki has announced a call for papers and artwork on 'Queer(ed) Art: Artistic Practices of Sexual Difference and Radical Possibilities' for the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG). Scholars and artists from across disciplines, stages of career and research phases are invited to engage with this subject for the conference which takes place in Exeter from the 2nd to ­the 4th of September 2015.

    Date uploaded: January 19, 2015

  • Alight, Cardiff

    Admiral Group, Stoford Developments and EMP Projects have announced the unveiling of a significant new public artwork for Cardiff city centre. Following a competitive process, artist S Mark Gubb was commissioned to realise his proposal, ‘Alight’ - a 10 metre tall, freestanding, illuminated, steel and glass lightning bolt that will be sited outside Admiral's new eleven-storey offices in Cardiff city centre. The work is currently being installed and the official unveiling will take place on Wednesday the 17th of December from 6 to 7pm.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2014

  • New Public Artworks for Swansea Boulevard

    A new programme of 4 public art commissions will soon be introduced to the Boulevard route along Oystermouth Road in Swansea City centre to encourage exploration, emphasise key locations, and help create memorable experiences of the City that people want to return to.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2014

  • Blast Theory Residency Programme

    Blast Theory is currently inviting applications for the 20 Wellington Road Residency Programme for 2015. This unique Residency Programme is initiated and run by the artists in Blast Theory. It aims to provide a space for residents to research and develop new work in a supportive and collaborative environment for between one to three months.

    Date uploaded: December 9, 2014

  • Metroland - The Northwood Hills Town Regeneration Project Murals

    In 2013 artist collaborators Cosmo Sarson and Gordon Collett won a commission from the London Borough of Hillingdon to produce a series of murals for the high street of Northwood Hills, London HA6. The pair have since produced 65 metres in total length and 93 square metres in size of large vitreous enamel mural at. The mural is part of a £1million town regeneration implemented by the London Borough of Hillingdon. Installation is now complete with the official launch on Thursday the 4th of December.

    Date uploaded: December 3, 2014

  • Enlighten Manchester

    Curated Place is producing a new Festival of Light Art entitled Enlighten Manchester, which will showcase work by local, national and international artists in preparation for a major outing in 2015 to sit alongside the UNESCO International Year of Light. Enlighten Manchester will illuminate Piccadilly Gardens with a series of works and projections for all ages to enjoy and will run from the 11th to the 14th of December 2014.

    Date uploaded: December 1, 2014

  • Chiltern Railways Timetable - Heather and Ivan Morison Commission

    Chiltern Railways has commissioned the latest in a series of contemporary artworks to feature on its new timetable. The rail operator partnered with leading contemporary artists, Heather and Ivan Morison, and Digbeth-based art organisation, Eastside Projects, to create the artworks which will also feature on posters at stations on the Chiltern route, as part of its Chiltern Art Collaboration project.

    Date uploaded: December 1, 2014

  • Art brings nature inside to provide healing environment

    Cancer patients and hospital staff have provided inspiration for a major public art project which is helping to create a supportive healing environment at one of Macmillan’s biggest building projects. From its earliest stages, art was a part of the development of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate. The programme integrates art, interior design and landscaping to contribute to the character of the Centre and the art incorporates nature as a positive resource to enhance health and wellbeing.

    Date uploaded: November 26, 2014

  • Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red

    A final ceramic poppy has been "planted" at the Tower of London today to mark Armistice Day. Volunteers have spent months installing 888,246 hand-made poppies - each representing a British and Commonwealth soldier who died during WW1. It is thought about five million people have visited the artwork entitled 'Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, from Derbyshire.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2014

  • Speculative Strategies in Interdisciplinary Arts Practice

    A seminar to launch the new book 'Speculative Strategies in Interdisciplinary Arts Practice', edited by Jane Calow, Daniel Hinchcliffe and Laura Mansfield will take place on Thursday the 27th of November 2014 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at Birmingham School of Art, Margaret St, Birmingham.

    Date uploaded: November 3, 2014

  • Fresh Art Festival at Southmead Hospital

    To celebrate the opening of the new Southmead Hospital in Bristol, 'Fresh Arts Festival' hosted a full three day programme of activites including poetic first aid, a knitting installation, model car racing, promenade theatre and brought music on to the wards. The Festival was part of a wider public art programme featuring the work of nationally and internationally recognised artists to animate spaces and create special places within the hospital building and grounds.

    Date uploaded: November 3, 2014

  • A Real Birmingham Family

    Ikon has unveiled a new public sculpture entitled 'A Real Birmingham Family', sited in Centenary Square, outside the Library of Birmingham. The work is the culmination of a four-year project with Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, that sought to challenge the notion of what constitutes a 'real family' in today's society and to represent Birmingham’s cultural diversity.

    Date uploaded: October 29, 2014

  • 35 Years of Scottish Sculpture Workshop

    Scottish Sculpture Workshop is celebrating three and a half decades of its work with an exhibition of selected artists and presentations at Seventeen Gallery in Aberdeen. Exhibiting artists include Sean Lynch, composer Ross Whyte and the Fred Bushe Graduate Award winner, Ben Martin. The Exhibition runs from the 8th to the 29th of November 2014.

    Date uploaded: October 29, 2014

  • Richard Tuttle at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

    Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is playing host to the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle. Entitled 'I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language', this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast sways of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours and will be on display from the 14th of October 2014 to the 6th of April 2015.

    Date uploaded: October 27, 2014

  • Cosmos unveiled at Alice Holt Forest

    Semiconductor have unveiled their first ever public sculpture at Alice Holt Forest. Commissioned through the Jerwood Open Forest initiative, it is a new artwork and a the culmination of more than a year’s research and development by Semiconductor who have collaborated with scientists from Forest Research, the scientific agency of the Forestry Commission.

    Date uploaded: October 27, 2014

  • 'welcome Home'

    Scott Farlow has completed a commission for Lindon Homes' in the Clifton area of Bristol. Farlow’s project, ‘welcome Home’ was based upon the idea of the 'gift’ and involved the creation of a suite of specially made Ottoman’s which were created for and gifted to each of the 12 new households. Each Ottoman is a unique work made in collaboration with a furniture maker and an upholsterer.

    Date uploaded: October 22, 2014

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

    Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched its Public Art Challenge inviting U.S. cities to develop temporary public art projects that enhance cultural and economic activity. It will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.

    Date uploaded: October 20, 2014

  • Labyrinth: A Journey Through London’s Underground

    Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger presents Labyrinth: A Journey Through London’s Underground, a new publication comprehensively detailing his major permanent work, Labyrinth, on the London Underground. Art on The Underground presents a special edition to commemorate this iconic project.

    Date uploaded: October 13, 2014

  • Blast Theory Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

    Blast Theory has announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for 'Karen', an app that mixes gaming and storytelling and psychologically profiles users as they play. 'Karen' is a life coach who wants to get to know users, the more you chat with her, the more personal your experience with her becomes. Backers will have the opportunity to recieve unique items and rewards in return for their pledges of financial support.

    Date uploaded: October 13, 2014

  • Call for Papers: Politicizing Art and Creative Practices? A Provocation for Geographers

    Art geographers Dr Martin Zebracki and Dr Harriet Hawkins invite panellists to critically provide theoretical reflections, empirical examples and creative responses with regard to the form and kind of politics at stake in a range of creative and public arts practices. Venue: 6th Nordic Geographers’ Meeting in Tallinn & Tartu, Estonia, from the 15th to the 19th of June 2015.

    Date uploaded: October 6, 2014

  • Call for Papers: “This Used to Be My Playground”: Youth Citizenship, Arts Activism and Socio-Politically Inclusive Futures

    This Call for Papers for the 6th Nordic Geographers’ Meeting in Tallinn & Tartu, Estonia, on the 15th to the 19th of June 2015, invites scholars from diverse disciplines to engage with arts activism involved in informal social participation of young people (aged approximately 15-25) to voice their opinions and concerns about contemporary society and politics and shape future spaces that are intergenerationally and socio-politically inclusive.

    Date uploaded: October 6, 2014

  • Call for Papers: Creative Place-Making and Its Micropublics

    This Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA, 21-25 April 2015, looks for critical cross-disiplinary engagements with social difference in art-audience-place encounters, which include the exploration of notions of citizenship, identification and alienation with regard to public art.

    Date uploaded: October 6, 2014

  • Call for Papers: Public Art Geographies: Territoriality, Transculturalism, Therapy

    The human geographers Martin Zebracki, Joni M Palmer and Pauline Guinard invite multidisciplinary contributions on topical public art concerns with territoriality, transculturalism and/or therapy for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA, from the 21st to the 25th of April 2015.

    Date uploaded: October 6, 2014

  • Glorious Beauty: Simon Hitchens

    A large public realm sculpture by Simon Hitchens has been unveiled as part of a £2bn regeneration project for Warwick Road, Kensington, London. The unveiling of Glorious Beauty marks a milestone in St Edward’s development of 375 Kensington High Street.

    Date uploaded: September 30, 2014

  • Art & the Public Sphere journal - Volume 2

    Art & the Public Sphere journal – Volume 2. Number 1 was published in September 2014. The journal includes articles by Martin Zebracki, Joni M Palmer, Cameron Cartiere and Brigit Morris and various reviews.

    Date uploaded: September 22, 2014

  • Papergirl Blackburn

    Papergirl Blackburn is open for submissions. Papergirl, is a street art project originating in Berlin in 2006, which is now produced in cities worldwide. Art is collected from the creative community, exhibited, and then, in the style of American paperboys, rolled up and distributed by bicycle to random passers-by.

    Date uploaded: September 22, 2014

  • The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure

    Architects Tonkin Liu have published a new book titled 'The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure', to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, which runs from the 3rd of September to the 8th of October 2014.

    Date uploaded: September 17, 2014

  • Drones to photograph 32 mile long artwork after successful appeal

    Aerial photography of the largest artwork ever to be commissioned in the UK, a 32 mile long drawing in Bristol, will be carried out by drones following a successful appeal by organisers of the HighWaterLine project.

    Date uploaded: September 17, 2014

  • Piazza Rosa public art project in Italy

    Studio Fink has completed a temporary transformation of the Piazza Vecchia Renaissance square in Italy into a contemporary Piazza Rosa. As key part of a major international landscape symposium Arketipos held in Bergamo throughout September 2014 this historical square was transformed for two weeks into an outdoor living room as an event attracting tens of thousands of citizens and tourist of all ages. This year London based artist Peter Fink of Studio Fink designed its annual makeover in collaboration with Lucia Nusiner (Planting) and Maurizio Quargnale (Lighting).

    Date uploaded: September 16, 2014

  • Jerwood Open Forest commissions launch

    Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England have announced that two ambitious projects will be realised in two of England’s public forests, Alice Holt Forest in Surrey, and Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland, in October. These new works, a sculpture and a multi-channel sound installation, explore art in the environment and what it has the potential to be. The commissions exemplify the ethos of the Jerwood Open Forest initiative, highlighting the scope of how contemporary visual artists engage with the environment today.

    Date uploaded: September 12, 2014

  • Art Moves

    Bringing together twenty-five ingenious and inventive art vehicles, at Queen Eliazabeth Olympic Park on the 21st and 22nd of September, 'Art Moves' offers a unique showcase of mobile architecture and art as part of London’s Open House weekend and the Park’s arts and culture programme.

    Date uploaded: September 10, 2014

  • Camden celebrates new public work of art

    A new public artwork by Turner prize nominee, Mark Titchner, recently commissioned by Camden Council has now been installed at 5 Pancras Square. Camden has a rich history in supporting public art and believes that investing in it is an important part of its public service.

    Date uploaded: September 1, 2014

  • Folkestone Triennial - Gold Rush

    The Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 pieces of 24-carat gold under the sand of the Outer Harbour beach, as part of a project for the Folkestone Triennial 2014 entitled 'Folkestone Digs'. The beach, which becomes covered at high tide, is open to the public and visitors are welcome to dig for gold, or to watch the hunt take place. The project was produced by Situations.

    Date uploaded: August 29, 2014

  • Artes Mundi 6; Exhibition and prize dates announced

    Artes Mundi has announced the official exhibition and prize giving dates for 2014’s Artes Mundi 6 exhibition and prize. The exhibition will take place in Cardiff at National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre and ffotogallery from the 24th of October 2014 to the 22nd of February 2015.

    Date uploaded: August 29, 2014

  • Jeanne van Heeswijk selected for inaugural Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism

    The Center for Curatorial Studies and the Human Rights Project at Bard College have announced that Jeanne van Heeswijk, an artist based in the Netherlands, has been selected for the first Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism. Made possible through a five year-grant from the Keith Haring Foundation, the Keith Haring Fellowship is a cross-disciplinary, annual, visiting Fellowship for a scholar, activist, or artist to teach and conduct research at both the Center for Curatorial Studies and the Human Rights Project at Bard College. Van Heeswijk's one-year appointment will commence in September.

    Date uploaded: August 29, 2014

  • New Head of Art on the Underground

    Art on the Underground has announced that Eleanor Pinfield has taken up post as Head of Art on the Underground. Pinfield joins the team as it expands its internationally acclaimed programme of public art commissions. Building on the success of recent high profile projects, including Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth, 2014 will see the first commissions on the River and Bus Network, as well as new live art commissions.

    Date uploaded: August 27, 2014

  • Departure: Xavier Mascaró

    Saatchi Gallary has announced the opening of the debut UK solo exhibition of Spanish and Latin American artist Xavier Mascaró, presented by SP Koren Art. The exhibition entitled 'Departure' will run from the 3rd of September until the 5th of October at the Saatchi Gallery.

    Date uploaded: August 22, 2014

  • The Tasting Garden Petition

    Public Art Project Manager Suzanne Heath has launched a petition to save 'The Tasting Garden' by American artist Mark Dion from the grounds of The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster.

    Date uploaded: August 22, 2014

  • Review calls for more arts involvement in the built environment

    The contribution that the cultural sector can make to the planning, design and animation of the public realm and architecture should be reinforced, according to an independent review commissioned by the Culture Minister.

    Date uploaded: August 22, 2014

  • Talking Statues

    Sing London have commissioned some of the nation's most celebrated writers and actors to animate 35 public statues across London and Manchester. Using drama, humour and location technology, Talking Statues breathes new life into famous public art statues in these two city locations.

    Date uploaded: August 20, 2014

  • Fierce Festival 2014

    Fierce have announced a limited number of multi-show passes are available for their 2014 programme of events. The festival stretches across the city of Birmingham over ten days from the 2nd to the 12th of October 2014 and this year will include the only UK dates of The Last Adventures by Forced Entertainment and UK premieres by Miguel Gutierrez and Dana Michel.

    Date uploaded: August 18, 2014

  • Bristol Biennial 2014: Crossing the Line

    Next month, over 40 artists will take part in the Bristol Biennial, an artist-led festival that celebrates engaging projects by emerging artists. Running from the 12th to the 21st of September 2014, the festival takes 'Crossing the Line' as its theme, and will explore artistic boundaries and encourage collaboration across the city. Artworks will pop up in churches, shopping malls, community centres, terraced houses and high streets and will include interactive exhibitions, moving sculptures, a secret music gig and unusual guided tours.

