Public Art and Regeneration

The Art of Making Things Public and Getting Things Done

Public Art and Regeneration
Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
Wednesday 4th July 2012
9.30am to 4.30pm

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Kathrin Böhm, Artist, public works, London.

Nuno Sacramento, Director, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden.

Christoph Schäfer, Artist, Park Fiction, Hamburg.

Mick Wilson, Artist, Writer, Educator and Advisor to Breaking Ground, Dublin.


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

Over the last fifteen years, public art has become synonymous with regeneration schemes. In many cases, this has resulted in public art projects which represent oversimplifications of what makes places, rather than recognising that places are complicated and in a constant state of flux. Too many public art projects are permanent and are based on arbitrary, reactive and short-term thinking, having little connection with their locale or their publics.

This event promoted discussion around exemplary public art practices that have been developed in response to regeneration schemes. It explored how artists, curators and commissioners have responded to their specific contexts, often employing counter-strategies as a means of resisting instrumentalisation, whilst accounting for their communities through locally-centred approaches.

The event was for anyone with an interest or involvement in public art and regeneration schemes.

Cost: £20 including refreshments and lunch.

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