Public Art and Self-Organisation

The Art of Making Things Public and Getting Things Done

Public Art and Self-Organisation
Swansea Metropolitan University
Monday 25th June 2012
9.30am to 4.30pm

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Anthony Gross, Director, The Old Police Station, London.

Vaari Claffey, Curator, Gracelands, Dromahair.

Jeanne van Heeswijk, Artist, Rotterdam.

David Hastie, Director, LOCWS International, Swansea.


Paul O’Neill, Curator, Artist and Writer, Bristol.

Self-organised public art practice has always offered a means of challenging the dominant order and continually finds new ways of doing things without the overarching support of an institution, public funding body or private patron.

This event explored different models of self-organisation within contemporary public art practice. It examined: rationales and tactics for getting started; social, economic and organisational structures; and strategies for survival and sustaining activities.

The event was for artists, curators and representatives from arts organisations.

Cost: £10 including refreshments and lunch.

The event was translated from English to Welsh and recorded for ixia’s websites.