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Figure Ground's Public Art Road Trip

Date uploaded: May 12, 2014

Figure Ground, an artist led organisation working within the public realm; have received funding from the Arts Council England to embark on a Public Art Road Trip. The trip will take place over the next two years and involve visiting and connecting emerging artist-led public art schemes, projects and initiatives around the UK.

As definitions of public art evolve, the group are interested in how artists articulate what work in public means, and what form that work takes.

The project idea is a mapping of art in public, by artists, with artists; seeing the lay of the land for public art since the shift in funding and provision for the arts from the early 2000s to the present.

In a series of short journeys which make up the ‘road trip’, and take place at intervals through 2014-2015, Figure Ground Artists will research, meet with, and debate with emerging and more established practitioners who have self-initiated projects or artworks.

Figure Ground will be taking a mobile studio from place to place as they meet artists in the places they make work, and collect conversations, objects and images from their practice.

Each trip will produce a short publication which will be collated together to form a book at the end of the project.

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If you are interested in taking part in this project, hosting or meeting Figure Ground, being part of the conversation and an opportunity to share practice and expand networks - find out more by clicking here.