    Date uploaded: August 6, 2014

  • The Farrell Review - Progress Report 01

    The authors of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment have announced the first of a series of regular progress reports on the implementation and evolution of the review. The review, which was over a year in the making and sought contributions from government, institutions, agencies, industry and the public, made over 60 recommendations spanning early education in schools, professional education, adult outreach, skilling up decision makers, proactive planning and design quality, cultural heritage, economic benefits and built environment policy.

    Date uploaded: August 6, 2014

  • When You Look You May Not See - Richard Wentworth

    Marking the Centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War, British artist Richard Wentworth has created a new poster for Art on the Underground which uses mirror writing to reveal the personal correspondence of a young solider to his wife. The poster is currently being displayed across the London Underground network.

    Date uploaded: July 31, 2014

  • Arts Council Strategic Funds for outdoor arts

    The Arts Council England have plans to invest strategic funds in a programme that will create a step-change in the scale, quality and sustainability of Outdoor Arts in England. It is proposed that this funding will support large-scale commissions aimed at international touring, smaller innovation commissions to encourage cross-artform work including digital, and invest in a skills programme for producers and production managers.

    Date uploaded: July 23, 2014

  • 'The pursuit of happiness' - calls for social perscribing

    Think tank the CentreForum has issued a call for social prescribing, such as arts on prescription, to be made available in every GP practice in the country. Chaired by former minister for mental health, Paul Burstow MP, the CentreForum Mental Health Commission concludes its 12 month study on the state of wellbeing in England by identifying five key priorities between now and 2020.

    Date uploaded: July 21, 2014

  • Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

    Brighton Photo Biennial, the UK’s largest international photography festival, returns for its sixth edition from the 4th of October to the 2nd of November. Designed to inspire, challenge and celebrate the medium of Photography BPB14 takes place online and in public spaces, galleries and pop-up venues across Brighton & Hove and beyond, involving more than 45 photographers and collaborators.

    Date uploaded: July 21, 2014

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Museum of the Year 2014

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park has won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. The judges chose YSP out of six finalists; the other museums were Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft in East Sussex, Hayward Gallery in London, Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich and Tate Britain in London.

    Date uploaded: July 11, 2014

  • In:Site 2014 - Opportunity for graduates

    The craft development organisation Craftspace, return to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the 4th year with In:Site, a graduate festival of creativity. In:Site provides an opportunity for selected applied arts graduates to create temporary, bespoke public artworks. The festival runs from the 8th to the 12th of August 2014, but applications to be involved close on the 20th July 2014.

    Date uploaded: July 7, 2014

  • British Folk Art at Tate Britain

    Tate Britain’s new exhibition entitled 'British Folk Art', brings together an array of artifacts steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught, but unsung, artists and artisans. The objects on show include everything from ships’ figureheads, quirky shop signs and Toby jugs to elaborately crafted quilts. The Exhibition runs from the 10th June to the 31st August 2014 and includes a host of associated lectures, talks, tours and workshops.

    Date uploaded: July 7, 2014

  • Experiments in Black and White

    Neville Gabie has been commissioned to be the visual artist at this years WOMAD Festival. Curated by Jeni Walwin and Tammy Bedford, Neville will be showing existing film based works as well as making a new piece of work specifically for the festival. the festival runs from the 24th of July to the 27th of July 2014 at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

    Date uploaded: June 30, 2014

  • Factories, Lanyards and Icebergs: A discussion of Trade Show

    In a new essay commissioned and published by ixia public art entitled 'Factories, Lanyards and Icebergs: A discussion of Trade Show', Elinor Morgan explores ‘Trade Show’, an exhibition, research project and proposition, which considers changes in local industry, the shape of international production and trade, the language of the global economy and the roles of art and artists in economic activity.

    Date uploaded: June 25, 2014

  • Artists Access to Art Colleges

    The Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities, including workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programmes. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists and there are 22 institutions involved in the scheme across the country.

    Date uploaded: June 18, 2014

  • UHNS Charity & Appetite Programme Launch

    Dancers have been taking to the floor of University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) as part of a scheme designed to brighten up the lives of patients. Appetite work with community groups across Stoke-on-Trent to inspire interest in the arts and to encourage city residents to create and commission their own programmes. The partnership with UHNS Charity will see elements from Appetite’s eclectic summer programme taking place in the hospital grounds and buildings.

    Date uploaded: June 16, 2014

  • Amar Kanwar: 2014 Recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change

    Creative Time has announced that New Delhi-based artist Amar Kanwar has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change. Supported by Creative Time board member Elizabeth K. Sorensen, the prestigious annual prize is given to artists whose work, like that of Kanwar’s, provokes awareness of and engagement with critical issues of our time, working to advance the causes of equity and justice. The annual award goes to artists whose work engages with critical social issues and carries an award of 25,000 USD.

    Date uploaded: June 16, 2014

  • Portability: Art on the Move

    The London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for participants in a gathering of mobile art vehicles from across the UK on the 21st and 22nd of September 2014. The event will celebrate and explore what mobile art practices mean today and how they have influenced contemporary art in public spaces. It is part of series of summer events taking place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Date uploaded: June 9, 2014

  • Welsh waterways artists' residencies

    Glandŵr Cymru has teamed up with the Arts Council of Wales to create six artists’ residencies across Welsh waterways. This partnership will highlight not only the heritage and historic significance of the Welsh canals, but also celebrate and increase their current relevance to local communities and contemporary Welsh culture.

    Date uploaded: May 26, 2014

  • Public Art and the Planning System – Further Advice, April 2014:

    In April 2014, Ian Dove QC issued Further Advice in relation to the Government’s introduction of the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) and the adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) by local authorities.

    Date uploaded: May 19, 2014

  • The 7th Whitstable Biennale 2014

    Whitstable Biennale’s main programme presents the work of over 45 artists, including the premiere of 25 new works, commissioned by Whitstable Biennale especially for the festival. The Biennale runs from 31st May to 15th June 2014.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2014

  • Noëmi Lakmaier - artist in residence at mac

    Artist Noëmi Lakmaier has been awarded a residency at mac as part of a joint commission in partnership with DASH as part of the IN (Disability in the Mainstream) project. Noëmi – an experienced artist, performer and curator, will be in residence for a year and aims to work collaboratively with Disabled artists to produce a body of ‘awkward’ work that has the potential to change or ‘disable’ the space it inhabits, alongside a programme of talks with audiences and artists.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2014

  • Edinburgh Art Festival

    Edinburgh Art Festival has announced its commissions programme for 2014, alongside details of a major off-site project as part of the exhibition, 'Where do I end and you begin'. This year's programme brings together Scottish and international artists in a series of works that reveal unusual spaces, support emerging artists and explore the connections between Scotland's history and its future. The festival runs from the 31st July to the 31st August 2014.

    Date uploaded: May 12, 2014

  • Singing for Health community choirs to perform for Folkestone Triennial 2014

    On Thursday 29th May 2014 at 6.30pm over 200 singers from the Folkestone area will come together as The Futures Choir to stage a one-off performance at the Leas Cliff Hall. The event will be filmed for exhibition at Folkestone Triennial 2014, from the 30th August to the 2nd November 2014.

    Date uploaded: May 12, 2014

  • Art & the Public Sphere - Volume 1 Number 3

    Art & the Public Sphere journal – Volume 1. Number 3 was published in April 2014. The journal includes articles by Kim Charnley, Pascal Gielen, Stuart Tait and Krzysztof Wodiczko; an interview with Oliver Ressler by Esther Leslie and various reviews.

    Date uploaded: May 12, 2014

  • The British Library

    Brighton Festival and HOUSE, Brighton’s festival of visual art and domestic space, have announced the opening of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s 'The British Library' a new sculptural installation exploring themes of immigration, migration and refuge, co-commissioned by HOUSE and Brighton Festival 2014. The exhibit runs from the 3rd to the 26th May at the Old Reference Library, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

    Date uploaded: April 29, 2014

  • Bristol Art Weekender

    For the first time in Bristol, art organisations and artists have come together to stage a weekend celebration of art across the city. The Weekender's FREE programme has been carefully selected to blend internationally significant artists with emerging talent. Highlights include Jeremy Deller at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Andy Holden at Spike Island and Richard Woods at Works|Projects. The weekend takes place across the city from the 2nd to the 5th May 2014.

    Date uploaded: April 29, 2014

  • 'Slipstream' Unveiled At London's Heathrow

    'Slipstream' a sculpture installation by British artist Richard Wilson RA was unveiled today at Heathrow. The work is set to become one of Britain’s most viewed public sculptures, seen by 20 million passengers a year. Slipstream was commissioned by Heathrow to welcome passengers to the UK’s hub airport and has been curated by public arts agency Futurecity.

    Date uploaded: April 23, 2014

  • A Needle Walks into a Haystack

    The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, entitled 'A Needle Walks into a Haystack', takes place this year from 5th July - 26th October 2014; in venues, public spaces and galleries across the city.

    Date uploaded: April 22, 2014

  • Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health: Mike White

    ixia has commissioned and published 'Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health'. In this article Mike White shares his recent observations and experiences regarding the development of Arts in Health.

    Date uploaded: April 14, 2014

  • Great War commemorative sculptures at St Paul's Cathedral by Gerry Judah

    Two sculptures by Gerry Judah commemorating World War One have been installed in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The twin crosses by the artist, each 20 feet tall, dramatically flank the nave of the church.

    Date uploaded: April 14, 2014

  • Chromolocomotion on display at St Pancras

    A work by internationally renowned Scottish artist David Batchelor is now adorning St Pancras International’s iconic Grand Terrace in London. Hanging some nine metres above the station’s platforms, the structure, a 20 x 10m mosaic work comprising 44 brightly coloured Perspex ‘L’ shapes slotted together in a stunning geometric formation, continues his trademark exploration of colour and urbanism.

    Date uploaded: April 14, 2014

  • Eastside Projects annouced as the commissioning agent for the Birmingham Big Art Project

    Birmingham Big Art Foundation has been given charitable status, and has announced that Eastside Projects will be the commissioning agent for the Birmingham Big Art Project. The aim of the project is to bring Birmingham into the international art sphere; to build a public art work that will be a beacon for Birmingham.

    Date uploaded: April 9, 2014

  • Department of Health's building guidance

    The Department of Health has updated its guidance on best practice in the design of healthcare facilities. The new guidance includes a number of recommendations to incorporate the role of the arts in improving the experience of patients and staff.

    Date uploaded: April 9, 2014

  • The Farrell Review

    Sir Terry Farrell’s independent review of Architecture and the Built Environment has been published this week. The Review, commissioned in 2013 by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, addresses Education, Outreach & Skills; Design Quality; Cultural Heritage; Economic Benefits and Built Environment Policy.

    Date uploaded: April 2, 2014

  • Dazzleship on Liverpool Waterfront

    Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool will jointly commission Carlos Cruz-Diez to work with the idea of ‘dazzle’ camouflage in partnership with National Museums Liverpool using an historic pilot ship conserved by Merseyside Maritime Museum. The “Edmund Gardner” is situated in a dry dock adjacent to Liverpool’s Albert Dock and this will be a new public monument for the city. The ship will be seen during the International Festival for Business and will be accompanied by a display exploring the history of Dazzle Ships and the role of artists in the First World War.

    Date uploaded: March 31, 2014

  • Richard Long: Prints 1970-2013

    The New Art Gallery Walsall present the first comprehensive exhibition of prints in the UK by Richard Long, running from the 16th April 2014 to the 22nd June 2014.

    Date uploaded: March 26, 2014

  • Drawing Attention to Drawing: Eileen Adams

    ixia has commissioned and published 'Drawing Attention to Drawing' by Eileen Adams. This essay explores the role and value of drawing within the education environment.

    Date uploaded: March 24, 2014

  • Lookout: Folkestone Triennial

    The Creative Foundation has announced details of the artists commissioned for the third edition of Folkestone Triennial. Internationally recognised artists have been commissioned to create a collection of new artworks to be exhibited in Folkestone’s public spaces under the title Lookout. Folkestone Triennial runs from 30th August to the 2nd November 2014.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2014

  • 'Black Smoke Rising' an exhibition by Tim Shaw at mac, Birmingham

    On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the infamous Abu Ghraib-tortured prisoner image, which was published April 2004, recently elected Royal Academician (RA) Tim Shaw will exhibit for the first time in a public gallery his powerful sculpture installation Casting a Dark Democracy. The piece is one of three large scale installations reworked for his first major solo exhibition Black Smoke Rising, at mac Birmingham from Saturday 12th April until Sunday 8th June.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2014

  • Jordan McKenzie exhibition opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents Carl An(t)dre + LeWitt Lean, a new exhibition in YSP's Boat House by artist Jordan McKenzie The exhibition examines two new films and costumes – used in recent performance work made at the Park – that explore the relationship of sculpture to performance practice and art history. Exhibition open daily 11.00–15.00 until 20th April 2014.

    Date uploaded: March 5, 2014

  • Launch of Richard Woods’ public art commission - Bath

    Richard Woods is renowned for his signature architectural transformations, paintings and sculpture that fold the history of decorative arts, functional design and graphic language into intoxicatingly witty plays with image and surface. Woods was specially commissioned to make an artwork for the construction work hoardings which face Solsbury Court, a student accommodation block at the University of Bath. The art work was commissioned to create a lively,creative environment for students and staff whilst construction work takes place.

    Date uploaded: March 5, 2014

  • New Forth Plinth commission winners announced

    Hans Haacke and David Shrigley have been announced as the winning artists for the next two Fourth Plinth commissions in Trafalgar Square. Their designs will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

    Date uploaded: March 3, 2014

  • The Marsh Award 2014 call for nominations

    Public Monuments & Sculpture Association announce the call for nominations for The Marsh Awards 2014.The awards seek to acknowledge and commend excellence, to increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains and to celebrate new work that demonstrates originality, aesthetic quality and sensitivity to its site. The conservation award commends craft and professional skills, reflecting a core activity of the PMSA and an essential aspect of guardianship.

    Date uploaded: March 3, 2014

  • Helvetictoc Returns to Durham

    Lumiere Durham's quirky clock projection is to make a permanent home in the city from Wednesday 26th February.

    Date uploaded: February 26, 2014

  • From Gormley to Google: the case for public art in schools

    Artist Simon Hitchens writes for the Guardian Professional and explores how works of public art, can help broaden the knowledge of young people and help develop their emotional and cultural literacy and make sense of the world around them.

    Date uploaded: February 26, 2014

  • PMSA and PCF form pivotal partnership to record the Nation’s Public Sculpture

    A Partnership Agreement has been signed between the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF). This partnership, formed to collaborate on a project to digitise public sculpture across the UK. The two Charities have agreed to work together to create one comprehensive, searchable, digital database of sculpture in the UK from the eleventh century onwards, which will be freely available to the public online.

    Date uploaded: February 26, 2014

  • ixia's Public Art Survey 2013: Key Findings

    Despite a fall in jobs and fees, overall funding in the public art sector increased slightly during 2013. Recovery in the housing and development sectors and the use of national planning policies and guidance that promote public art began to generate new opportunities at a local level, which will filter through to artists over the coming years.

