Organised by Situations, at the University of the West of England, in partnership with Bristol City Council this event offers the opportunity to hear from some of Europes most pioneering curators, artists and art producers working in the public realm today. This distinguished group have participated in LOCATING THE PRODUCERS, a three-year European research project led by GWR Research Fellow, Dr. Paul ONeill at Situations in collaboration with ProjectBase and University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Art.
This discussion sees the culmination of intense research into five exemplary public art projects: The Blue House (Het Blauwe Huis), IJburg, The Netherlands (2004-09); Beyond, Leidsche Rijn, The Netherlands (1999-09); Trekroner Art Plan, Roskilde, Denmark (2001-on-going); Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (on-going since 1999) and The Edgware Road Project, London (2009-11). The discussion will look at how these longer-term, cumulative approaches to producing art works and projects outside museums and galleries have emerged in stark contrast to the short-term festival or parachuting of artists into specific places.
Jonathan Banks, Chief Executive of ixia, the public art think tank.
Kerstin Bergendal - Artist-Commissioner, Trekroner Art Plan.
Tom van Gestel - Commissioner, Beyond and SKOR, Amsterdam.
Janna Graham - Curator of Edgware Road, London.
Jeanne van Heeswijk - Artist-curator, The Blue House, Ijburg.
Alistair Hudson - Co-Director, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria.
Aldo Rinaldi - Senior Public Art Officer, Bristol City Council.
Dr. Mick Wilson - Dean of GradCam, Dublin.