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What Public Art Needs Now! A series of Professional Development Seminars

Throughout Autumn 2009

ixia, the public art think tank, has developed a series of groundbreaking professional development seminars in collaboration with Situations, the commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Each Seminar is framed by a provocative response to the question, “What does public art need today?” Organised through informal illustrated talks, group discussions and critical responses to the projects in question, the Seminars will unpack different commissioning methods and processes of production, proposing how and why certain models of curatorial and artistic practice offer a more considered approach to the public sphere.

Seminars already confirmed are:

Public Art Needs Outsiders
Project Focus: Grizdale Arts, Cumbria, UK.

Public Art Needs Continuity
Project Focus: Beyond, Leidsche Rijn, Netherlands.

Public Art Needs Time Limits
Project Focus: One Day Sculpture, New Zealand.

The Seminars will take place during autumn 2009. Further details about the speakers, content, dates, venues and prices of the Seminars will be published soon on the ixia website. If you would like to register your interest in attending in advance of this information being available, please contact ixia.

For more information about the Seminars please visit ixia's website.

E-mail: [email protected] or ring: +44 (0) 121 753 5301.