    Date uploaded: February 26, 2014

  • The Line: an outdoor sculpture trail in East London

    Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger is part of a trio of visionaries who want to publicly exhibit outdoor sculptures that are currently languishing in museums and private collections all over the country; in a riverside trail across the East End.

    Date uploaded: February 19, 2014

  • Accentuate Place and Time Public Art Commissions

    Accentuate is developing an exciting Public Art opportunity for deaf and disabled artists interested in making new work in response to sites of historic importance to disabled people. The aim is to deliver a range of commissions, from small research and development grants for emerging artists, through to larger scale commissions with high levels of public engagement. Support and feedback can be given to this project by completion of an online questionnaire.

    Date uploaded: February 19, 2014

  • Frieze Artist Award 2014

    The Frieze Artist Award is a major new initiative by Frieze Projects offering the opportunity to both UK and international artists to present their work at Frieze London. The Award is open to young to mid-career artists, between 25-40 years of age. Artists are invited to propose a new site-specific work to be realized at Frieze London 2014 and produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects.The closing date for applications is 10 March 2014.

    Date uploaded: February 17, 2014

  • Richard Deacon at Tate Britain

    Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of the Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon, a leading British sculptor, best known for his large, lyrical open forms.

    Date uploaded: February 12, 2014

  • Jerwood Open Forest Commissions Announced

    Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and Chris Watson collaborating with producer Iain Pate have been awarded two major commissions totalling £60,000 through the inaugural Jerwood Open Forest initiative. The announcement was made at Jerwood Space, London on 11 February 2014 by selector and artist, Tania Kovats.

    Date uploaded: February 12, 2014

  • Manifesta 10

    Around 50 leading contemporary artists, from Russia and around the world, will participate in Manifesta 10; which will include a host of commissions in the public realm. The roving European Biennial of Contemporary Art, will be hosted this year at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from the 28th June - 31st October 2014.

    Date uploaded: February 10, 2014

  • New hospital building for Bristol integrates major public art project

    The new Southmead Hospital, Bristol will integrate a major public art project featuring the work of nationally and internationally recognised artists. The building and surrounding grounds will feature the work of six artists as part of a wider public art programme for the new super-hospital.

    Date uploaded: February 10, 2014

  • Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin exhibition

    This exhibition compares the work of two giants of modern sculpture: Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin Moore Rodin at Compton Verney.

    Date uploaded: February 3, 2014

  • Crossrail Funding Achieved for Canary Wharf

    Canary Wharf Group plc has agreed to part-fund a new permanent public artwork in the Canary Wharf Crossrail station, with a further £500,000 match-funded by the City of London Corporation.

    Date uploaded: February 3, 2014

  • Sculpture City Saint Louis presents Monument/Anti-Monument

    Sculpture City Saint Louis presents 'Monument/Anti-Monument', an international conference that will bring together artists, curators, art historians, architects, academics, urban planners, archaeologists and other experts to explore the intersection of sculpture and the public realm.

    Date uploaded: January 29, 2014

  • Shock, Awe and Ellipsis: art and climate change

    ixia has commissioned and published a new essay by Malcolm Miles: Shock, Awe and Ellipsis: art and climate change. The essay considers whether initiatives by artists and arts organisations can contribute to action on climate change.

    Date uploaded: January 29, 2014

  • Louise Ann Wilson seeks participants for new walking-art project in Cumbria

    Louise Ann Wilson seeks participants for new walking-art project in an upland area of the Lake District, Cumbria. Louise is creating an interactive walk which will follow a route through a dramatic and varied landscape selected specifically for the project that will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on a significant, but under represented, life-event, namely the event of wanting to be, but not becoming, a biological mother.

    Date uploaded: January 22, 2014

  • Uncommon Ground - Land Art in Britain 1966-1979

    'Uncommon Ground - Land Art in Britain 1966-1979' is running at The Mead Gallery, Warwick University from Saturday 18th January – Saturday 8th March 2014. 'Uncommon Ground' is an Arts Council Collection Exhibition from Southbank Centre.

    Date uploaded: January 20, 2014

  • 19th Bienniale of Sydney: 'You Imagine What You Desire'

    In just over 2 months, the 19th Biennale of Sydney - 'You Imagine What You Desire' - will open to the public at various venues across Sydney. The Biennale will run from 21st March until 9th June 2014.

    Date uploaded: January 15, 2014

  • Andy Holden appointed to create his first permanent artwork for Bristol

    Andy Holden has been commissioned by the University of Bristol to create his first permanent sculptural artwork for Bristol as part of University’s citywide public art programme.

    Date uploaded: January 15, 2014

  • Laure Prouvost in Open Top Bus Tour of Coniston

    Laure Prouvost's 2013 Turner Prize winning Wantee will be on display at The Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria from Saturday 25th January until Sunday 9th March 2014. The film and installation, made in and around Coniston with the help of local crafts people, John Ruskin School and Coniston Youth Club, were originally co-commissioned by Grizedale Arts as part of the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at Tate Britain.

    Date uploaded: January 15, 2014

  • Stages: A new online journal

    Liverpool Biennial is delighted to launch 'Stages', an online journal which presents new writing and thinking, and acts as a space for staging research generated from the Biennial’s year-round programme.

    Date uploaded: January 8, 2014

  • Tom Price Exhibition Opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    YSP presents a solo exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist Tom Price, including the open-air premiere of Network, the young artist’s largest bronze to date. The exhibition runs from 4th January – 27th April 2014.

    Date uploaded: January 8, 2014

  • Invitation participation: Radicalizing the Local – Freehouse closing symposium

    The international closing symposium of the Freehouse art project on co-ops as an organisational form in order to combine value determination, local qualities, organisation, economy, initiative and co partnership.

    Date uploaded: January 8, 2014

  • 13th ELIA Biennial Conference: LOCATION AESTHETICS: Call for Papers

    The Call for Papers, Pecha Kucha, and Open Space Presentations and Pre-Registration for the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference 2014 - 'LOCATION AESTHETICS' - in Glasgow is now open.

    Date uploaded: January 8, 2014

  • Situations' 'The New Rules of Public Art'

    Situations has launched its new publication: 'The New Rules of Public Art'.

    Date uploaded: December 18, 2013

  • SAVE THE DATE: Liverpool Biennial 2014

    Make sure to 'save the date' for Liverpool Biennial 2014 - which will run from 5th July until 26th October 2014.

    Date uploaded: December 16, 2013

  • 5th Marrakech Bienniale

    The Marrakech Biennale are celebrating their 10th anniversary with the Biennale’s 5th edition: from February 26th until March 31st, 2014.

    Date uploaded: December 16, 2013

  • London Arts in Health Forum Survey

    It’s that time of year when LAHF are asking everyone to tell them where they are going right (and wrong) by completing the LAHF annual survey.

    Date uploaded: December 11, 2013

  • The Curate Award

    'The Curate Award', a new initiative to find experimental curatorial voices invites you to prepare a two-minute video and a one-page document of your great curatorial idea - subject and medium your choice.

    Date uploaded: December 4, 2013

  • 'Missorts Volume II' by Tony White

    Situations announces the printed edition of 'Missorts Volume II' by Tony White, which is due to be published on 10th December 2013 in a limited edition of 250.

    Date uploaded: December 4, 2013

  • Trade Show at Eastside Projects

    'Trade Show', which runs at Eastside Projects from 7th December 2013 until 22nd February 2014, is a group exhibition that exercises the function of art to exchange, present and enact different economic practices and cultures of trade.

    Date uploaded: December 4, 2013

  • Book launch: transparadiso »Direct Urbanism«

    To celebrate the launch of transparadiso’s new book 'Direct Urbanism', Bartlett School of Architecture are hosting a launch event on Thursday 12th December.

    Date uploaded: November 27, 2013

  • MK Gallery's 'Future City'

    'Future City' is an exhibition and events programme by MK Gallery that looks back at the utopian origins of Milton Keynes in order to consider its future.

    Date uploaded: November 27, 2013

  • AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION

    'AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION' has announced the programme for 2014, featuring new commissions, UK premieres, solo exhibitions, group shows, concerts and film screenings by international and nationally renowned artists. AV Festival is an international festival of contemporary art, film and music, based in North East England.

    Date uploaded: November 20, 2013

  • AOI Illustration Awards 2013 Winners Announced

    The Association of Illustrators (AOI) announced the winners of the AOI Illustration Awards 2013. One of the categories was 'Public Realm', which had a Professional Winner and a New Talent Winner.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2013

  • Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Space, London

    'Jerwood Open Forest' is an exhibition which presents research and work from the Jerwood Open Forest artists and explores broader contemporary debates around critical practice and art in the public realm and the environment.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2013

  • Folkestone Triennial 2014: Dates Announced

    Creative Foundation is pleased to announce the dates of Folkestone Triennial 2014, which will return for its third edition and be held over a nine week period from 30th August – 2nd November 2014. Lewis Biggs will curate Folkestone Triennial 2014 under the title 'Lookout'.

    Date uploaded: October 30, 2013

  • ixia’s Public Art Survey 2013

    ixia has launched its third annual survey into public art.

    Date uploaded: October 30, 2013

  • Jerwood Open Forest: Profiling Semiconductor

    Profiling artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), the producers of one of the five shortlisted art projects in the inaugural Jerwood Open Forest.

    Date uploaded: October 28, 2013

  • The Second International Festival for Contemporary Sculpture - KSP 2014

    The Second International Festival for contemporary sculpture in Eastern Europe, 'Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014: Art in the City', will be held from 20th May to 10th July 2014. It will take place in the M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden, Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Date uploaded: October 23, 2013

  • Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's 'WISH'

    The first Ulster Bank Belfast International Festival Artist in Residence, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, has produced 'WISH', the UK and Ireland’s largest urban land art portrait in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

    Date uploaded: October 21, 2013

  • ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

    Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum presents artworks by Joseph Beuys from 26th October 2013 to 1st February 2014 as part of ARTIST ROOMS on tour.

    Date uploaded: October 21, 2013

  • A K Dolven appointed as artist for the North West Cambridge Development Town Centre commission

    The University of Cambridge has commissioned the Norwegian artist, A K Dolven, to create a permanent public artwork for the new local centre at North West Cambridge.

    Date uploaded: October 9, 2013

  • The Sculpture Park at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2013

    'The Sculpture Park' at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2013, sited in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park, has been selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and will run from the 17th–20th October 2013.

    Date uploaded: October 9, 2013

  • Lumiere Festival Programmes announced this week

    Artichoke have unveiled the full programmes of both Lumiere festivals in Durham and Derry~Londonderry. Lumiere Durham will be taking place from 14th - 17th November and Lumiere Derry~Londonderry will be taking place from 28th November - 1st December.

    Date uploaded: October 7, 2013

  • Book release: 'Direkter Urbanismus' / 'Direct Urbanism'

    'Direct Urbanism' - a new book which looks at the extensive work of transparadiso - has just been published. The work ranges from that of a committed architectural practice to diverse artistic-urban interventions ('direct urbanism').

    Date uploaded: September 30, 2013

  • Barnsley Community Solutions unveils three new public art commissions

    Three new pieces of public art, commissioned by Barnsley Community Solutions, are being unveiled at three Health Centres in Barnsley on Thursday 3rd October 2013.

    Date uploaded: September 30, 2013

  • 'Beyond Received Wisdom: An Anthology of Experiments in Household Knowledge'

    public works are delighted to announce the launch of their new publication: 'Beyond Received Wisdom: An Anthology of Experiments in Household Knowledge'.

    Date uploaded: September 30, 2013

  • Deptford X 2013 - London's Contemporary Arts Festival

    'Deptford X' runs from 27th September until 6th October 2013 and exists to promote the best contemporary visual art and celebrate that art with the widest possible audience. It is an arts event born of Deptford’s creative community and based on a belief in the limitless potential of the area.

    Date uploaded: September 30, 2013

  • Fierce Festival 2013: Birmingham’s international festival of live art

    Fierce Festival 2013 opens on 4th October and is the collision of many dialogues, ideas, slow cooked ambitions and unexpected twists.

    Date uploaded: September 25, 2013

  • The Great Global Public Art Scavenger Hunt

    Forecast Public Art and the Institute for Public Art are collaborating to research public art projects from around the world for an International Award for Public Art - and they need your help!

    Date uploaded: September 23, 2013

  • Working in Prison as an arts practitioner: Critical Thinking module – Free pilot

    A free pilot session is being run by Cred-Ability at Goldsmiths, from 7th October-11th November, entitled 'Working in Prison as an arts practitioner: Critical Thinking module'.

    Date uploaded: September 16, 2013

  • LIFT Festival 2014

    The dates for LIFT 2014 have been confirmed as 2nd - 29th June 2014 and an early announcement will be made in October.

    Date uploaded: September 11, 2013

  • 13th Istanbul Biennial: “Mom, am I barbarian?

    The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci and focusing on the theme of public space as a political forum will be free of charge and will run from 14th September - 20th October 2013.

    Date uploaded: September 11, 2013

  • Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2014

    London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) have just announced that the next Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 2nd June to 8th June 2014.

    Date uploaded: September 11, 2013

  • Evaluation of MK Arts for Health 'Arts on Prescription'

    The evaluation of MK Arts for Health's 'Arts on Prescription' programme reveals benefits for mental health and wellbeing. Participants experiencing anxiety and depression who were referred onto the programme experienced clear benefits from taking part.

    Date uploaded: September 9, 2013

  • Lumiere 2013: Four Dazzling Winter Evenings

    Lumiere 2013 will be taking place in Durham from 14th-17th November and in Derry from 28th November-1st December. Artichoke will be revealing the full programmes for both festivals very soon.

    Date uploaded: September 9, 2013

  • Shortlisted artists for the next two Fourth Plinth Commissions announced

    The shortlist of artists for the next two Fourth Plinth Commissions has been announced. The artists are: Marcus Coates, Hans Haacke, Mark Leckey, Liliane Lijn, David Shrigley and Ugo Rondinone.

    Date uploaded: September 4, 2013

  • The Last Month of Bold Tendencies!

    September is the last month of 'Bold Tendencies' - and there are still lots of events coming up!

    Date uploaded: September 4, 2013

  • Scottish government's 'Healthy Attendance?' report

    Published on 19th August, the Scottish government's new report, 'Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland', has found that regardless of factors such as age, economic status, income, education and disability, cultural participation is positive for health and wellbeing.

    Date uploaded: September 2, 2013

  • Sculpture City Saint Louis 2014: Call for Panel Sessions for Monument/Anti-Monument

    The organisers of 'Monument/Anti-Monument', a conference being organised as part of Sculpture City Saint Louis 2014, have launched a Call for Panel Sessions.

    Date uploaded: August 21, 2013

  • Art Across The City 2013, Swansea

    Thirteen artworks will be seen across the city for 'Art Across The City 2013, Swansea', which runs from 6th September until 6th October 2013. Six have been newly commissioned in 2013 and seven are permanent.

    Date uploaded: August 21, 2013

  • Locws International announce the shortlist for their Public Art Open Submission

    Locws International have announced the shortlist for their inaugural Public Art Open Submission. They are now in the process of selecting one proposal and aim to make an announcement by mid-September with the chosen proposal appearing as part of the 'Art Across The City' programme 2014.

