Public Art Web Links
links no longer checked as no further work is being done on this website. Sites referenced below will inevitably move or be deleted. If you have any difficulty with a particular link please
e-mail me at D.C.Ball@shu.ac.uk and I will amend this page of the website accordingly.
Discussions and Exhibitions
- Aesthetic Grounds Public Art / Public Space. Blog by Glen Weiss, public art consultant living in Florida. New material posted Sundays and Thursdays.
An Australian art network. Some aspects of the site difficult to navigate,
but contains interesting educational material on public
art for students
- Exhibition of the work of Michael
Dan Archer. Djanogly
Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham; 26
February - 10 April, 2005.
Art Review. National
magazine published in the USA twice a year from 1989 onwards. Official site.
Back numbers represented by a cover image and short article descriptions.
Current issue by a short article.
- Link to St
Petersburg Times Online. for the latest article (March 12, 2004) on Bradley
Arthur's sculpture made from stainless steel and recycled metal from the Hillsborough
County, Florida's Gun Buy-Back program. This time the dispute would seem to
have been resolved.
- Link to http://www.weeklyplanet.com/
for a follow-up article (January 8, 2004) on Bradley Arthur's sculpture made
from stainless steel and recycled metal from the Hillsborough County, Florida's
Gun Buy-Back program. Corrosion of the gun-metal has led to legal disputes
between the artist and the authorities. The conflict remains unresolved.
Arthur and Florida County.
US dispute over weathered state of an installed sculpture. Article in the
St. Petersburg Times: September 2003.
- Matt Haslam Website. A UK-based
town planner and urban designer with interests in design, architecture and
art. Site no longer in existance - September 2006.
Land Marks": public art, community, and the meaning of place.
An exhibition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between February 10
- April 14, 2001.
Maintenance of Public Artworks": Article by Daniel Grant from 'Sculpture'
Magazine September 2000
Conference on European Sculpture Parks and Symposia: 8-10 September 2000
the waterfront" the on-line magazine on waterfronts, publicart, urban
development and civic participation. Published by the Public Art Observatory,
University of Barcelona.
Sculpture Web. Research, photos and text from the Public Art Observatory,
University of Barcelona
Abramson Nikitin: 'Making Public Art Work'. Expanded version of the article
which originally appeared in the April 2000 issue of Sculpture Magazine (see
City of bits
.. and pieces' by Richard Brecknock, Cultural Planning
and Urban Art Consultant in Australia. One of a series of articles and conference
papers available from Brecknock Consulting's website under "Downloads".
'De Arte' 53 (April 1996). Online journal from the University of South
Contains two articles on British outdoor sculpture projects:
- 'Popularising public sculpture
in Britain. From landscape gardens to forest trails' by Elizabeth Rankin
looks at Grizedale Forest, Haldon Wood (Essex) and the St Peter's Riverside
- 'Stand and stare: art in
the Forest of Dean -- initiatives for South Africa?' by Wendy Ross
- Hall, T. and Robertson, I. (2001)
'Public art and urban regeneration: advocacy, claims and critical debates'
Landscape Research, Vol. 26, No. 1: 5 - 26. (No longer available online)
An article by Geoff Wright & John Blakemore from 'Urban Design Quarterly'
(Issue 54, 1995) discussing Victoria Square, Birmingham.
Art: Whose Version of History?' Article by Diana Scott from the Albion
Monitor about the controversy surrounding the proposed relocation of a monument
in San Francisco
Art Index. An annotated bibliography of 131 magazine articles on Public
Art and related themes from 1969-94, compiled by David Harding, department
of Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art.
Urban Space Projects. "Creative network, based in Bristol but with
a national membership, which generates web-based projects, exhibitions and
other events in the interface between public art, cultural policy, planning
and architecture. It also undertakes and evaluates public art and related
projects, publishes position papers and conducts research."
Public Art from Specific
- Links to Artists with public
artworks in Sheffield
Bebbington. UK sculptor, based in the N.W. Website features public
and private commissions and other details of her work. Recent work in
Sheffield - not yet on our site.
Bermejo. Artist's web site. Sculptor in stone of some of our favourite
pieces in Sheffield.
Broadbent. Artist's web site.
Boyle. Artist's web site. Working with dry-stonewalling techniques.
