Workshop at Then/Now Public Art Symposium
02/01/17A symposium on public art, place-making, heritage and ecology on the 9th day of December 2016 occuring between 9.30am – 5pm at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gallery, The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow G4 9SS
Contributors include: Matt Baker, ts Beall, Robbie Coleman, Minty Donald, Chris Fremantle, Nic Green, Dee Heddon, Jo Hodges, Lee Ivett, Graham Jeffrey and Carl Lavery.
How can public art engage productively and critically with:
—the ecology of a place and environmental change
—multiple and contradictory interpretations and uses of place
—social and cultural change
—ideas of time, ‘permanent’ and ‘temporary’ public art?
Who or what are the public(s) in public art?
Who or what are the authors of public art?
The symposium takes the public art project, THEN/NOW (www.then-now.org), as a stimulus to debate these questions in relation to public art practice and commissioning. It aims to bring together artists, curators, commissioners, heritage and environment professionals, planners, architects, thinkers and publics to ask, what can public art do?