Public art can put the emotion back into the built environment. PASW

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 ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

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ixia’s Public Art Survey 2015

ixia has launched its fourth annual survey into public art in the UK. Respondents are asked to provide ixia with their answers to a set of questions about public art.

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Public Art Commission, Remembering Eleanor Rathbone – Greenbank Park, Liverpool


Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios


idle women announce new floating arts centre More news

Case studies

General view of Laycock Park and Nose Creek, Calgary, Canada. Photo: Westhoff Engineering Resources, Inc.

Utilities and Environmental Protection Department, Calgary - Report 1

This case study is the first of three reports over the next twelve months, following two projects being realised under the innovative Public Art Plan adopted by The City of Calgary’s Utilities and Environmental Protection Department, in Canada.

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Stour Valley Art Project


Quarry 2


Electric Wharf More case studies


Flash@Hebburn - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne. Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson

Public Art Commissions - Good Practice

This paper has been commissioned by Public Art South West from Henry Lydiate, a barrister who has specialised in the law relating to the visual arts since 1978. This paper explores key lessons learned from artists, commissioners and art lawyers who have experience of these matters over many years.

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The healthcare sector

When the Architects Leave: Maintaining artwork in the hospital environment


Art at the Met Office


Commissioning Guidelines More resources

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