Carruthers. Artist's web site
Johnson. Website for Hilary Cartmel and Michael Johnson. Still under
Chapman. Sculptor for the figures on the refurbished Cholera
Monument (recommended for the 2006 Marsh Award for excellence in public
sculpture). Artist's website.
Lund. Artist/Blacksmith. Metalgarden pages.
Green. "Sheffield as it wasn't": an exhibition of 'virtual' public
art in Sheffield by the artist and architect Cedric Green. (First exhibited
at the Mappin Art Gallery in 1977 as part of a group exhibition.
Mayne. Artist's web site. Materials range from mild and stainless
steel, bronze, cast-iron and stone. Site-specific landmark sculptures
and city centre improvement schemes to smaller more intimate pieces.
Pytel. Artist's web site. Metal sculptor of "birds and beasts".
Images of various pieces of work, contact details, and a page about the
Tietze. Artist's web site.
Waplington. Artist's web site. Contains images of his paintings.
Woodall. Artist's web site. Contains text and images of public artwork
and prints and also original music.
UK artists' database. For full details see below.
Contains information on artists with work in Sheffield.
- Other Individual Artists or
Public Art Pieces
"AlbanyMural is a group of formally educated artists committed to the
design and execution of enduring works of quality trompe l'oeil painting."
Based in Albany, NY. Site with images, text, mission statement, and contact
Andersson. Artist's own site. Text, images - includes the first talking
sculpture in Finland, and a temporary piece at Public Arts in Wakefield,
Dan Archer. Artist's web site. Images.
- Exhibition of the work of Michael
Dan Archer. Djanogly
Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham; 26 February
- 10 April, 2005.
Armanjani. Link to a page on the Waterfront Esplanade, New York
S. Arnold. (Sculptor/Stone Carver, based in the USA) Public Sculptures,
based in USA
Ltd. The work of Peter Fink and Igor Marko. Nicely designed site with
details of many of the projects they have been involved with. Many of their
projects involve the use of light. Recommended.
@ the art of change'. A visual arts organization concerned with the
issues of change; founded by Peter Dunn in July 2001. Includes projects
in London and Portsmouth. Images and text - details of a number of projects.
UK artists' database. "Axis is an online database, presenting information
on over 4,000 artists and over 16,000 images of their work, covering a wide
range of areas, including public and environmental art. It can be accessed
via www.axisartists.org.uk. You can either search online yourself, or contact
Axis with your requirements and let them undertake a search for you and
forward details of suitable artists, for which there is a nominal cost."
Baker. (Kinetic Sculptor, based in the USA) work in the USA, Japan and
Barrett, an environmental artist/sculptor based in the north east. Site
contains maps, photographs and text.
Barton. UK-based artist. Land-art sculptures, garden-art sculpture and
Consultancy and Design Work for both public and private clients. Text and
Bebbington. UK sculptor, based in the N.W. Website features public and
private commissions and other details of her work. Work in Sheffield, Manchester,
Leeds, Belfast and Bristol.
Berman. See under Incisive
S. Berry. Based in
Arizona, US. Public art, sculpture, furniture and design. Includes examples
of street furniture projects. Images and some text.
Bews. Nice site devoted
to the work of Diane Gorvin & Philip Bews, based in the Forest of Dean,
UK. Images and text including commissioning and manufacturing details. Lots
of useful information. Work sited in a variety of UK locations including
a lot in the North-West of England and several pieces in London's docklands.
Bigger. UK-based sculptor's website. Work in stainless steel for corporate
clients and others. Has made landmark sculptures for developments in a variety
of locations including Leeds, Wigan, Reading, Staines, Hamilton and Wolverhampton.
Clearly designed site.
Black. Website of this USA-based sculptor at a new URL. Straightforward
design with text, good quality images and effective video clips with some
Bogside Artists. Comprehensive site showcasing the work of a group of
men from the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland. Shows murals and street
art. Text, images, artists' statements and links to other related sites.
Site hosted by University of Ulster. A second site with more information
on the artists can be found at http://www.bogsideartists.com/
Boyesen. UK-based artist. Recent work includes a piece in the centre
of Doncaster. Nicely designed site - needs updating.
Brandis. UK-based artist's own website: featuring Architectural Ceramics
and Mosaics for Public and Private Commissions. Work in a variety of public
settings. Images and text. Work from 1988 to the present.
Bullock. US sculptor, based in San Francisco area, with work sited in
a number of public spaces. Site includes images, and short descriptions.
