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.

Urban design

RUDI: Placemaking 2008, cover image (detail)

Placemaking (2008)

A synthesis of professional practice and case studies about better living environments. A review of the key issues and challenges placemaking professionals face at the beginning of 2008, with project examples showing how these have been innovatively approached.

Find out more

Towards an Urban Renaissance (1999) By Design - Urban Design in the Planning System: Towards Better Practice (2000) Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. II : Recoveries and Reclamations (2003) More urban design


The Angel of the North, Gateshead, by Antony Gormley, 1998

Public Art Since 1950 (2006)

This beautifully illustrated book by Lynn F. Pearson reveals the history of postwar public art and provides a detailed guide to nearly two hundred of the most interesting and accessible works in United Kingdom

Find out more

Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives (2008) The Lure of the Local: The Sense of Place in a Multicultural Society (1998) The Lure Of The Local (1997) More critiques

Practical guides

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park, Chicago. Photo: Justin Lightly/Photographer's Choice RF.

The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions (2008)

Learn exactly how to build a career in the world of public art. Artists at every career level will discover tips for the best ways to find, apply for, and win public art commissions.

Find out more

Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places (1988) Mural Manual (3rd Edition: 1991) Educated about Public Art (2001) More practical guides

 Fast Find

Go to specific information related to you.

 Join our elist