Public Art Now event.
16th and 17th July 2014.
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and the National Sculpture Factory are delighted to be working with Cork City Arts Office and the Office of Public Works to present a two day event on public art, with a keynote by Claire Doherty (Director of Situations, UK) and a master class by the Situations team, for artists and commissioners looking at emerging and growing trends within International public art commissioning.
Keynote by Claire Doherty, 4-5 .30. Open to the Public and Free
Commissioner / Producer Masterclasses
Booking and application process will be announced on June 13th. Limited capacity
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the National Public Art Guidelines, and this two-day event will offer an opportunity for in-depth conversations about international directions & developments in the commissioning of public art.
The event will commence with Claire Doherty director of the public art program, Situations, in Bristol UK detailing her latest work 'The New Rules of Public Art'.
On Day 2, two intensive master-classes, one for artists and one for commissioners.
Claire Doherty is a curator, writer, and educator who investigates new and unconventional models of curatorial practice. Doherty is the Founder and Director of Situations, a commissioning and research program based at the University of West England in Bristol. Situations commissions artists’ projects, often outside conventional gallery or museum settings, with an emphasis on new forms of public engagement and broad international distribution. She edited Situation (2009), part of the Documents of Contemporary Art series, and Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation (2004). Doherty is a visiting Lecturer in Curating at the Royal College of Art in London and Senior Research Fellow at the University of West England in Bristol.
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts, supporting artists & communities to make outstanding contemporary collaborative art.
The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an organisation which provides and promotes a supportive and enabling environment for the making of art and the realisation of creative projects. We actively support artists and their practice through residencies, lecture programmes, cultural exchanges, master classes and professional development workshops
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