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The University of Bristol has unveiled Hollow, a permanent public artwork by the artist Katie Paterson with architects Zeller & Moye, produced by Situations. Hollow is sited at Royal Fort Gardens in Bristol, UK and will be open to the public from dawn until dusk, all year round.

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The People's Canopy: An Architizer A+ Awards Finalist


Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenario


RA Family Album, 2016 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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The Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bristol


The Blue House, lJburg, Amsterdam


Wellspring Healthy Living Centre More case studies


Animal Wall, Gitta Gschwendtner. Cardiff Bay housing development. Photo: Safle

Guidelines for Commissioning and Selecting Artists and Craftspeople

The selection of an artist or craftsperson for a public art commission should be an intriguing and exciting task but it can also be fraught with difficulties.

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The healthcare sector

When the Architects Leave: Maintaining artwork in the hospital environment

Advice for artists

Insurance for Artists


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