    Date uploaded: August 21, 2013

  • AA2A placements

    The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) are offering over 100 placements for artists and designer makers which give them the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.

    Date uploaded: August 21, 2013

  • Art Moves Festival attracts interest from artists around the world

    The International Art on Billboard Festival, Art Moves, is the only festival of billboard art in the world. The works presented in the urban space during the festival, which starts on 6th September 2013 in Toruń, are divided into two categories – the main exhibition and the competition exhibition.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • artSOUTH : collaborations

    'artSOUTH : collaborations' is a new contemporary visual art project, presenting newly commissioned artworks in diverse locations across central South England from 7th September until 1st December 2013.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • Forecast Public Art: Request for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art

    Forecast Public Art have circulated a Request for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art, to be announced in October 2014 at a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • Environmental Art Festival Scotland

    The Environmental Art Festival Scotland is taking place from 30th August until 2nd September 2013 in the Dumfries and Galloway region, Scotland. Join a creative, stimulating and fun programme of events that intend to inform and challenge feelings and thoughts about landscape and places within it.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • Wiltshire Council is expanding its database of public art consultants and artists

    Wiltshire Council would like to expand its database of public art consultants who can create art plans and artists interested in working to commission within art and design in the public realm projects.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • Fierce Festival 2013: Programme now live and tickets now on sale

    Fierce have announced the programme and are selling tickets for their 15th Anniversary Festival which is taking place in Birmingham and at Warwick Arts Centre from 4th-6th October 2013.

    Date uploaded: August 14, 2013

  • Four families have been shortlisted for Gillian Wearing's 'A Real Birmingham Family'

    Ikon and Birmingham-born artist Gillian Wearing are on a quest to find 'A Real Birmingham Family' and four families have been shortlisted as potential models for Wearing’s life-size bronze statue to be set within Centenary Square, near the new Library of Birmingham, from 2014.

    Date uploaded: August 7, 2013

  • The latest news from Situations

    In the latest news from Situations: Two years on from the Oslo terrorist attacks, as an international competition for a memorial to the events is launched, Claire Doherty, Director of Situations, considers the implications of such a brief; and Situations are seeking an intriguing and eye-catching cover design for the first printed edition of a Bristol-based novella 'Missorts Volume II' by author Tony White.

    Date uploaded: July 31, 2013

  • Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) events 2013

    ixia has organised a second series of three free briefing events on the relationship between the provision of public art and the inclusion of cultural well-being within the NPPF. The events will take place in London on Monday 4th November, in Wakefield on Monday 25th November and in Birmingham on Monday 9th December.

    Date uploaded: July 31, 2013

  • Celf ac Adfywio Cyhoeddus / Public Art and Regeneration 2013

    The Arts Council of Wales, CREW and ixia have organised two 'Public Art and Regeneration' events which focus on the relationship between public art projects and regeneration schemes. Mae Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, CREW a ixia melin drafod celf cyhoeddus, wedi trefnu dau ddigwyddiad sy'n canolbwyntio ar y berthynas rhwng prosiectau celf gyhoeddus a chynlluniau adfywio.

    Date uploaded: July 22, 2013

  • 'Living Symphonies' will tour to four forests across England

    Composers Daniel Jones and James Bulley are creating an ambitious new work, ‘Living Symphonies’ which, thanks to a grant secured from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund will be toured by Sound and Music to Forestry Commission sites across England.

    Date uploaded: July 22, 2013

  • Celebrating 20 years of artists' commissions at Stour Valley Arts

    Please join Stour Valley Arts on Saturday 20th July for the launch of their new exhibition, 'Reforest', and to celebrate the first 20 years of artists’ commissions in King’s Wood.

    Date uploaded: July 17, 2013

  • Designs unveiled for the Memorial to the Lost Trawlermen of Hull

    The competing designs for The Memorial to the Lost Trawlermen of Hull are on public display in Hull’s Maritime Museum from 17th-23rd July.

    Date uploaded: July 17, 2013

  • New bridge in Hull swings into action

    An innovative black steel swing bridge over the River Hull has opened to the public, offering pedestrians the experience of riding on the bridge as it opens and closes to river traffic.

    Date uploaded: July 17, 2013

  • Cathedral Garden Artwork Commission: Preliminary notice

    Leicestershire County Council is to commission a work of art for the new Cathedral Garden in Leicester.

    Date uploaded: July 10, 2013

  • Stonehenge set to relocate to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the one year anniversary of London 2012

    'Sacrilege', the life-sized inflatable bouncy castle replica of Stonehenge by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, will make its way into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of Open East Festival – a weekend of music, food and theatre to celebrate the anniversary of London 2012 on 27th and 28th July 2013.

    Date uploaded: July 8, 2013

  • Passage: Invitation to the official artwork launch, Friday 19th July 2013

    Join in the Two Tunnel Experience and celebrate the official opening of 'Passage' – an interactive installation in the longest walking and cycling tunnel in the UK.

    Date uploaded: July 4, 2013

  • Town and Country Planning Association's new guide: 'Improving culture, arts and sporting opportunities through planning'

    The Town and Country Planning Association(TCPA)'s good practice guide 'Improving culture, arts and sporting opportunities through planning' was launched at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 19th June.

    Date uploaded: June 26, 2013

  • Edinburgh Art Festival, Parley Events

    The theme of this year's 10 public artworks at Edinburgh Art Festival is 'Parley'. To celebrate, the Festival have invited leading and emerging artists to participate in a series of events that open up dialogue and debate on a range of ideas.

    Date uploaded: June 24, 2013

  • Critical Spaces: helping artists to develop a critical discourse

    Critical Spaces allows artists to mutually develop a more critical approach to the relationship between art and social issues. This artist-led initiative is currently being piloted in Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham and London, where interested local artists have signed up to meet every two months. An initiative by Hannah Hull in partnership with ixia public art think tank.

    Date uploaded: June 19, 2013

  • Call out for Participants: Waterproof

    In Between Time and Live Art Development Agency are calling out for participants for 'Waterproof', a day-long event to collectively explore what makes up our understandings of water, created by artists Simone Kenyon and Lucy Neal.

    Date uploaded: June 17, 2013

  • London Creativity and Wellbeing Week: 17th-22nd June 2013

    Over 70 events will be taking place right across the capital next week for the second annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, which will take place from 17th - 22nd June 2013.

    Date uploaded: June 12, 2013

  • 'spaced 2: future recall' Program Announced

    'spaced 2: future recall' will comprise 13 residency-based projects that take place in regional Western Australian locations throughout 2013-14. Conceived and coordinated by International Art Space, 'spaced' is a recurring international event of socially engaged art that showcases newly commissioned artworks developed in response to the distinctiveness of Western Australian sites and communities.

    Date uploaded: June 12, 2013

  • Infecting the City public arts festival

    The Africa Centre is calling for proposals for its 'Infecting The City' Public Arts Festival that will be held from the 11th – 15th March 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Date uploaded: June 12, 2013

  • Paying Artists Survey: 71% receive no fee for exhibiting

    Over 1000 artists took part in the AIR UK-wide 'Paying Artists Survey' exploring artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded venues in the UK. The first set of results reveals that the majority of artists receive no fee at all for exhibiting work and most earn less than £10,000 a year from their practice.

    Date uploaded: June 12, 2013

  • Save the Date: Walk&Talk Azores Festival from 12th to July 27th 2013

    Walk&Talk, the International Public Art Festival, is returning to the Azores from 12th until 27th July 2013.

    Date uploaded: June 10, 2013

  • Call of the Mall: international art event in the most famous shopping mall of the Netherlands

    The international art exhibition 'Call of the Mall' will take place from 20th June until 22nd September at one of the busiest crossroads in the Netherlands: shopping mall Hoog Catharijne and Utrecht Central Station.

    Date uploaded: June 5, 2013

  • Atkins and Walter Jack Studio wins Lincoln Bomber Command Memorial job

    An Atkins / Walter Jack Studios design has been chosen for a prestigious new memorial which has been commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire to commemorate the Bomber Command aircrew from the UK, The Commonwealth and the rest of the world who lost their lives in World War 2.

    Date uploaded: June 5, 2013

  • Hello Hengrove: feed back on Bristol’s first devolved public art project

    Residents of Hengrove are being urged to give their feedback on Bristol’s first public art programme where funds have been devolved to the local community.

    Date uploaded: June 3, 2013

  • Ten new public artworks for the 10th Edinburgh Art Festival

    The ten new public art commissions for the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival can now be viewed online and will be publicly sited from 1st August until 1st September. Entitled 'Parley', this year's commissions programme explores art's capacity to generate dialogue and, through collaboration, to create a space for debate.

    Date uploaded: May 29, 2013

  • Piercing Brightness in cinemas from 7th June

    'Piercing Brightness' will be released by Soda Film + Art in cinemas and art spaces across the UK on 7th June. It is the debut feature film directed by visual artist Shezad Dawood, scripted by cult novelist Kirk Lake with an original score by Makoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple (Japan) and featuring music by Alexander Tucker.

    Date uploaded: May 29, 2013

  • Call for papers for Lessons in Geography conference - mac, Birmingham

    The University of Derby in association with mac birmingham are hosting the 'Lessons in Geography' conference, an opportunity for artists, writers, and commentators to discuss the complex space between the physical and hypothetical realms within creative practice. The conference will be held at the mac, Birmingham, on 8th-9th November 2013. The deadline for the Call for papers is Monday 10th June.

    Date uploaded: May 29, 2013

  • ACA Residency Call Out, '95%'

    ACA (Allenheads Contemporary Arts) in collaboration with MigAA (Migrating Arts Academies) will host a week long residency in August as part of an ongoing series of events across Mainland Europe including Baltic & Nordic Countries, and Russia.

    Date uploaded: May 29, 2013

  • Greyworld's 'In The City'

    The second edition of Greyworld's 'In The City' is out now.

    Date uploaded: May 22, 2013

  • University of Bristol announces appointment of Melanie Jackson as first Artist-in-Residence

    The University of Bristol has announced the appointment of Melanie Jackson as its first artist-in-residence at its residential site in Stoke Bishop.

    Date uploaded: May 22, 2013

  • 'Agoraphobia': The Prologue Exhibition to the 13th Istanbul Biennial

    'Agoraphobia', the Prologue Exhibition to the 13th Istanbul Biennial, will take place at TANAS, Berlin between 25th May and 27th July 2013.

    Date uploaded: May 22, 2013

  • Creativity in Community-Led Planning

    'Creativity in Community Led Planning in Dorset' is a new guidance document which offers advice for groups developing community led planning documents on how to engage with culture and use the skills of creative practitioners within the planning process. It is now available to download for free.

    Date uploaded: May 22, 2013

  • ixia's guidance update: Public Art - A Guide to Evaluation: 3rd Edition 2013

    ixia has just published an updated guidance document to help users of the Toolkit evaluate their public art projects: 'Public Art – A Guide to Evaluation: 3rd Edition 2013'.

    Date uploaded: May 20, 2013

  • A Bird in a Gilded Cage

    In this article, Clive Parkinson suggests that, in the world of the NHS where institutional neglect and cruelty towards some of our most vulnerable citizens has been exposed, the arts might offer something of an antidote to the way we support people affected by memory loss.

    Date uploaded: May 15, 2013

  • Jerwood Open Forest

    Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England have announced Jerwood Open Forest, an opportunity for visual artists to propose ideas for a new £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England's Public Forest Estate.

    Date uploaded: May 13, 2013

  • Katharina Fritsch's 'Hahn' approved for the Fourth Plinth

    Westminster Council has approved plans to display a giant blue French cockerel by artist Katharina Fritsch on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.

    Date uploaded: May 13, 2013

  • Sculpture in the City 2013

    Robert Indiana, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Antony Gormley are amongst first artists announced for 'Sculpture in the City 2013'.

    Date uploaded: May 13, 2013

  • ‘A Maze for Yorkshire’: new commission by artist Richard Woods at The Orangery, Wakefield

    ‘A Maze for Yorkshire’ - the new commission by artist Richard Woods - will be in place at at The Orangery, Wakefield from 8th June until 29th September 2013.

    Date uploaded: May 13, 2013

  • 'Out in the Open': new publication about West Lothian's Public Art collection

    'Out in the Open', the first comprehensive and fully illustrated book about West Lothian's extensive Public Art collection, will be launched on Thursday 9th May and available for purchase.

    Date uploaded: May 8, 2013

  • Call for papers and art projects: Art + Mobility - Deadline: July 15, 2013

    For issue #55, the digital journal 'InterArtive' will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art & Mobility. They are inviting theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject to participate.

    Date uploaded: May 8, 2013

  • Interventions in the Public Realm of London: Call for Submissions

    The aim of platform79–the london project is to create is an extensive discussion about the modalities of art in the public, inciting a debate, which explores and critiques the 'public realm'. This will be achieved through innovative and daring artistic interventions. platform79 are calling for submissions: 'Interventions in the Public Realm of London'.

    Date uploaded: May 8, 2013

  • Final Call for Submissions - The 5th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference

    Final Call for Submissions - The 5th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference, Sydney, 12th - 14th November 2013.

    Date uploaded: May 8, 2013

  • Award Winning Artists at Grizedale Forest

    Grizedale Forest launch this season with two new works by award winning artists Lucy Tomlins, Owen Bullet and Rupert Ackroyd.

    Date uploaded: April 24, 2013

  • Folkestone Artworks Launch

    The unveiling of Folkestone Artworks new website, map, programme of free talks and tours, audio guide, learning resources for schools and colleges and family activities will all take place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend - Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May 2013.

    Date uploaded: April 24, 2013

  • Woolgather's 'Art Vend'

    In 'Art Vend', by contemporary arts organisation Woolgather, miniature artworks are being sold from vending machines in Leeds for £1 each in an attempt to make art more accessible.

    Date uploaded: April 17, 2013

  • Arts & Culture and Regeneration - Business Improvement Districts: Where the cultural can drive the economic

    In this article, Caroline Davis analyses the back drop which Business Improvement Districts offer for understanding how the business community are involved in co-financing and commissioning new work.

    Date uploaded: April 8, 2013

  • New publication by Geoff Archer's: 'Public Sculpture in Britain - A History'

    Published by Frontier Publishing in May 2013, Geoff Archer's 'Public Sculpture in Britain ~ A History' will chart the history of Public Sculpture in Britain. Intended for the ‘man or woman in the street’, as well as scholars and artists, it uses British examples to show a number of ideas of just what public sculpture can be.

    Date uploaded: April 8, 2013

  • School of Visual Arts: Reconfiguring Site: 
New Approaches to Public Art and Architecture

    School of Visual Arts, New York's 'Reconfiguring Site: 
New Approaches to Public Art and Architecture' - a two-week Summer residency in New York City.

    Date uploaded: April 3, 2013

  • Vote now for the Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2013: 'Cultural Impact award - The social benefits of public art'

    John Atkin and Mel Jordan have been nominated for the Loughborough University Enterprise Cultural Impact Award 2013 - for 'The social benefits of public art'. The winner is decided by public vote.