Bunkley. Website of this New Zealand-based sculptor. Images but not
a lot of text. Contains some virtual public art.
site by Italian artist. Includes interventionist work using posters on advertising
hoarding in public spaces.
Richard Caink. British sculptor carving from the tree. Work at Grizedale,
on the Irwell Trail,
and in many other public locations. Images and text.
artist. "... Large-scale public installations ranging from architectural
sculpture to infrastructure design". Excellent site with portfolio,
profile, publications and an extremely useful section dealing with the process
of commissioning a work from the artist.
Foundation for Public Art. USA-based. Their comprehensive web site describes
them as a 'nonprofit organization dedicated to the placement of metal sculptures
in public places for the enjoyment of all'. Features the work of sculptor
Stephen Charnock. Ceramics artist based in Lancashire, UK. Site includes
public work, images, text, links to relevant sites and more. He is currently
engaged with a commission for the Irwell
Sculpture Trail in Bacup, Lancashire.
Garten Studio. Based in Marina del Rey, California, USA. Practice constructing
art within complex urban contexts and landscapes. Nice website with a variety
of projects on view located in a number of different States. Also a number
of detailed images looking at various different materials used in their
Clear III and Bonnie Turner. The Art of Life website. Murals and Mosaics
from US-based artists. Images include site views.
Codling. Artist based in the South of England. Permanent and semi-permanent
artworks. Site includes information on specific pieces, consultation processes,
methods of working and more. Images include installation shots, and work
with members of the public. Interesting and useful.
Condron. UK-based sculptor.
Site includes images, information on each piece, design and commission details
and lcoation maps for sculptures. Work sited in the South-East of England,
Birmingham and Dudley.
Cookson and Rory McNally.This web site is an introduction to the outdoor
public artworks of Chloe Cookson and Rory McNally. Includes The Batley Bats.
Cooper. Web site with details of themes and designs for various projects.
Cpajak. Yugoslavia-born sculptor now working in Italy. Web site: public
work still under construction, but has a great page of links to other sculptors
Crummy - based in Edinburgh.
Mural work and other projects. Text and images.
Culture Company - based in Huddersfield, UK. New visual art and new
media commissioning agency. Work includes the new Bus Shelters on Manchester
Road, Bradford. These include new digital technology elements. Text and
a few images.
Dahlsen. Australian artist working, in part, with found and recycled
Dawson Associates. Based in Workington, Cumbria, UK. Designers and manufacturers
of internal and external architectural metalwork. Work located in the UK,
Europe, the Middle East and Singapore. Images but little information on
de Maria. Page from the Dia Center for the Arts pages.
de Maria. 'The Lightning Field'. An
article by Mary Carroll Nelson: from The Collector's Guide Online.
Donahue. sculptor based in California, US. Twelve public art projects
with an image and a short discussion by the artist on each piece.
Duffy. A series of pages publicising
the work of this US-based sculptor. Text and images.
Fagan. A series of pages publicising the work of this US-based sculptor.
(This site being redesigned: 16.5.2002)
Faesser. Quirky site showing the work of this Swiss-based artist. Includes
a couple of examples of sculptural railings or grilles.
Farrington. Sculptor - UK-based. Personal accounts of construction and
history of his public art pieces. Includes a separate section on seating.
Images and text.
- Andrew Findlay. Artist Blacksmith resident in Herefordshire, UK. Site shows a mixture of private and public work .
Finn. American urban folk artist. Site covers his work in Louisville
Fisher. Maze Design Website
FitzGibbons. American artist - often uses fibre-optics, mixed materials
etc. Basic text and lots of images. Site also includes Pyro-Sculpture Performances.
Form Arts Trust. National Charity dating from 1975 and based in London.
It " .. combines the skills of artists and architects on projects involving
local people in the urban regeneration process." The website includes
details of projects and case studies with images and text.
Green. British artist working ".. mainly in public art/environmental
projects, functional earthworks and sculptures, the redesign of landfill
sites - in both urban and rural landscapes ..." Site specific work,
using a very wide range of materials. Work mainly sited in the UK, but some
overseas. Some work on a very large scale. Images and text.
Grevatte. Artist's web site. Text and images. Details of commissions,
projects and other work. CV and studio pages.
Goldsworthy. Sheepfold Project, Cumbria. This project started in January
1996 and by April 2003, when it finished, had resulted in 46 sheep folds.
