Where public art really fails is not where there is negative publicity but rather where there is indifference. Toby Dennett, Director, Sculptors' Society of Ireland

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Hollington & Kyprianou: The Castle

Launching in association with Folkestone Fringe, Hoodwink’s new commission by artist duo Hollington & Kyprianou, populates the town’s Wilko Hardware Store to create an oddly different retail experience. While customers shop for homeware products, they might stumble upon subtle and less subtle interventions linking the history and practice of art production with that of home improvement. 'The Castle' is a shifting, changing homage to the everyday and ordinary of 2014, overlapping the language of the museum and gallery with that of the retail environment at the point where sculpture, product design and branding intersect.

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Bristol Biennial 2014: Crossing the Line


This Is Not A Gateway


The Farrell Review - Progress Report 01 More news

Case studies

Yuko Shiraishi, Wall painting, 2007, at The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre at Moorfields Hospital, London. Photo: Yuko Shirashi.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Public art consultants Art Office commissioned Samantha Bryan, Lucy Casson and Yuko Shiraishi to create artworks for a new children’s eye centre at Moorfields Hospital, London.

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Barking Town Centre Artscape


The Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bristol


Wellspring Healthy Living Centre More case studies


shillyshallyfence by Walter Jack (2006) at Frome Children's Centre.  Photo: Walter Jack.

Funding: Sources for Public Art

This section offers listings of a wide variety of sources of funding for public art, with contact details. The information is regularly checked and updated.

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Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Public Art Strategy


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