The new public art demands and invites communication and the engagement of others. Mary Jane Jacobs

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The Right to Flight

For the first ever solo art commission for the Bold Tendencies Summer Programme in the disused multi-storey car park in Peckham, artist and writer James Bridle will present 'The Right to Flight' launching a giant military balloon from the roof of the car park. Attached to the balloon will be a variety of payloads, from darknet routers to aerial cameras, with the results of its experiments shared publicly and online. The project will run from the 19th of June to the 21st of September 2014.

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Scene on a Navigable River


'A Bathymetric Atlas of the English Lake District' on show at Locus+


An English Landscape More news

Case studies

Emerald Laser Lawn, Dan Corson, 2007 Huzienga Plaza, Broward County, Florida, USA. Green lasers at low level playing out patterns across the lawn. Photo: Dan Corson.

Broward Lighting Project

Broward Lighting Project was an art commission in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, comprising two related light–artworks by the Seattle-based artist Dan Corson. The artist overcame a number of difficulties to make the project successful.

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Coventry Phoenix Initiative


Moorfields Eye Hospital More case studies


Banksy, Park Street, Bristol. Photo: Mark Luck

Public Art and Planning

Updated in June 2009, Public Art South West commissioned a new guide by their Planning Associate, Mark Luck. The report promotes a range of planning led approaches for securing the integration of public art, both within key development schemes and through the delivery of public realm improvements.

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Positive Places, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Public Art Programme

Policies and guidance

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Public Art Strategy


Commissioning Guidelines: Modus Operandi More resources

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