The website give map references, images and site information for many of
these, as well as information about the project in general.
Gormley. 'The Angel of the North', Gateshead - comprehensive site produced
by Gateshead Council.
'Angel of the North', Gateshead. Text and images from Jeremy Beach's
excellent PMSA website.
Gorvin. Nice site devoted to the work of Diane Gorvin & Philip Bews,
based in the Forest of Dean, UK. Images and text including commissioning
and manufacturing details. Lots of useful information. Work sited in a variety
of UK locations including a lot in the North-West of England and several
pieces in London's docklands.
Gould . Studio Ceramics and Public Art. Based in Carmarthenshire, Wales,
UK. Images and a lot of background information. Several of the public projects
involve working with schools.
Harber. Prolific work includes sun-dials, sculptures and water features. Studio based in the UK but pieces sited both in the UK and Internationally.
Images, news, press releases, corporate art, list of clients and testimonials and much more. Web site in several languages including Arabic and Russian.
Harries and Lajos Héder. USA-based artists. Very comprehensive site
with a lot of detailed information and good images. Their artwork, full
of variety and humour, is sub-divided into different categories: 'Parks,
zoos', 'Transportation' and 'Water projects' etc. Highly recommended site.
Hayes Sculptor based
in Coventry, CT, USA. Artist's web site. Work is photographed while sited
in "sculpture fields" around the artist's home.
Hedge. Stone Carver, based in Cambridge, UK. Own website with portfolio:
images and some text.
Hickman. USA-based artist. Work often uses glass; including the ceiling
of 72nd Street Subway Station, New York. Own website with public work, archives,
film and performance work, press cuttings: still and moving images and text.
Higgins. USA- based, most public work in Alaska. Photos and text showing
installation as well as finished work and proposals. Details of some siting
problems due to remote locations.
- Harvey Hood. Berllanderi Sculpture workshops based in the Usk Valley, near Raglan, South Wales.
Horsley. W web site for this New Zealand-born artist, based in London.
Text and images. Commssion details. Appears elsewhere on this site with
a piece in Doncaster.
Ibbeson. Website for
S. Yorkshire-based UK Sculptor. Work includes statues of Eric Morecambe,
Cary Grant, William Webb Ellis, a Miners' memorial in Barnsley and a monument
to the Jarrow Marchers. Images and commission details.
Letterwork. Formed in 1988 by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling.
They focus "on large scale architectural inscriptions and word sculpture".
Their website shows exhibition details, a client list with links to pages
showing their work as well as an introduction to Incisive Letterwork.
Judah. The web site for this artist includes information on Linkbridge
2000 a Sustrans National Cycle Network Public Arts Programme project at
Woolwich Dockyard Estate, London.
Kapoor. 'Sky Mirror' at Nottingham Playhouse. Photographs and related
information and digital artwork by Jeanie Finlay.
Kaslow. USA- based, moving pages include commission details and images
Kent. UK-based. Work in wood sited in a wide variety of outside locations.
- Andrew Leicester. British artist,
trained in Manchester, now lives and works in the USA. Two sites containing
Madre and the G-Nome
Project. Images and text.
Lorenson. USA-based, pages include a piece in Chicago. Illinois
McDonald. Australian artist based in Byron Bay, NSW. Sculptural public
art and placemaking. Materials used include steel, wood and cermaics. Text
Mach: TRAIN Brick train installed on land formally recognised as being
part of the original Darlington - Stockton railway, in Co. Durham, UK. Page
produced before installation. Also information and images of some other
pieces by Mach. See also our own
slides on this piece.
McKenna. Sculptor's website. It details public artwork and some private commissions produced by John McKenna since 1990. Most recently completed piece is The Brownhills Colossus, a 40 ft high memorial of a miner, commissioned by Walsall MBC in 2005. John McKenna and associates at Art for Architecture are based in Ayrshire, Scotland. His work is located throughout the UK.
Mallock. UK-based artist
with publicly sited work in England and France. Many sculptures on military
Margetts. Website of sculptor and metalworker. Features include public
sculpture and public gates and entrance features. Images and titles.
Mason. Sculptor based in the UK. First commissions in the mid 1970's.
Has worked with a wide variety of materials and methods of construction
Matthews. Sculptor based in the UK. Images of sculptures and drawings,
CV and some basic details. Work at Bilston, Goodwood Sculpture Park, Grizedale
Forest and on Sustrans cyclepaths.
