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What’s the Future of Public Art?

February 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

In conjunction with Historic England’s exhibition 'Out There: Our Post-War Public Art', which explores the connections between public art and architecture in the post-war decades, The Royal Academy will be hosting a talks event entitled 'What's the Future of Public Art?' on Monday 15th of February 2016 at The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London.

This event looks at the future of public of art in Britain. What are the ideals and motivations behind the creation of public art? What are its uses? How can we protect public art threatened by redevelopment? Should we be doing so? What, ultimately, does public art say about us as a society? 

Speakers include:

  • Eric Parry RA – Principal, Eric Parry Architects
  • Conrad Shawcross RA – sculptor
  • Emma Crichton-Miller – art critic and TV producer; columnist, Apollo
  • Roger Bowdler – Director of Listing, Historic England
  • Sarah Gaventa – curator, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art (chair)
  • Eleanor Pinfield – Head of Art on the Underground, Transport for London

For more information or to book tickets click here.