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On the Edge: Taking Risks In Public Art

October 31, 2014, 9:00 am

Public Art (Now) has announced a new professional development workshop entitled 'On the Edge: Taking Risks in Public Art'. The session will take place on Friday the 31st of October, from 11:30am to 4:30pm at the Folkestone Fringe Hub and will look at how artists, producers and funders might challenge the preconceptions about public art, taking risks to produce works which open up new encounters with our surroundings.

Led by Situations – producers of Michael Sailstorfer’s Folkestone Digs for the 2014 Folkestone Triennial and Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad – artist Alex Hartley, Curator Mary Jane Jacob, Situations Director, Claire Doherty, and Producer, Claire Feeley will encourage attendees to accompany the speakers ‘behind the scenes’ of these projects, looking at the negotiations and tactics necessary to take funders, stakeholders and participants on unexpected journeys.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn about practical measures such as risk assessment and managing the Media, as well as curatorial advice about pushing the boundaries of an initial proposal to develop your artistic practice.

Booking essential - click here for tickets
Price: £20* (£12* concession) *Includes lunch

Situations are offering two x £150 travel bursaries to attend this workshop - for more information on how to apply click here.

For more information about this an other Situations projects click here.