Medwedeff. Sculptor based in Illinois, US. Twenty years of site-specific
architectural ironwork, furniture, and sculpture.
- Jean-Bernard METAIS. French artist. Website contains photographs and text, in French, detailing work over the last 25 years, both realised and proposed.
Moakes. UK-based artist. Small website. Some information on projects
from Rochdale and Dunstable with photographs of four other pieces and contact
still under development.
Myklebust. Interesting website of Minneapolis-based sculptor
working with Stanton G. Sears.
As well as images and text of their work the site includes a section on
processes, a discussion forum and short articles on aspects of public art.
Natsoulas. Life-size ceramic figures. Images and text.
Neighbour. Canadian sculptor. Publicly sited projects involving considerable
local contributions to the making of the work. Images, text, video clips
and press cuttings.
Nowakowski. British-based sculptor. Site includes work as lead artist,
consultant or independent artist. Images and text.
Parfitt. A catalogue of sculpture by this artist working in the South
of England. Images and text. Includes macquettes, sketches and commission
details. Nicely designed site.
Packer. UK-based (Bristol)
artist/designer working in metal and other media. Work includes sculptures,
railings, grilles and a footbridge. Images and text.
Design. A design - manufacture - installation company based in the UK.
Work includes public art projects. Images but very little text.
Paulsen. Sculptor based in the US. Course Leader - Towson University
Dept of Art , Baltimore, Maryland. Work located in England, Scotland, Germany,
China, and the United States of America. Includes work on the Sustrans
Bath-Bristol Cycle Path.
Peace. UK-based artist's website, which includes a number of publicly
sited commissions with images illustrating construction and installation
as well as the finished pieces.
Peever. UK-based calligrapher and sculptor. Artist's website shows a
wide variety of work, including collaborations with poets. Images and text.
Nicely designed site.
Pegler. British glyptic sculptor. Public work in Birmingham, Derby and
Basingstoke. Photos and some text.
A. Point. Coast Salish artist from
West Coast Canada. Information on Coast Salish native peoples and their
art. Text and images of Susan Point's public and other work in glass, wood
Potter. Web site for
artist with extensive public artworks in the UK. Work using a variety of
media. Text and images. Cv and "Simple Guide to a Successful Public Art
- The Red Dot Boys. Large painted
red dots. Located throughout the US. [Site no longer
Reynolds. "a UK
based sculptor who specialises in public art but has interests and skills
in many other art and design forms including environmental design, functional
design and fine art." Site includes some recent work (September 2005)
in the Rotherham area and also designs for bike racks and street furniture.
John Robinson. Public sculpture at Bangor University and relationship
between the sculptor and the Centre for the Popularisation of Mathematics
at the University. Images, text and links to mathematics pages.
Schon. Public sculptures often located in Boston, Mass. area.
Scheuermann. Some public sculptures by this artist working from Michaelangelo
Studio in Birmingham.
Scott Public Art. Company formed by And Scott based in the West of Glasgow,
Scotland. Images, text and news on recent commissions.
G. Sears. Interesting website of Minneapolis-based sculptor working
with Andrea Myklebust. As
well as images and text of their work the site includes a section on processes,
a discussion forum and short articles on aspects of public art. Recommended.
Shaw. The Police Box - Art Project in Glasgow, March 1997
Simpson. Seattle-based artist. Artist's website showing complex, many-faceted,
work engaging with public spaces. Highly recommended.
Smith. Seattle-based sculptor. Text and images.
Jo Sowell. US (California-based) sculptor. Artist's own website. Includes
public art projects in Emeryville, CA. notably "Neighborhood
Convergence" (2004) an interesting joint piece with painter M.
Louise Stanley and lighting designer Jeremy Hamm.
Spiczka. Minnesota-based sculptor. Work in a number of locations in
the USA. Text, images, resume, links pages.
Stefanov. Canadian-based sculptor and environmental installations artist.
Work in Canada and Europe.
Stirling. See under Incisive
Tacha Professor of Art, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. Website includes
details of many public art projects with images and text. Her work can also
be seen on the Ohio
Outdoor Sculpture Inventory.