    Date uploaded: April 3, 2013

  • Art & the Public Sphere journal - Volume 1. Number 2

    'Art & the Public Sphere journal - Volume 1. Number 2' has just been published and includes articles by Mark Hutchinson, Gretchen Coombs & Justin O'Connor, Angela Harutyunyan and Malcolm Miles; an interview with Vito Acconci by the Freee art collective; and various reviews.

    Date uploaded: April 3, 2013

  • The launch of the Crossrail Art Programme

    On Monday 25th March 2013, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, Crossrail, launched 'The Culture Line', its new Art Programme at the Guildhall in London. The Programme will bring world-class artists together with international architecture and engineering teams to create a permanent line-wide art exhibition across eight new central and east London stations.

    Date uploaded: March 27, 2013

  • Commission opportunities in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now live

    The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Arts & Culture are advertising three commission opportunities in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Date uploaded: March 25, 2013

  • Design Competition launched for a Memorial to the 6000 Lost Trawlermen from Hull

    STAND, with support from Hull City Council, has now launched a call for Expressions of Interest from which three competitors will be selected to enter a Design Competition for a new memorial which will mark and preserve the memory of the thousands of Hull’s trawlermen whose lives were lost and their contribution to the life of the city and the nation.

    Date uploaded: March 20, 2013

  • March News from UP Projects

    March News from UP Projects: Floating Cinema Wins Award; Short Documentary Film Competition; and Secret Garden Project Tooting: 'Common Knowledge'.

    Date uploaded: March 20, 2013

  • Stirchley Prospects

    In this article, artist Jayne Murray and place maker Emma Larkinson, aka Place Prospectors CIC, look back at their project within Stirchley, south Birmingham, describing a self-initiated engagement project they explore how their work has brought about change at a neighbourhood level through artistic interventions.

    Date uploaded: March 20, 2013

  • Plot 16: The Fermenting Room (return of the rhizome)

    This series of texts were written in response to 'Plot 16: The Fermenting Room (return of the rhizome)', an offsite, temporary public art work by brook & black, commissioned by Modern Art Oxford for the ‘Art in Rose Hill’ Programme.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

  • A hidden economy: a critical review of Meanwhile Use

    In this article, Sue Ball and Ruth Essex look at the opportunities and risks of temporary use for the arts, looking at 'meanwhile use’ agreements and the new types of opportunities, collaborations and the new models for cultural infrastructure and production which they have generated.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

  • EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, ART - A new year: new opportunities

    In this article, Eileen Adams looks at how the opportunities which new government policy initiatives might create for art and design education.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

  • 'Arch-Innovate' Competition: Call for Entries

    Open-City launches 'Arch-Innovate' Competition - giving you the opportunity to develop your creative process and share your design knowledge and creativity with young and curious people!

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

  • Art Across the City 2013: 28th March - 12th May, Swansea

    'Art Across the City 2013', by LOCWS International, runs from 28th March - 12th May in Swansea. There are twelve artworks to be seen across the city. Five have been newly commissioned and seven are permanent.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

  • 2013 Arts and Crafts in Architecture Awards Launched

    The Saltire Society invites you to make submissions to the Saltire Arts and Crafts in Architecture Award.

    Date uploaded: March 13, 2013

  • Crossrail appoints Futurecity to support Crossrail Art Programme

    The Crossrail Art Programme will include permanent art commissions from leading artists within Crossrail’s new stations in central London and Docklands.

    Date uploaded: March 13, 2013

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park: William Turnbull at Chatsworth

    'William Turnbull at Chatsworth', a major exhibition of the important 20th century artist’s work that includes large-scale outdoor sculptures, paintings and drawings, is now open in Chatsworth House and Garden and runs until 30th June 2013.

    Date uploaded: March 13, 2013

  • River of Light: a celebration of the rivers of the world through public art

    This summer the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada will become the stage for a light installation that will transform the city's waterway into a River of Light.

    Date uploaded: March 13, 2013

  • Open Call for a New Pavilion for Coniston Cricket Club

    Coniston Cricket Club with the Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts are making an international open call to architects for a design for a new Cricket Pavilion.

    Date uploaded: March 11, 2013

  • HOUSE 2013: Mariele Neudecker, 4-26 May 2013

    HOUSE, Brighton’s festival of art and domestic space, is pleased to announce Mariele Neudecker as Lead Artist for the 2013 edition of the Festival, in a co-commission with Brighton Festival.

    Date uploaded: March 11, 2013

  • AOI Illustration Awards 2013 - Call for Entries extended until 10th March 2013

    The Association of Illustrators's annual Illustration Awards are currently open for entries.

    Date uploaded: February 20, 2013

  • Michael Pinsky’s 'Plunge' nominated for the 2013 Climate Week Awards

    Michael Pinsky’s 'Plunge', which highlighted the plight of climate change by marking a neon blue line, which predicted water level rises for the next 1000 years, is a finalist in the Best Artistic Response category for the 2013 Climate Week Awards.

    Date uploaded: February 20, 2013

  • ixia’s Public Art Survey 2012: Summary and Key Findings

    The Cultural Olympiad masked a significant fall in the size and value of the public art sector in England. In addition, the sector experienced a loss of younger workers, including younger artists, as well as officers within local authorities.

    Date uploaded: February 18, 2013

  • Marsh Award 2013

    On behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust, the PMSA administers three annual awards. Nominations and submissions for the 2013 Marsh Awards are invited from artists, designers, conservators, architects and members of the public.

    Date uploaded: February 18, 2013

  • 'A CITY SHAPED' at STUK arts centre, Leuven

    'A CITY SHAPED' at STUK arts centre, Leuven, Belgium will take place from 13th-24th February 2013 and will examine and question new aspects of contemporary and future city development.

    Date uploaded: February 13, 2013

  • Curator Announced for Ireland's 36th eva International in 2014

    eva International, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, has announced that Bassam El Baroni has been appointed as Curator of the 36th edition of eva International, which will take place from 12th April to 6th July 2014.

    Date uploaded: February 11, 2013

  • 13th Istanbul Biennial's public programme begins

    'Public Alchemy', the public programme events of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, will be held between February and November 2013 with the aim of examining the ways in which publicness can be reclaimed as an artistic and political tool in the context of global financial imperialism and local social fracture.

    Date uploaded: February 6, 2013

  • Be realistic, demand the impossible: School of Missing Studies 2013–2015

    'Be realistic, demand the impossible': School of Missing Studies 2013–2015: a one-time only, two-year Master's program on Art & Learning at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.

    Date uploaded: February 6, 2013

  • SONSBEEK and SKOR join forces

    Sonsbeek International Foundation and SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain announce their close collaboration to realise the next SONSBEEK exhibition in 2016.

    Date uploaded: February 6, 2013

  • Vivid Projects launches a new space in Digbeth, Birmingham

    Vivid Projects launches on Friday 22nd February 2013, 7pm, with 'Ladies and Gentlemen, How Long Will They Last?', a new commission by artist Justin Wiggan.

    Date uploaded: February 6, 2013

  • In Between Time 2013: Festival Picks

    In Between Time 2013 takes place in venues across Bristol from 14th-17th February 2013. 'Brilliant!' you say 'But where on earth do I start?'

    Date uploaded: January 30, 2013

  • Bursaries to support photography projects on environmental awareness 2013

    Building on the success of the 2012 awards The Royal Photographic Society and The Photographic Angle are pleased to announce the return of their Environmental Awareness Bursaries in 2013.

    Date uploaded: January 30, 2013

  • Huge Musical Sculpture going for a Song!

    'Aeolus', a giant singing sculpture by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram, is up for auction with a starting bid of just £1.

    Date uploaded: January 28, 2013

  • Marc Quinn's 'Planet' unveiled at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

    'Planet', a giant sculpture of a sleeping baby by British artist Marc Quinn, was unveiled at a ceremony at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on 18th January 2013.

    Date uploaded: January 28, 2013

  • Coniston Cricket Club Pavilion - Launch of Architects' Brief

    The brief for the new pavilion for the local Coniston cricket club will be launched by Grizedale Arts in mid February 2013.

    Date uploaded: January 28, 2013

  • Updates from Homebaked: Kickstarter Campaign soars past its target

    Kickstarter Campaign soars past its £13,000 target but every extra penny makes a difference - and you have until 29th January 2013 to donate!

    Date uploaded: January 28, 2013

  • Call For Papers: 'Sculptural Mobilities', London, 12th June 2013

    'Sculptural Mobilities: tracing the flows of sculptural artworks between the Nordic Countries and Europe from the early modern period to the present day' is a one-day symposium organised collaboratively by University College London’s Department of Scandinavian Studies, and Kingston University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture’s Visual and Material Culture Research Centre.

    Date uploaded: January 23, 2013

  • Public Art hits the news: 'We shouldn't sell public art - even to raise funds'

    In her article for 'The Telegraph' on 21st January, Sarah Crompton looks at recent news stories in which public art has hit the headlines.

    Date uploaded: January 21, 2013

  • Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013

    Derry~Londonderry will host 140 events during 2013 - including the Turner Prize and the Royal Ballet's first visit to Northern Ireland for 20 years - to mark its City of Culture year in 2013.

    Date uploaded: January 21, 2013

  • LU 150: London Underground's 150th Anniversary

    In 2013, London Underground, the world’s first underground railway, will celebrate 150 years since the very first Tube journey took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway.

    Date uploaded: January 16, 2013

  • Meshworking Cultural Well-Being

    In this article, David Patten looks at how the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework challenges public art to think again, and how the requirement for 'cultural well-being' invites a re-thinking of 'cultural democracy' to deliver new understandings of public culture(s).

    Date uploaded: January 16, 2013

  • Open: an initiative by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the UK

    Open is a £1 million initiative by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the UK. It's a call for artists working in any media to share proposals for ground-breaking projects that will transform the UK's cultural landscape.

    Date uploaded: January 16, 2013

  • Removal of Jo Fairfax's 'Civic Heart Arch' in Chester-le-Street

    People in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, have voted to take a down a piece of public art which has fallen into disrepair. Jo Fairfax's 'Civic Heart Arch' is to be demolished by Durham County Council to save maintenance costs.

    Date uploaded: January 14, 2013

  • [email protected] Public Art Award

    The Royal British Society of Sculptors is delighted to announce the five finalists of the 2013 [email protected] Public Art Award which is made possible by the generous support of the Mirisch & Lebenheim Charitable Foundation.

    Date uploaded: January 14, 2013

  • Andy Kirkby announced as the Weymouth Gateway artist

    Weymouth and Portland Council has chosen sculptor Andy Kirkby to create a £60,000 piece of public art for a Weymouth Gateway site.

    Date uploaded: January 9, 2013

  • 'Mom, am I barbarian?': the Conceptual Framework of the 13th Istanbul Biennial

    On Tuesday 8th January, the Curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Fulya Erdemci, announced the title and conceptual framework of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, which will be held from 14th September to 10th November 2013.

    Date uploaded: January 9, 2013

  • John Newling - 'Ecologies of Value' exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary

    The first major survey exhibition of John Newling's work, entitled 'Ecologies of Value', will be shown at Nottingham Contemporary from 26th January until 7th April 2013 .

    Date uploaded: January 9, 2013

  • Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the NPPF events

    During autumn 2012, ixia organised three free briefing events on public art, cultural well-being and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The papers which were the basis of Ian Dove QC’s and John Holden’s presentations have now been published.

    Date uploaded: December 17, 2012

  • ixia's Public Art and Self-Organisation recordings now available online

    ixia’s Public Art and Self-Organisation events, which were held in London and Leeds earlier this year, were both recorded for use on ixia’s websites. These recordings are now available online.

    Date uploaded: December 12, 2012

  • UP Projects reached their Crowd Funding Campaign Target

    UP Projects officially beat their target of $18,000 dollars for the Floating Cinema Crowd Funding Campaign late last night!

    Date uploaded: December 12, 2012

  • IBT13 International Festival of Performance goes Live

    The programme for the IBT13 International Festival of Performance has been announced. 90 artists and 50 events fill four intense days at venues across Bristol from 14th-17th February 2013.

    Date uploaded: December 10, 2012

  • 2Up-Down/Homebaked: Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign

    Over the last 2 and half years, artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, has been working with the 2Up-2Down team - a group of residents from Anfield and Breckfield - to rethink the future of their neighbourhood. And now they are asking for your help to buy a new oven!

    Date uploaded: December 10, 2012

  • Shanghai Jing’an International Sculpture Project Exhibition

    The Shanghai | Jing’an International Sculpture Project | exhibition was held from 20th September until 20th November 2012, exploring the theme: ‘Pride of City’.

    Date uploaded: December 5, 2012

  • Reminder: Only two weeks to submit your abstracts for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference

    The deadline for submissions of abstracts for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference in Bristol from 24th-26th June 2013 is December 21st 2012.

    Date uploaded: December 5, 2012

  • Public Art Series 'Terrace Wires' to replace Olympic Rings at London’s St Pancras Station

    Lucy and Jorge Orta have been chosen to create the first work in 'Terrace Wires' - a new series of public art commissions to be suspended from the ceiling of London’s St Pancras Station.

    Date uploaded: December 5, 2012

  • Open letter from Lee Hall to Newcastle City Council

    On 21st November 2012, Newcastle City Council announced its proposed cuts: 100% of arts funding, 50% cuts to museums and closing all but two public libraries in the city. Lee Hall has written a moving response.

    Date uploaded: November 26, 2012

  • Artist Bob and Roberta Smith joins protests against the sale of 'Old Flo'

    The artist Bob and Roberta Smith, alongside Jessica Voorsanger and accompanied by friends and artists, led a flashmob-style protest outside the headquarters of Tower Hamlets council.

    Date uploaded: November 21, 2012

  • Participate in ixia’s Public Art Survey 2012

    ixia has launched its annual Public Art Survey - a key tool in helping to understand the public art sector in the UK.

    Date uploaded: November 14, 2012

  • Wirral's 'Column' by Anthony McCall

    Arts Council England has announced that it will not be investing any more money into the delayed project 'Column', by New York-based artist Anthony McCall.

    Date uploaded: November 14, 2012

  • The Cultural Learning Alliance: Arts in Schools - the Growing Crisis

    The CLA have announced a call for the restoration of the arts to the curriculum and for the inclusion of the arts in the EBacc.

    Date uploaded: November 7, 2012

  • Tower Hamlets Council plans to sell Henry Moore sculpture

    Tower Hamlets Council's plans to sell Henry Moore sculpture 'Draped Seated Woman' have resulted in a campaign to halt the sale of the sculpture and the Museum of London stepping in to offer to take long-term loan of the sculpture.

    Date uploaded: November 7, 2012

  • New Parks for People Programme

    At the UK Public Parks Summit, the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery Fund announced the new 'Parks for People Programme' - a £100 million boost for public parks over the next three years.

    Date uploaded: October 31, 2012

  • Jeanne van Heeswijk has been awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize 2012

    Jeanne van Heeswijk has been named winner of the prestigious Curry Stone Design Prize. The $25,000 prize will be invested by her in '2Up 2Down' - the Homebaked Land Trust and Community Bakery.

    Date uploaded: October 29, 2012

  • Damien Hirst's ‘Verity’ has been hoisted onto and unveiled on Illfracombe Pier

    Damien Hirst's ‘Verity’ - a statue of a pregnant woman - has been officially unveiled in the north Devon town of Ilfracombe.

