The Art of Making Things Public and Getting Things Done
The Arts Council of Wales has organised the following events in partnership with ixia, the public art think tank. The events are part of the implementation of the Arts Council’s public art development programme.
Public Art and Self-Organisation
Swansea Metropolitan University
Monday 25th June 2012: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Click here for further information about Public Art and Self-Organisation and to book a place.
Public Art and Regeneration
Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
Wednesday 4th July 2012: 9.30am to 4.30pm
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Public Art Professional Development Seminars
During 2009 and 2010, ixia worked with Situations, Places Matter! and Arts Council England to develop and deliver two series of Seminars in order to disseminate its research and encourage networking and debate. The Seminars were devised for artists, curators, public art consultants and representatives of public and private sector organisations that promote and commission public art. In addition to hearing from speakers, attendees were encouraged to engage actively in discussions and to reflect upon their own work in relation to the issues discussed.
Each Seminar cost £60 per person, including refreshments and lunch.
For detailed information about what the content of each Seminar involved, please click on the Seminar titles below. You will be directed to either the ixia or Places Matter! websites.
“What Public Art Needs Now!”
ixia and Situations developed a series of groundbreaking Seminars framed by a provocative response to the statement: “What Public Art Needs Now!”
The Seminars examined different aspects of emergent and alternative models of contemporary public art commissioning by focusing on the role of the curator/commissioner within an exemplary international public art project. Organised through informal illustrated presentations, group discussions and critical responses, the three Seminars provided attendees with the opportunity to hear from, and question, the commissioners behind the projects, the artists and other participants involved, and respondents from the contemporary public art sector.
Details of the Seminars and more information about the Seminars’ content can be found by clicking on the Seminar titles below. You will be directed to either the ixia or Places Matter! websites. All the Seminars were sold out!
Places Matter! and Arts Council England partnered with ixia to deliver a series of Seminars throughout the north-west of England. The Seminars enabled attendees to reflect upon contemporary public art practice and to develop their understanding of specific contexts and issues which support and influence the delivery of public art.
The Seminar above was also part of “What Public Art Needs Now!” and was developed with Situations.
Public Art and Building Schools for the Future (BSF)
Seminar Location: Urbis, Manchester
Date: Wednesday 27th January 2010, 10am – 4pm
For detailed information about the content of each Seminar, please click on the Seminar titles above. You will be directed to either the ixia or Places Matter! websites.