- Richard Thornton Artist's own website. Public art team led by Thornton. Details of sculpture and other projects. Work in Chesterfield, Birkenhead, Blackburn, Bradford, Cambourne, Lincoln, Thames Gateway. Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Todorov Lateral Arts Artist - works in Bulgaria. Also available on Royal British Society of Sculptors web site
Turner and Clifford Clear III. The Art of Life website. Murals and Mosaics
from US-based artists. Images include site views.
Turrell. James Turrell : Roden Crater website. Also contains material
on Turrell's life and work and pages showing "historic observatoires, monuments
and contemporary land art". Text, essays and images. Recommended.
Ucchino. Italian sculptor's website. Images and some text. Work includes
a series of Madonnas and another of donkeys. Often uses stainless steel.
Vans. UK-based sculptor working in stone. Public and other sculpture
from 1988 onwards.
van Santen. Website for this Amsterdam-based artist which includes light-pieces
situated in public spaces. Technical information and drawings, images and
Vigeland. Site devoted to the sculptor, which includes an interactive
map of Vigeland Park. Far fewer images than on a site devoted to the Park
Buffet. Art group specializing in public arts. Enjoy their site.
Weiss. Page devoted to a new sculpture at California State University,
Chico. Text and images.
Williams. Sculptor in granite working from Barre Sculpture Studios of
Barre, Vermont, USA. Produces "figurative works for monument retailers,
churches and civic organizations throughout the Northeast US". Site contains
detailed case studies of different types of project.
Williamson. Sculptor working in stone from Cumbria, UK. Engaged in "Public
art with training for the community". Photographs of his work and information
on current projects. Another website of his work exists here. Work located in the UK and the USA.
F. Wilson. Comprehensive site of his work, with text, photos, commission
details, work in progress and CV. Works sited in Scotland and the North-East
and Sites. UK-based company, formed in 1997, consisting of Stephen Hodge,
Simon Persighetti, Phil Smith & Cathy Turner. Some of their projects
include guided walks and other site-based art work. Projects for the Courtauld
in London and the city of Exeter. Site includes descriptions, some images
and an interactive element for the Exeter project.
T. Young. Sculptor who creates large scale outdoor public artworks.
He has work in 25 cities in the US and also teaches Sculpture and Public
Art at the University of Washington. He has a secondary area of specialization
in International Public Art and the Public Art of China. Text and photos.
Nature Corporation. Consultancy
firm specialising in environmental work. Artworks shown on their site are
from several different continents. Images, text and statement about the corporation.
Directory of Sculpture Parks. Wonderful site with links to over 400 different
sites world-wide. Developed by Benbow Bullock,
- United Kingdom
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA). Site includes the
information on the association and particularly their National Recording
Project and Save Our Sculpture initiative.
OUTSiDE. Commercial website with a page of links to outdoor art locations
in the UK from their Parks and Gardens page.
Artscape. The A13 Artscape stretches along approximately 6km of the
A13 Trunk Road in the east London borough of Barking and Dagenham. A wonderful
introductory 'page' leads to well designed site containing images and text.
Information includes details on funding (which included the largest Arts
Council National Lottery Award to a public art project to date) and on specific
artworks and about the project in general. Local residents are encouraged
to contribute on-line in a variety of ways.
North. (established within Arts Council England, North East in 1999)
"Commissions North provides a showcase for contemporary public art
commissions in the North of England plus advice, information and brokerage
for clients." Website includes a large showcase of diverse work in
different materials from the North of England. Also includes a Commissioning
Toolkit for clients, and opportunities for artists. Recommended.
(formerly Public Art Forum). Sections of the site include News, Forum Events,
Field Reports, Publications, Research, and Case Studies. Text and some images.
Art for Architecture Award Scheme. Pages from the Royal Society for
the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce website. This section
details their Art for Architecture Project Awards. Contains text, photographs,
proposals, plans and drawings. This scheme is no longer running though the
website still exists. Public
Art South West is now running a successor scheme called PROJECT
- engaging artists in the built environment (2 year pilot phase until March
Cycle Trail Network. Their updated site now has substantial information
and images of the most widespread public art programme in Britain.
and Deane. "Public
Art : Art in the Open": Since 1989 the Borough Council has followed
Percent for Art policy, this local government site shows work made both
before and after this date. Images and text, including a good brief description
of each piece.
Photographs Only. These were taken by A. Remesar of Barcelona's Public Art
Observatory, housed on Aston University website.
An article from 'Urban Design Quarterly' discussing Victoria Square, Birmingham.