    Date uploaded: October 24, 2012

  • Plan Projects' commission for a public realm design at Osier’s Gate

    Plan Projects has been commissioned to work up a design for the public realm at Osier’s Gate, a major residential scheme by Barratts in South West London.

    Date uploaded: October 24, 2012

  • Big Art Mob: Mapping the World's Public Art

    The Big Art Mob was re-launched by Art Public on 31st August 2012 as the first crowd-sourced global effort to map the World's Public Art.

    Date uploaded: October 15, 2012

  • The Launch of the new National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing

    The new National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing (England) has been launched to raise awareness of the impact the arts can have on health and wellbeing, to bring together the work that is happening across the country and to act as a resource for the whole sector.

    Date uploaded: October 15, 2012

  • Call for abstracts for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference

    Call for abstracts is being invited for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference which will be held in June 2013 in Bristol, UK.

    Date uploaded: October 10, 2012

  • Damien Hirst’s statue - 'Verity' - arrives in Ilfracombe

    Sections of Verity - a bronze statue depicting a pregnant naked woman holding aloft a sword, bearing the scales of justice and stood upon a plinth of law books - arrived into Ilfracombe’s Pier car park by trailer before sunrise on Monday 8th October on a large low loader vehicle.

    Date uploaded: October 8, 2012

  • Plans for public art for Inverness flood scheme

    Public art could be a feature of the £21m River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness as the Highland Council has estimated the costs of two options for public art along the banks of the River Ness.

    Date uploaded: October 3, 2012

  • Launch of Critical Cities Vol 3

    Launch of 'Critical Cities Vol 3' on Tuesday 9th October, 7:15pm at the Royal Festival Hall - leave behind status-quo thinking about contemporary cities and leap into the knowledge, actions and ideas of sharp critical urbanists from across the globe.

    Date uploaded: September 26, 2012

  • Situations launched their new book 'The Master Plan'

    Situations launched their new book, 'The Master Plan', at The London Art Book Fair on 21st September 2012.

    Date uploaded: September 24, 2012

  • ART vs REHAB launches free Critical Tool Kits

    ART vs REHAB - a platform for those working creatively within addiction, the criminal justice system, homelessness and mental health - has launched free Critical Tool Kits.

    Date uploaded: September 19, 2012

  • Liverpool Biennial 2012

    This year's Liverpool Biennial art festival opened on 15th September and runs until 25th November and explores notions of hospitality.

    Date uploaded: September 17, 2012

  • Art Moves 2012: International Festival of Art on Billboards

    Art Moves 2012 - the International Festival of Art on Billboards - takes place from 12th September 12th – 16th October in Toruń, Poland.

    Date uploaded: September 12, 2012

  • Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award 2013 to be hosted by mima

    engage and the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) are delighted to announce that the 2013 artist in residence and commission will be hosted by mima, Middlesbrough.

    Date uploaded: September 12, 2012

  • Two new books launched by Art on the Underground

    Art on the Underground in association with Black Dog Publishing are delighted to announce the launch of two new books ― Central Line Series and One Thing Leads to Another ­– Everything is Connected ― documenting past and ongoing temporary commissions that took place on the Central and Jubilee lines.

    Date uploaded: September 12, 2012

  • Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 - Agents Of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space

    From 6th October until 4th November, urban explorers, drone pilots, squatters and activists will take centre stage for the fifth edition of the Brighton Photo Biennial.

    Date uploaded: September 10, 2012

  • Hidden Publics Exhibition at Motorenhalle. Project Centre of Contemporary Art Dresden

    The exhibition 'Hidden Publics' - at Motorenhalle, Project Centre of Contemporary Art Dresden - investigates the different moments of perceiving public space and its inherent structures, which coin the urban cityscape, but are not necessarily visible as such.

    Date uploaded: September 5, 2012

  • Commissions East to close on September 30 2012

    The Board of public art organisation, Commissions East, has confirmed that it will close on 30 September 2012 following the organisation’s regular funding agreement with the Arts Council England ending in 2012.

    Date uploaded: September 3, 2012

  • Stonehenge on tour – Jeremy Deller's 'Sacrilege' arrived at Whitstable Biennale

    'Sacrilege', the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge for people to bounce on by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, arrived today at Whitstable Biennale 2012 as part of a tour that saw it travel to over 30 locations across the country.

    Date uploaded: August 29, 2012

  • BOOK NOW: ixia's Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the NPPF events

    This autumn, ixia is holding three briefing events on public art, cultural well-being and the recently introduced National Planning Policy Framework, led by cultural commentator John Holden and planning barrister Ian Dove QC.

    Date uploaded: August 20, 2012

  • Artists Announced - 6th Whitstable Biennale 2012

    Artists have been announced for the 6th Whitstable Biennale, which will open on Saturday 1st September - Sunday 16th September 2012.

    Date uploaded: August 13, 2012

  • Olympic Art Review: beyond Rhetoric - conference Report by Dany Louise

    Read a review of the Olympic Art Review conference - held at Queen Mary, University of London on July 3rd.

    Date uploaded: August 1, 2012

  • The only nation to bring itself to the Olympics

    Alex Hartley's Nowhereisland - an Arctic island which has travelled south in search of citizens.

    Date uploaded: August 1, 2012

  • Walk&Talk gathers 40 artists at Azores public art museum

    Walk&Talk, the Azores international public art festival, transforms the Azorean island of São Miguel from 27th July to 12th August 2012 in a stage for multiple contemporary art manifestations.

    Date uploaded: July 30, 2012

  • New lighting system launched in Weymouth

    A unique artist designed lighting system has been launched on Weymouth Esplanade.

    Date uploaded: July 30, 2012

  • Martin Creed’s commission for the London 2012 Festival

    To herald the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on Friday 27 July, Big Ben and thousands of bells across the UK will ring out for 'Work No. 1197'.

    Date uploaded: July 25, 2012

  • Coniston Institute Grand Unveiling

    A communal push and pull in the village of Coniston has resulted in a new lease of life for the Coniston Institute, formerly the Coniston Mechanics Institute.

    Date uploaded: July 18, 2012

  • Ilfracombe Council approves Damien Hirst's statue of a pregnant woman

    Ilfracombe Council has approved plans to erect a 65ft statue by Damien Hirst of 'Verity' - a pregnant woman with a sword.

    Date uploaded: July 18, 2012

  • SAVE THE DATE: Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the National Planning Policy Framework Events

    This autumn, ixia is organising three briefing events on public art, cultural well-being and the recently introduced National Planning Policy Framework, led by cultural commentator John Holden and planning barrister Ian Dove QC.

    Date uploaded: July 11, 2012

  • b-side Multimedia Festival 2012

    b-side Multimedia Festival 2012 includes a programme of contemporary art, intended to delight and provoke in equal measure.

    Date uploaded: July 11, 2012

  • Open! Art, Culture & the Public Domain. Key Texts 2004 - 2012

    This anthology brings together key texts on the field of art, culture and the public domain published in 'Open' by NAi Publishers and SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain from 2004 until 2012.

    Date uploaded: July 9, 2012

  • Save the date!: Liverpool Biennial 2012

    Liverpool Biennial is the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art. Since the first Biennial in 1999 over 279 artists from 72 countries have presented artwork in Liverpool. Save the date for Liverpool Biennial 2012: 15 September - 25 November 2012.

    Date uploaded: July 9, 2012

  • SKOR after 2012

    SKOR’s structural funding will be discontinued from January 1, 2013 and it has therefore invested energy and effort into examining several future scenarios, that could be possible legal successors to SKOR in the months to come.

    Date uploaded: June 20, 2012

  • Autonomy and Its Contradictions, a lecture by Andrea Fraser

    Autonomy and Its Contradictions, a lecture by Andrea Fraser on 16th June at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

    Date uploaded: June 11, 2012

  • A Long Walk

    Richard Long RA has been awarded the 2012 AWEinspiring Award by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World.

    Date uploaded: June 11, 2012

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland Funding News

    Programme funding News from Arts Council Northern Ireland.

    Date uploaded: June 11, 2012

  • Design Competition: Furniture/Ceramics

    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is announced as the recipient of The Edward Marshall Trust Award 2012 of £50,000.

    Date uploaded: June 11, 2012

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Kyiv Sculpture Project

    To coincide with Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is co-curating the first festival of sculpture in Kyiv.

    Date uploaded: June 6, 2012

  • Social Housing - Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice

    Social Housing - Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice is the second volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia initiated by SKOR to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.

    Date uploaded: May 28, 2012

  • Videos of Ebbw Vale Steelworks demolition sought for Ghost Parade

    As part of the Ghost Parade project, artist Stefhan Caddick is assembling a “video portrait” of Ebbw Vale and the area, or people who have an association with the town

    Date uploaded: May 23, 2012

  • a-n's 'Artists' work in 2011' Research Paper

    The Research paper 'Artists' work in 2011' looks at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists, and concludes that artists are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

    Date uploaded: May 23, 2012

  • Jeremy Deller selected for the pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2013

    Jeremy Deller has been selected for the British pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

    Date uploaded: May 21, 2012

  • Photography Flash Mob – Uncommon Land – seeks Participants

    Uncommon Land is looking for participants for its upcoming flash mob taking place in a surprise location in Dublin city centre on the 19th May, 2012.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2012

  • dOCUMENTA (13)

    dOCUMENTA (13) opens to the public in Kassel on 9th June 2012. For 100 days, over 150 artists from 55 countries and other participants from around the world will gather and present artworks.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2012

  • Manifesta 9 - The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

    Manifesta 9 - The European Biennial of Contemporary Art - takes place from June 2 until September 30, 2012 at the impressive site of the former Waterschei mine in Genk, Limburg, Belgium.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2012

  • Daniel Buren's site specific commission opens in Paris' Grand Palais

    Daniel Buren's temporary commission, Excentrique(s), the annual Monumenta site specific commission, is on show in Paris' Grand Palais.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2012

  • Millimetre's film documenting the process of constructing 'A Room for London'

    Millimetre have made a film documenting the construction process of the making of A Room for London - which is perched on the roof of The Queen Elizabeth Hall at the London South Bank Centre.

    Date uploaded: May 9, 2012

  • Apply for Awakes – the West Midlands Artist taking the lead project free tickets for Godiva

    Apply for free tickets for Godiva Awakes – the West Midlands Artist taking the lead project.

    Date uploaded: April 18, 2012

  • Central line series: Anna Barham and Alice Channer

    Two new site specific commissions have just launched as part of the Central line series: Anna Barham at White City station and Alice Channer at Notting Hill Gate station.

    Date uploaded: April 16, 2012

  • Greenway Sculpture Project – Deadline Extended to 27 April 2012

    The Greenway Sculpture Project 2012, part of the Greenway Artists Initiative, is a none site specific temporary outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture open to all practicing sculptors and will run along the Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo until October 2012.

    Date uploaded: April 16, 2012

  • LAHF - Linking with commissioners

    London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) is planning some research into the barriers, challenges and incentives facing commissioners looking to work with the arts.

    Date uploaded: April 16, 2012

  • Making meaning or ticking boxes – which is cultural education at its best?

    In this article, Paul Collard analyses the vision for cultural education Henley sets out in his review of cultural education in England and explores how rich an education it will provide.

    Date uploaded: April 16, 2012

  • Happy 10th Birthday UP Projects!

    Congratulations to UP Projects, who are celebrating their tenth birthday.

    Date uploaded: April 4, 2012

  • Award winning artist commissioned for Birmingham’s Church Street Square

    Colmore Business District (CBD) and Birmingham City Council have commissioned award winning artist, Wolfgang Buttress, to create a piece of public art to complement a new public square in the city.

    Date uploaded: April 2, 2012

  • LANDMARK Public Art Programme – Invitation to Connect

    Lough Lannagh will be a hive of creativity over the weekend of April 20th-22nd 2012, marking the official launch of an 18-month long public art programme ‘LANDMARK’.

    Date uploaded: April 2, 2012

  • The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2012

    The Marsh Christian Trust and the PMSA invite nominations for the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2012.

    Date uploaded: April 2, 2012

  • Culture in Planning Alliance

    ixia has come together with 19 arts and cultural organisations who jointly campaigned to see culture included in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to establish the Culture in Planning Alliance.

    Date uploaded: March 28, 2012

  • Update: culture and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

    On the 27th March 2012 the Government published the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). ixia welcomes the inclusion of cultural well-being and good design within the NPPF as supporting the provision of public art.

    Date uploaded: March 21, 2012

  • Connolly & Cleary awarded RPA Luas Cherrywood Public Art Commission

    Paris-based Irish artists Connolly & Cleary have been awarded the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) Luas Cherrywood Public Art Commission managed by Visual Artists Ireland.

    Date uploaded: March 21, 2012

  • FcNK

    FcNK, by Clive Parkinson, explores the relationship between art in the public realm and well-being. He investigates public art's sometimes superficiality and its occasional potential to question societal norms.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2012

  • Public Art and the Art of the Public -- After the Creative City

    This short study by Jonathan Vickery aims to assess the current situation of public art in the UK within an urban cultural policy context.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2012

  • The Past and Possible Future of Countermonument

    This article by Jonathan Vickery looks at the frameworks of thought and practice of ‘countermonument’.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2012

  • The Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, announces the launch of the book, 'Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture' which investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment.

    Date uploaded: March 14, 2012

  • Arts and Music in Healthcare: An overview of the medical literature: 2004-2011

    Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity have published a report by Rosalia Staricoff and Stephen Clift which updates the review of arts and health research conducted by Rosalia Staricoff for Arts Council England in 2004.

    Date uploaded: March 5, 2012

  • Publication of the Henley Review of Cultural Education

    The independent review of Cultural Education in England was commissioned at the request of the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Darren Henley, Managing Director of Global Radio's national classical music station, Classic FM, was asked to consider how we can ensure the ambition that every child should experience a wide variety of high quality cultural experiences, ensuring both quality and best use of public investment.

    Date uploaded: February 29, 2012

  • Whitechapel Gallery unveils plans for first permanent Rachel Whiteread artwork in the UK

    Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE has unveiled detailed plans of a major new commission by British artist Rachel Whiteread for the building’s historic façade.

    Date uploaded: February 29, 2012

  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children: Publication Offer

    The 70 page catalogue, published to celebrate the outcomes of the Arts Commissioning Programme at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, is now available free of charge (while stocks last).

    Date uploaded: February 27, 2012

  • Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement

    'Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement': A publication about the contemporary relevance of the oeuvre of Robert Smithson (1938 - 1973).

    Date uploaded: February 27, 2012

  • Artists shortlisted for Union Street public art commission

    Four artists and designers have been shortlisted in a competition to create a temporary piece of public art for Union Street as part of the Bankside Urban Forest.

    Date uploaded: February 20, 2012

  • UK’s first Outdoor Arts Sustainability Toolkit launches in preparation for “greenest Olympics ever”

    ISAN launched the ISAN Environmental Sustainability Toolkit for the Outdoor Arts sector on Tuesday 21st February 2012.

    Date uploaded: February 20, 2012

  • Artist Lucien Simon unveils three public artworks costing £200,000

    Three new public art pieces costing a quarter of a million pounds have been unveiled on a motorway flyover.

