Art is language and public art is public speech. Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

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Lost Tour Guide: Experiment II, Carron Crag, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

Lost & Found, Grizedale Forest,

Forest Art Works announces the launch of Lost & Found? an exhibition by Edwina fitzPatrick, which 

explores Grizedale Forest’s contribution to sited artwork over the last four decades, examining how the past and ongoing artwork might be revealed and disseminated through an ‘archive’. Running 12th April 2014 - 29th June 2014 at Grizedale Forest.

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Shock, Awe and Ellipsis: art and climate change


The Marsh Award 2014 call for nominations


Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health: Mike White More news

Case studies

Concept feature lighting proposal for 'Solar Pergola' by Nayan Kulkarni with Paul Winton of Whitelaw Turkington Ashford Ring Road, Ashford, Kent.

Breaking Boundaries - The Ashford Ring Road

A number of artists have worked in Ashford as part of design teams over the last two years, in an ambitious scheme to transform a 1970s ring road into a series of pedestrian-friendly two-way streets.

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Making Waves


Spacemakers, Hartcliffe, Bristol


Lead Artists on Design Teams More case studies


Completed subway lighting installation: 'Light-waves'; stainless steel and LED lighting; Raphael Daden; 2006; Barking Town Centre Artscape, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Commissioning Guidelines

Vivien Lovell, Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants has developed detailed guidelines for commissioning public art; a vital checklist for anyone starting on a new project.

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How artists can work with design teams on capital projects: An Arts Consultant's Perspective


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