Country Route in Bilston. Images and text on site administered by David
Purdie, Landscape Architect involved in the project
West Yorkhire. Sculpture trail. Nice site with a map, text and images
of over 20 different pieces.
Bradford. Bus Shelters on Manchester Road, Bradford. Designed by The
Culture Company based in Huddersfield. Bus Shelters using new digital technology
to entertain and inform. Text and a few images.
'About Bristol': an on-line guide to the city which includes a section on
'sculptures and monuments'. This contains images and information about the
artwork, artist and subject matter. Other sections also contain some public
art information and images.
The public art of the recent development in the centre of Bristol.
Bristol City Council - Public Art Policy: 2000-2003.
Sustrans Cycle Trail. Slides and text from our own archives.
- Bergh Apton Community Sculpture
Trails. Some pages about a biannual sculpture trail that lasts for 'six
days over three weekends'. Location: 8 miles South East of Norwich. Dates,
aims, list of artists and some images. Unfortunately the 2001 event did
not take place because of foot and mouth disease precautions.
[Link not functioning at present]
Lancashire. Some pages from the Bury local government site listing some
pieces from the Irwell Sculpture Trail, a major 30 mile trail which passes
through the Bury local authority area. Includes work by Ulrich Ruckriem,
Edward Allington, and David Kemp. Images link to pages of information about
each piece. See also Stephen
Charnock - an artist currently engaged in a project for the Trail.
Coast to Coast Cycle Route. A web page with information on all artworks
along this National Cycle network route from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth
on the North-East Coast. Links to photos.
The Arts & Regeneration Agency. (Formerly Cardiff Bay Art Trust)
Developing website detailing the work of the agency which is located in
Cardiff. Pages relating to the work of the agency. Details of publications
and exhibitions. Projects pages under construction.
Public Art Trail. Site on Chester City Council's pages. Maps, images
and brief description of each piece. Follow the links from Home > Tourism
and Leisure > Arts > Public Art Trail (not the easiest of navigation
- hint: a second menu bar on the right hand side of the page gives
the last link). The site also includes information on the City's public
Local government site. Art trail with some information on each piece, local
policy outlines,maps and images. Navigation through the site is a bit awkward,
but the work in the town, all recently completed, is varied and interesting.
Some slides from our own archives.
Sculpture Trail. A working forest, Cowleaze Wood, with over 20 sculptures
located within it. Close to Junctions 5 and 6 of the M40. Site under development.
"Founded in 1989, the Trail currently houses around twenty permanent
and temporary works by contemporary artists which are intended to stimulate
debate. The purpose-designed web site will also show the valuable educational
work of the Trail plus outline its intentions, location, history and wildlife
of the wood."
- Cleveland. (Link temporarily
deactivated) The public art section of the Cleveland Arts site. Contains
information on a % for Art Policy, an Arts and Health Partnership between
Cleveland Arts and South Tees Community & Mental Health NHS Trust, and text
and images relating to specific public art pieces in this area of the North-East
of England . There are plans to document over 200 pieces of public art on
this site. Some of the site is a little difficult to navigate around.
Canal Art Trail. Map, text - including artists' biographies - and images.
Art Part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Network web site.
Andy Goldsworthy. Sheepfold Project,
Cumbria. This project started in January 1996 and by April 2003, when it
finished, had resulted in 46 sheep folds. The website give map references,
images and site information for many of these, as well as information about
the project in general.
David Mach: Train
David Mach: Train. Pages from our site ... text and images.
Town Centre redevelopment. Pages from this site ... text and images.
Worcestershire. Sculpture Trail, Belle Vue Primary School, Stourbridge.
Art in Dundee'. Dundee Public Art Programme. Information on the programme
and specific artworks. Text and images.
Devon. Broomhill Sculpture Garden near Barnstaple. Hotel website with
a large section devoted to their sculpture garden. Images of artwork and
some text. Also pages on some of the artists represented. Plans to add information
and ideas to the site suitable for UK classrooom teaching: Key Stage 1 to
Key Stage 4.
Colin Wilbourn: 'The Upper Room'. Pages from our site ... text and images.
Site documenting work in East Anglia area. Small photos and text detailing
artworks, also policy documents etc.
Arts Guide, Cumbria: Benchmarks. Eden Benchmarks is a collection of
ten carved stone sculptures which function as seats, commissioned by East
Cumbria Countryside Project
Mis-Guide project documented on Wrights
and Sites website.
of Dean Sculpture Trail. Well designed, developing, site with images,
text, biographies, a history of the project and much more. Highly recommended.