    Date uploaded: February 15, 2012

  • Culture and Sport Planning Toolkit (CSPT)

    The CSPT is now being managed by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) on behalf of the Government’s cultural and sporting agencies, previously part of Living Places.

    Date uploaded: February 15, 2012

  • Fulya Erdemci: appointed Curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial

    The 13th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by Koç Holding, is set for the autumn of 2013, under the curatorship of Fulya Erdemci.

    Date uploaded: February 15, 2012

  • Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei to design Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

    The Serpentine Gallery is proud to announce that Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei will create the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. It will be the twelfth commission in the Gallery's annual series, the world's first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind.

    Date uploaded: February 13, 2012

  • Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion: awarded Grade II-listed status

    The Apollo Pavilion, the centre-piece of Victor Pasmore’s involvement with the design of Peterlee, County Durham, has been awarded Grade II*-listed status.

    Date uploaded: February 1, 2012

  • Update: the inclusion of culture within the NPPF

    On Monday 23rd January 2012, members of the House of Lords questioned the government on the inclusion of culture within the NPPF.

    Date uploaded: January 25, 2012

  • Environmental Awareness photographic bursary announced

    The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle has announced two £3000 bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness.

    Date uploaded: January 16, 2012

  • ixia’s Public Art Survey 2011: Summary and Key Findings

    Public sector cutbacks and the wider economic downturn are fuelling a general pessimism in the public art sector, although there remains significant optimism amongst many of the more established artists.

    Date uploaded: January 16, 2012

  • PAR+RS Survey

    PAR+RS - Creative Scotland's independent public art development resource - have set up a survey to find out what you think about their website and events.

    Date uploaded: January 9, 2012

  • Stolen: Barbara Hepworth sculpture in Dulwich Park

    Two Forms (Divided Circle), by Barbara Hepworth, was stolen from its plinth in south London’s Dulwich Park on 19th December 2011.

    Date uploaded: January 4, 2012

  • Gormley: Public spaces 'have been privatised'

    Richard Sennett and discussed what tangible benefits can be gained from public art on Radio 4’s Today Programme.

    Date uploaded: January 4, 2012

  • MPs support the inclusion of ‘culture’ within the NPPF

    The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has stated that it sees ‘a compelling case’ for the inclusion of ‘a cultural dimension as part of the social pillar of the definition of sustainable development’ within the NPPF.

    Date uploaded: December 21, 2011

  • Creative Scotland Public Art Research & Development Fund

    The Public Art Research & Development Fund is now open to support the initial research and scoping of a range of public art projects and approaches to provide opportunities for communities across Scotland to engage with the development of creative places through imaginative, artist-led projects.

    Date uploaded: November 28, 2011

  • Breathing new life into the Irwell Sculpture Trail: 3 new sculptures launched

    As part of the relaunch, the Irwell Sculpture Trail are delighted to announce the addition of three new sculptures to the trail.

    Date uploaded: November 28, 2011

  • Commissioned: Sixty Years Percentage for Art Programme at the Dutch Government Building Agency

    Commissioned presents an illustrated survey of more than 2,500 works of art commissioned between 1951-2011 by the Dutch Government Building Agency.

    Date uploaded: November 23, 2011

  • Enel Contemporanea Award 2011: Carsten Höller

    Enel Contemporanea Award 2011 selected Carsten Höller's Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes as the winner of the award for the annual production of an original artwork on the theme of energy.

    Date uploaded: November 23, 2011

  • FEAST: a contemporary visual art and food journal

    You are cordially invited to the launch of FEAST: a contemporary visual art and food journal on Friday 9th December in Manchester.

    Date uploaded: November 21, 2011

  • Vote for Sara Cox and Rufus Hound to Sand Sculpt In Folkestone!

    Vote for Folkestone to see Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox and comedian Rufus Hound sand sculpting in Folkestone, as their final challenge in the National Lottery Good Causes Road Trip.

    Date uploaded: November 14, 2011

  • 'Square pegs and round holes: a report on the ODA Arts and Culture programme'

    Open-City/Art in the Open has just published a report on the Olympic Delivery Authority's Arts and Culture programme.

    Date uploaded: November 9, 2011

  • Creative Scotland appoints two co-producers to manage PAR+RS

    Creative Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of a new team comprising Trigger (Suzy Glass and Angie Bual) and Chris Fremantle to manage Creative Scotland’s public art resource, PAR+RS: Public Art Scotland.

    Date uploaded: October 31, 2011

  • Comedy Carpet installed in Blackpool

    A 'carpet' of over 1,000 comedians' catchphrases and jokes has been built into the promenade at the foot of the Blackpool Tower.

    Date uploaded: October 24, 2011

  • Change of Art: Public art on Radio 4

    Artist Andrew Shoben has made a programme for Radio 4, Change of Art, which discusses whether public art could be rotated, and when it should be decommissioned.

    Date uploaded: October 24, 2011

  • Shortlist for the Liberty Kent Public Art Award 2011

    Judges have released a shortlist for the Liberty Kent Public Art Award 2011.

    Date uploaded: October 12, 2011

  • Limited Edition of the Ebbsfleet White Horse by Mark Wallinger

    Anthony Reynolds Gallery presents a unique opportunity to purchase a Limited Edition of the Ebbsfleet White Horse by Mark Wallinger.

    Date uploaded: October 12, 2011

  • Public Art, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Planning Obligations: published 5th October 2011

    ixia has published a Note which explains our current thinking on the relationship between public art, CIL and planning obligations.

    Date uploaded: October 12, 2011

  • Cultural organisations respond to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

    In addition to ixia’s response to the Government's consultation on the draft NPPF, a number of other organisations also published response papers.

    Date uploaded: September 28, 2011

  • M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere

    USC Roski School of Fine Arts is currently recruiting students for its M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere in the academic year 2012–2013.

    Date uploaded: September 28, 2011

  • Liverpool Biennial welcomes Sally Tallant

    Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce that Sally Tallant is its new Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

    Date uploaded: September 19, 2011

  • The Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer

    Call for help: The Guardians of Time were arrested by police at the St. Mark's Square in Venice on Wednesday afternoon August 31st, 2011.

    Date uploaded: September 19, 2011

  • ixia’s response to the Government's consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

    ixia has prepared a response to the Government's consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) - the Government's deadline for responses is 17th October 2011.

    Date uploaded: September 14, 2011

  • 'PLACEmaking 2012' - RUDI's flagship annual publication - will be available in January 2012

    PLACEmaking 2012 will be published by RUDI in January 2012: help to shape the new agenda.

    Date uploaded: September 12, 2011

  • 'Newcastle 'Lego Men' artwork for sale in online auction'

    BBC News are featuring a news story: 'Fans of public art having the chance to obtain part of a sculpture in Newcastle upon Tyne that came to be nicknamed the 'Lego Men'.'

    Date uploaded: September 7, 2011

  • Jeanne van Heeswijk rewarded with 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change

    The Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change is presented annually by Creative Time to an artist whose work has been devoted to instigating social awareness and harnessing the communicative power of art to engage communities around important public issues. The 2011 award will be given to Jeanne van Heeswijk.

    Date uploaded: September 5, 2011

  • Landmark Sculpture for Norwich

    International artists Bruce Gernand, Kenny Hunter, Mariele Neudecker and Lucy Skaer are exhibiting their proposals for a new public sculpture for Norwich.

    Date uploaded: September 5, 2011

  • FLOW receives an award from the Architectural Association of Ireland

    FLOW - an art installation housing the gas pipes at Dublin dockland.

    Date uploaded: August 31, 2011

  • Rose Strang's article on PAR+RS: Journeys Toward 'Rebirth'

    In her article for PAR+RS, Rose discusses the differences between the planning structures and outcomes of two contrasting projects: Rebirth for University Hospital North Staffordshire and Ninewells new Cancer Treatment Centre in Dundee.

    Date uploaded: August 31, 2011

  • Art and the Public Realm Bristol

    Bristol City Council has launched a new website for the City’s public art programme.

    Date uploaded: August 31, 2011

  • Grizedale Forest’s sculpture projects receive £175,000 funding boost

    Grizedale Forest has received £80,000 from South Lakeland District Council and Arts Roots Grizedale has received £95,000 from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme to create exciting and innovative new installations in the forest.

    Date uploaded: August 24, 2011

  • Artangel: autumn 2011 in London

    This autumn 2011, Artangel is delighted to announce the arrival to London of three major Artangel commissions.

    Date uploaded: August 17, 2011

  • Riot Clean Up: Artist's Twitter call-out for riot clean-up

    Riot Clean Up is an initiative started by British artist Dan Thompson to encourage "proud Londoners" to get out and help "reclaim their streets", cleaning up the areas affected by the riots across England.

    Date uploaded: August 10, 2011

  • A selection of recent BBC News stories featuring public art

    A selection of BBC News stories on public art.

    Date uploaded: August 8, 2011

  • Jeremy Deller: Artist-in-Residence at the University of Sussex

    From spring 2011 until summer 2012 Turner Prize winner and Sussex alumnus Jeremy Deller will be Artist-in-Residence at the University of Sussex.

    Date uploaded: August 8, 2011

  • Light Art 1st glow

    The Light Art Project in Ptuj, Slovenia -part of the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Art - ART STAYS 2011.

    Date uploaded: August 8, 2011

  • Draft National Planning Policy Framework: Consultation

    The Department for Communities and Local Government has published the draft National Planning Policy Framework for consultation.

    Date uploaded: August 8, 2011

  • Press responses to Hamish Fulton's 'Shore - Line: A Slow Walk Facing the Sea' at Folkestone Triennial 2011

    A selection of press responses to Hamish Fulton's 'Shore - Line: A Slow Walk Facing the Sea' which took place on Saturday 2nd July 2011 at Folkestone Seafront as part of the Folkestone Triennial 2011.

    Date uploaded: August 3, 2011

  • Organ of Corti, National Cycle Network - route 45

    Organ of Corti is an experimental instrument that recycles noise from the environment. It does not make any sound of its own, but rather it attempts to draw our attention to the sounds already present by framing them in a new way.

    Date uploaded: August 3, 2011

  • Aeolus – Acoustic Wind Pavilion by Luke Jerram

    Aeolus, a unique acoustic sculpture that sings with the wind, will be launched at Lyme Park, Disley on Saturday 6th August and will be touring the UK this summer.

    Date uploaded: August 3, 2011

  • Guardian artblog, Jonathan Jones: The fate of Wallinger's horse shows why public art cannot be good art

    The fate of Wallinger's horse shows why public art cannot be good art. Mark Wallinger's Ebbsfleet Landmark commission has been reined in. That's because modern British public art only values the mediocre...

    Date uploaded: July 6, 2011

  • London 2012 Olympics: Art in the Park

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games project has incorporated arts and culture initiatives into the heart of the Olympic Park right from the start, creating an international benchmark for future Games.

    Date uploaded: July 6, 2011

  • Ireland’s largest artwork unveiled in Derry~Londonderry

    Phase one of Mute Meadow, a seminal new artwork located on the banks of the River Foyle in Derry~Londonderry, will be officially unveiled on Saturday 25th June.

    Date uploaded: June 22, 2011

  • The Public Art of Conversation: Public art and design works for Sunniside, Sunderland

    A family of site-specific works by internationally acclaimed artists and designers Bill Fontana (USA); Charlie Davidson (Stockholm/UK); Kapok (Berlin) and S-DNA (London) have been completed, as part of major improvements to key streets in the Sunniside district of Sunderland.

    Date uploaded: June 22, 2011

  • Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art: Claire Doherty and Paul O'Neill (ed.)

    Edited by Paul O'Neill and Claire Doherty, this publication explores how 'durational' processes to public art curating and commissioning have emerged as an alternative to nomadic, itinerant and short-termist approaches in recent years.

    Date uploaded: June 22, 2011

  • ixia and Intellect reveal publication of the Art & the Public Sphere Journal

    ixia and intellect are delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of the new journal, Art & the Public Sphere. The journal provides a platform for academics, artists, curators, art historians and theorists, whose working practices are broadly concerned with contemporary art's relation to the public sphere.

    Date uploaded: April 27, 2011

  • Elephant Parade to hit London

    250 hand-painted life-size fibreglass baby elephants will appear on the streets of London this summer - including many locations around SE1.

    Date uploaded: March 29, 2010

  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital gets glimpse of Utopia

    Artists Heinrich and Palmer have designed three intriguing new pieces around the theme of Utopia for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

    Date uploaded: March 29, 2010

  • Green light for Southmead Hospital and arts strategy

    As part of the Carillion team, Willis Newson has been developing an arts strategy for the new hospital since 2007.

    Date uploaded: March 29, 2010

  • Abu Dhabi hosts sculpture symposium

    Renowned contemporary artists from across the globe are taking part in the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium (Adiss) which runs until April 7 2010.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2010

  • Art & the Public Sphere - new journal launched by ixia

    Intellect and ixia have announced the launch of a new journal, Art & the Public Sphere.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2010

  • New online resources for public art

    A website and Forum have been created to facilitate dialogue and debate around the opportunity for a European Public Art Network.

    Date uploaded: March 17, 2010

  • View images and updated news from Vancouver's Winter Games 2010 public art programme

    Read and see more about the projects as they develop on art-public's website

    Date uploaded: February 22, 2010

  • London 2012 Cultural Olympiad: guidance for applicants

    The Cultural Olympiad have released guidelines to help those who wish to submit their project or event as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

    Date uploaded: February 8, 2010

  • Public art needed for MTA's Orange Line extension

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking for a few good artists to enliven passengers’ waiting time.

    Date uploaded: February 8, 2010

  • Developing a sustainable approach to public art - new guidelines

    The first ever set of FREE guidelines to help artists and commissioners embrace the sustainable as well as the artistic impact of their work has been launched by Chrysalis Arts, a public art, training and development agency based in rural North Yorkshire.

    Date uploaded: January 24, 2010

  • Vancouver commence Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Programme

    The Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program took more than two years to design and is the City’s most ambitious public art program to date.

    Date uploaded: January 20, 2010

  • Power tussle threatens arts Olympics - gurdaian reports on political row hindering top Cultural Olympiad job

    The lengthy search for the right person to lead the festival of entertainment and art surrounding the 2012 London Olympics has exposed a political fault line

    Date uploaded: January 20, 2010

  • Making value: the economic and social contribution of craft makers. New research from the Crafts Council

    Making value is a qualitative study to explore and evidence the value added by craft makers to other sectors (economic, education, health and community).

    Date uploaded: January 10, 2010

  • International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens adds 15 new sculpture parks

    The International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens announces 15 new sculpture parks opened in 2009.

    Date uploaded: December 14, 2009

  • Art for Places website launched

    Digital agency Mando Group has launched the website artforplaces.com to support a new three-year public art project.

    Date uploaded: December 10, 2009

  • Call for entries - tenth anniversary of the European Prize for Urban Public Space

    The European Prize for Urban Public Space welcomes the submission of major projects of creating and remodelling public spaces that have been completed in Europe between 2008 and 2009.

    Date uploaded: November 26, 2009

  • Armagh city centre - invitation to tender for new public art commission

    Armagh City and District Council have embarked on a major public art programme for Armagh City Centre.

