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Alight install shot

Alight, Cardiff

Admiral Group, Stoford Developments and EMP Projects have announced the unveiling of a significant new public artwork for Cardiff city centre. Following a competitive process, artist S Mark Gubb was commissioned to realise his proposal, ‘Alight’ - a 10 metre tall, freestanding, illuminated, steel and glass lightning bolt that will be sited outside Admiral's new eleven-storey offices in Cardiff city centre. The work is currently being installed and the official unveiling will take place on Wednesday the 17th of December from 6 to 7pm.

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Biofuels Project


South Walney - Cumbria Wildlife Trust consultation events


Cities in a Climate of Change: Public Art and Environmental and Social Ecologies conference More news

Case studies

Entrance to Oxbridge Home Zone, Lowestoft, 2003. Photo: Les Bicknell.

Oxbridge Homezone

The Oxbridge Home Zone in Lowestoft is one of over sixty Home Zone projects across England but the only one to have employed a lead visual artist as a member of its professional team.

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Advanced Water Treatment Plant


Art at the Centre, Reading


Lead Artists on Design Teams More case studies


The Saltley Geyser by David Cotterrell. Commissioned by Shillam+ Smith Architecture and Urbanism. Photo: Grant Smith.

Consultation in Public Art Practice

‘Consultation’ within a public art commission can vary as widely as the nature of public art commissioning itself. This information sheet aims to highlight good examples and creative ways of working.

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Reflections on Collaboration - Feasibility and Sustainability

Contracts and copyright

Public Art Commissions - Good Practice

Policies and guidance

Landcom Public Art Guidelines, New South Wales, Australia More resources

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