    Date uploaded: November 19, 2009

  • Ghost Forest at Trafalgar Square

    The stumps of 10 rainforest trees, complete with their roots, have been placed around Trafalgar Square to highlight the issue of deforestation.

    Date uploaded: November 17, 2009

  • Bright Light to showcase cutting-edge public art projects as part of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Games

    Bright Light will turn a spotlight on the vibrant arts community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 2010.

    Date uploaded: November 11, 2009

  • Johannesburg looks to public art in preparation for 2010 World Cup

    Ndaba Dlamini of the City of Johannesburg website has written an article describing the birth of many new public art installations around the city of Johannesburg.

    Date uploaded: November 3, 2009

  • Situations to produce Nowhereisland for the Cultural Olympiad

    Situations to work with winning South West commissions for Artists Taking the Lead.

    Date uploaded: November 1, 2009

  • SKYWAY - new International Light Festival in Toruń, Poland

    SKYWAY ‘09 is a new International Light Festival, held in the Polish city of Toruń. The first edition took place last August 2009, taking advantage of a natural phenomenon, the Perseid meteor shower.

    Date uploaded: October 25, 2009

  • Artists Taking the Lead winning commissions announced

    The winning commissions for the Artists Taking the Lead programme have been announced.

    Date uploaded: October 25, 2009

  • Beam announces successful £50,000 Grants for the Arts bid

    An arts, learning, and public engagement programme connected to Bradford's major City Park and Mirror Pool regeneration project.

    Date uploaded: September 29, 2009

  • Beam appointed as public art manager for former colliery

    Beam appointed as the public art manager for Markham Vale; a 200 acre commercial development site just off Junction 29a of the M1 near Bolsover.

    Date uploaded: September 29, 2009

  • Over 100 penguin sculptures to be unveiled across Liverpool

    "Go Penguins!" will see Liverpool's streets and squares transformed into a winter wonderland, with over 100 penguin sculptures unveiled across the city as part of the project.

    Date uploaded: September 29, 2009

  • International artists awarded major commissions for Vancouver's Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program

    Five major public art commissions announced today by Mayor Gregor Robertson as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program will enhance 2010 Games venues as well as some of the City's most iconic landmarks.

    Date uploaded: September 29, 2009

  • Online Catalogue for public art in Bath and North East Somerset

    Bath and North East Somerset Council has published an online catalogue of all the public art which has been commissioned in the district since 1945.

    Date uploaded: September 20, 2009

  • Situations to produce two major public art programmes

    The commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, has been appointed to produce two new public art programmes of international significance.

    Date uploaded: September 13, 2009

  • ixia publish new Review and Guidance on public art and Building Schools for the Future

    ixia's review is aimed at all those involved in the delivery of BSF schools and public art commissioning.

    Date uploaded: September 6, 2009

  • Johannesburg Regeneration Fuelled by Public Art

    At the end of July 2009 the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) officially launches its most ambitious investment in public art to date.

    Date uploaded: July 29, 2009

  • Michael Pinsky's Monometer transforms four wind turbines into immense data receptors.

    The four supporting columns of Belgium's highest wind turbines will be transformed into meters, at an epic scale, monitoring the ecological impact of Kortrijk's annual all night arts festival in July.

    Date uploaded: July 16, 2009

  • Launch of the International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens

    New directory covering over 500 sculpture parks and gardens from around the world.

    Date uploaded: July 7, 2009

  • Futurescope, Darlington Point Business Park, Tees Valley

    A two-year outdoor exhibition of a series of eight huge circular photographs and images.

    Date uploaded: July 5, 2009

  • CASE - New initiatve launched to gather culture and sport evidence

    CASE is the new £1.8 million, 3-year joint programme of research lead by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in collaboration with Arts Council England, English Heritage, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Sport England.

    Date uploaded: July 5, 2009

  • Martin Creed appointed for Ipswich Waterfront Development

    Martin Creed has been appointed by University Campus Suffolk (UCS) to add his vision to an already ambitious and bold arts development on Ipswich’s Waterfront.

    Date uploaded: July 1, 2009

  • The Place That Makes You Go Ahhhh - new article reflects on working with public artists

    UrbanWords has commissioned a new article by writer Chris Meade, drawing on his experiences of working with designers and public artists, Snug and Outdoor

    Date uploaded: June 22, 2009

  • Public: Art/Culture/Ideas Journal celebrates 20th Anniversary with Double Edition

    A special double issue of the publication has been devoted to the question: is the public sphere still a vital concept for art and politics in the 21st century?

    Date uploaded: June 22, 2009

  • Royal British Society of Sculptors Endorse Paid Proposals

    The RBS hopes these guidelines will encourage good practice.

    Date uploaded: June 15, 2009

  • Public Artist Registry Volume VI launched in the USA

    83 of America's best public artists featured in premier public art resource and online image library.

    Date uploaded: June 11, 2009

  • The High Line, New York, to opened June 2009

    After ten years of advocacy, planning, and construction, the High Line is opening in New York.

    Date uploaded: June 6, 2009

  • Forthcoming Publication - Situation, Documents of Contemporary Art

    A new anthology for September 2009, edited by Claire Doherty, offering key writings on areas of art practice and theory related to situation and place.

    Date uploaded: June 4, 2009

  • Michael Pinsky's neon line drawings displayed on Leicester Halls of Residence

    Detailed line drawings of students' rooms, in Newarke Point Halls of Residence, are displayed in animated neon on two exterior facades of the building.

    Date uploaded: June 1, 2009

  • Sci Art Themed Sculpture Garden launches at Porthcurno, West Cornwall

    The UK’s first Sci Art themed Sculpture Garden opens in West Cornwall this Thursday, May 28, unveiling a series of large-scale art works that celebrate Porthcurno’s key scientific role in world history.

    Date uploaded: May 28, 2009

  • BBC Arts Correspondant Razia Iqbal turns her thoughts to public art consultation

    "Would [public art] work better and more consistently if the public played a greater role in what their communities will see every day?"

    Date uploaded: May 26, 2009

  • New QC Advice 2009 - Public Art and the Planning System

    ixia, in partnership with international legal practice DLA Piper LLP, has sought the advice of Ian Dove QC at No5 Chambers on the relationship between public art and the planning system.

    Date uploaded: May 26, 2009

  • Reijo Kela scarecrow-like figures win top arts prize.

    An arts project featuring scarecrow-like figures has won a top prize.

    Date uploaded: May 19, 2009

  • ARK: Road Vines

    Join a presentation and discussion with John Newling and the Ark curators at 2.30 p.m. on the 29th May at the Wellcome Trust (215, Euston Rd. NW1 2BEUK) about his forthcoming Ark:Road Vines project.

    Date uploaded: May 14, 2009

  • Art & Architecture - Sitting Under Nature’s Sky

    An imaginative seating programme in Northumberland where a host of Europe's most inventive minds have come up with a series of six outdoor retreats.

    Date uploaded: May 11, 2009

  • BIG ART - Sundays from 10 May on Channel 4 at 7pm

    Big Art is a major new arts series bringing original works of art to the landscapes and townscapes of the UK - commissioned by the general public, as well as exploring the place of art in the built environment.

    Date uploaded: May 10, 2009

  • PASW Director Maggie Bolt talks about public art commissioning

    Watch a short film of PASW Director Maggie Bolt talking to the Big Art Project about public art commissioning.

    Date uploaded: May 10, 2009

  • Funding announced for major Scottish public art projects

    Eight public art projects in locations throughout Scotland are to receive development funding from the Scottish Arts Council’s new Public Art Fund

    Date uploaded: April 30, 2009

  • 22nd International Sculpture Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS

    The ISC's 22nd International Sculpture Conference will explore and consider the potential of sculpture in the 21st century.

    Date uploaded: April 30, 2009

  • Permission granted for installation of major new work from Richard Wilson RA

    Sited on the exterior of the LSE's New Academic Building on Kingsway, London, 'Square the Block' will be a significant architectural intervention.

    Date uploaded: April 30, 2009

  • Urban meets Rural - A photographic project for empty shops in Plymouth

    Images which are rural in nature and include text are printed onto vinyl and installed on the outside of the empty shop windows in Plymouth.

    Date uploaded: April 29, 2009

  • Immersion: A Strategic Framework for Eco-recreation in British Waters

    A new report on how dissused lidos can be regenerated as new marine centres for the provision of recreation and education about water ecology.

    Date uploaded: April 23, 2009

  • [email protected] - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne

    The artwork will take the form of 12 x 8 metre columns powered by sustainable energy through photovoltaic panels.

    Date uploaded: April 20, 2009

  • Henry Moore Foundation to showcase public art proposals that never made it

    Art in Public Places: the archive of the Public Art Development Trust, at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, hosts an exhibition of proposals that never made it.

    Date uploaded: April 14, 2009

  • Artists Taking the Lead - 2012 Olympics

    The Cultural Olympiad is looking to select 12 ideas, for 12 projects in 12 places across the nation. Original ideas for projects in any artform, led by artists (from individuals to collectives or organisations) are invited for submission.

    Date uploaded: April 14, 2009

  • Olympic Park contest for artist-led, temporary commissions

    Expressions of interest are invited for a number of artist-led, temporary commissions and participatory projects focused around the edges of the Olympic Park site in east London.

    Date uploaded: March 19, 2009

  • 2012 Cultural Olympiad launches 12 public art works contest

    A £5.4m contest has been launched to create 12 public works of art inspired by the 2012 Olympics.

    Date uploaded: March 19, 2009

  • Liverpool's Web of Light wins lighting award

    Arup Lighting has won the Special Project 2009 Lighting Awards prize for their work with designer Al Weiwei and contruction company J&J Carter.

    Date uploaded: March 19, 2009

  • In Certain Places talks available as free downloads

    A new series of monthly free podcasts that include talks by artists, architects, local historians, urban theorists and cultural sociologists, which have sparked discussion about the future of the city and the role of art within regeneration schemes.

    Date uploaded: March 19, 2009

  • Plensa's Dream in situ at former Colliery

    Jaume Plensa's landmark piece of public art, Dream, at the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens.

    Date uploaded: March 18, 2009

  • Call for entries: International Lighting Design Index 2010

    A new international index that will allow the light industry to find interesting project partners.

    Date uploaded: March 17, 2009

  • Anthony Gormley hopes for a People's Plinth at Trafalgar Square

    Anthony Gormley has been selected to fill the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square for one hundred days.

    Date uploaded: February 26, 2009

  • Russia gains first International outdoor sculpture

    Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s eight-metre-high House of Knowledge has been installed in front of the Federation Tower in St Petersburg.

    Date uploaded: February 23, 2009

  • £2 Million Giant White Horse for Ebbsfleet Landmark Project

    A giant white horse has been chosen as a new £2m art commission for south east England dubbed "Angel of the South".

    Date uploaded: February 10, 2009

  • Environmental report gives Cardigan’s Turbulence the green light

    No adverse impact on River Teifi’s SAC designated fish species means artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Turbulence for The Big Art Project can go ahead.

    Date uploaded: February 9, 2009

  • Gormley's Iron Man causes debate at Oxford Council

    Plans to erect a nude statue on the roof of an Oxford shop have run into trouble 10 days before an eagerly awaited unveiling ceremony.

    Date uploaded: February 5, 2009

  • Liverpool's Superlambanana sculpture made permanent

    A replica of the 17ft high Superlambanana sculpture is to be created in Liverpool after six months of negotiations saw permission given.

    Date uploaded: February 4, 2009

  • Vancouver artist Myfanwy MacLeod wins Olympic commission

    Vancouver artist Myfanwy MacLeod has won the first public-art commission in the City of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic legacy program.

    Date uploaded: February 3, 2009

  • The annual Marsh Award for Public Sculpture 2009

    Nominate your public sculpture now!

    Date uploaded: February 2, 2009

  • Anthony Gormley supports B of the Bang

    Anthony Gormley has written to Manchester council to urge that they don't scrap Manchester's controversial B of the Bang sculpture.

    Date uploaded: January 25, 2009

  • Public art in Wales in Focus

    Safle, the Welsh public art agency, believes 2009 will see a renaissance in public art debate and endeavour in Wales.

    Date uploaded: January 22, 2009

  • Metal Veil for Swarovski Works, Austria

    A metal ring mesh and stainless steel veil has been completed for the Swarovski works in Wattens, Austria.

    Date uploaded: January 19, 2009

  • Michael Craig-Martin designs a major public artwork for the DLR

    Michael Craig-Martin has designed a major public artwork on the two-storey staircase of the new state-of-the-art Docklands Light Railway

    Date uploaded: January 15, 2009

  • Czech art installation angers European Union

    A new art installation on display at the European Council building in Brussels has angered EU members.

    Date uploaded: January 15, 2009

  • Shifting Heads sculpture at Humbolt University

    Standing 6 meters high, two slowly moving computer generated heads continually change their expression and realation to each other. Completed in late 2008.

    Date uploaded: January 12, 2009

  • Transparency, light art project Prague

    Six well renowned artists including Julian Opie, Stephan Reusse, Jaume Plensa, Arthur Duff, Ulla Rauter and Jenny Holzer will create light art installations throughout Prague during the period of the EU Presidency.

    Date uploaded: January 12, 2009

  • Safle Graduate Award 2009

    launch of the first annual Safle Graduate Award

    Date uploaded: January 12, 2009

  • B of the Bang reaches out of court settlement

    Manchester City Council has reached a £1.7M out of court settlement with the designers and contractors involved in the design and build of the 'B of the Bang' sculpture in east Manchester.

    Date uploaded: January 6, 2009

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games public art programme

    Vancouver initiates a public art programme.

    Date uploaded: January 5, 2009

  • Belfast Receives Landmark Sculpture

    Wolfgang Buttress has created an iconic landmark sculpture 'rise' for Belfast.

    Date uploaded: November 19, 2008

  • Miami Art Museum public art installations at Art Basel

    Miami Art Museum (MAM) will present works by Jeff Koons, Daniel Arsham, and John Henry which will be installed at three public sites throughout the city during Art Basel Miami Beach 2008

    Date uploaded: November 6, 2008

  • Architectural Projection by CASA MAGICA, Pittsburgh/PA Festival of Lights

    Architectural Projection by CASA MAGICA on the Cathedral of Learning at The University of Pittsburgh. As part of the Pittsburgh/PA 2008 Festival of Lights, from October 15th until November 16th 2008, the Cathedral wil be illuminated each night.

    Date uploaded: November 5, 2008

  • Cotswold Water Park: In Our Element

    A visual arts programme for the Cotswolds Water Park

    Date uploaded: October 28, 2008

  • Hengrove Park public art project

    Bristol City Council has appointed consultants to develop a major public art programme for Hengrove Park phase 1 development

    Date uploaded: October 28, 2008

  • The Scottish Arts Council's Public Art Plan and Fund

    Announcement of new plan and funding for artists working in Scotland

    Date uploaded: October 21, 2008

  • Wide Open Space

    Exploring how artists can contribute to the rural public realm

    Date uploaded: October 21, 2008

  • Big Art Fund update

    Progress of the projects in Cardigan and St Helens

    Date uploaded: October 13, 2008

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