Official site for The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust developed with the
Digital Media Research Centre at University of the West of England, Bristol.
of Dean Sculpture Trail. Pages from our site ... text and images.
- Gateshead Council pages include:
list of individual works with links to a page about each piece, including
images, and a sub-site devoted to the 'Angel
of the North'.
- courtesy of 'Geordie Art', a private site extolling the virtues of Gateshead.
Text and some images.
'Angel of the North'. Pages from our site ... text and images.
- City of Sculpture'.
Huge amount of work, searchable by sculptor or by architect, with images,
biographies, information on works of art, a glossary and a monthly newsletter.
The quality of the images is high. The product of over fifteen years of
research. Highly recommended. [Optimized
for Internet Explorer v.4 and later; does not work as well in Netscape v.5
pdf file on public art projects organised by the Arts Development Unit of
the South Gloucester Council on the Avon Ring Road scheme. Maps, black and
white images and text.
South Gloucester Council 'percent for art' policy document.
Sculpture Park. Large site with text, images and map of sculpture trail.
Forest. Large website of 'Grizedale Arts'. Little in the way of images
of past sculptures in the Forest, but has got a lot of information on all
past artists and on the current residencies scheme and exhibitions. The
Forestry Commission pages relating to Grizedale are available at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-5k2b6b.
Essex. Harlow's Sculpture in Public Places. Images but very little text.
Part of Harloweb, the local council's web site.
Bridge Sculpture Trail. Described by the organisers as "Europe's
largest temporary sculpture event" the 10th Annual trail runs from
9th July and 7th August 2005. Their website shows images, maps and some
text documenting work from 1998 to 2004. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visits
to this event. Our own slides of the 2000 trail appear at http://public-art.shu.ac.uk/other/hebden/index.html
Visual Arts Forum. A forum for artists in that county. Their website
includes pages on Public Art. Founded, in part, to promote public sculpture
throughout Hertfordshire. Includes a Sculpture Spotters page with details
of publicly sited work in the county.
Fish Trail. Pages from our site ... text and images.
A personal web site by Jonathan Clift offering "a view of the visual arts
in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK". Text, images and other local arts information.
Sculpture Trail, Lancashire, UK. Official website for the Trail. All
the artworks for this important public art project are listed by location
with accompanying images and text. Details of events, contact information.
Site managed by Commissions in the Environment. Well worth a visit.
Sculpture Trail. Some pages from the Bury local government site listing
the pieces from this major 30 mile trail which lie within the Bury local
authority. Images link to pages of information about each piece.
Channel Islands. Statues and Monuments in Jersey. Images and text, including
a lot of background material. From the Société Jersiaise pages.
Northumberland. Sculpture trail. Images, text and artist's comments.
Four pieces of sculpture on the campuses of the University of Kent.
University Sculpture Trail. (Site under revision:
12/11/03). Hand drawn map with illustrations leading to individual
pages with images and text for each piece.
35 images with text of Victorian sculpture and monuments in the city centre
9 images, no text, of sculpture in Liverpool. Part of a series of images
of the city entitled 'Mosaic'.
Information on the current state of the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square
can be found on the Goodwood Sculpture
Slides from our own archives of fourth plinth pieces by Rachel Whiteread
and Mark Wallinger.
Information on sculptors and sculpture in the city. Very few images. This
is part of a site constructed by Bob Speel devoted mainly to 19th century
Slides and some text from our own archives.
- London: 4th Plinth. Official website from Lord Mayor's Office.
- London: 4th Plinth - 'One and Other' by Antony Gormley, Trafalgar Square, London.
Broadcasting House and Walthamstow Town Hall.
Photo essays by Jeremy Haslam of the public sculpture on these buildings.
Detailed information and images. Further essays will be added at a later
Burgess Park; SE5. Art in the Park. A Southwark Council sponsored scheme
to bring all kinds of art-related projects to the Park and surrounding community.
Some Public Art projects on this site.
Modus Operandi - Art Consultants. Based in London. Services; Projects,
including some text and images; Curriculum Vitae.
Sculpture on South Bank & Bankside. A single page with small images
and information on 20 sculptures. Artists include Frank Belsky, Salvador
Dali, Frank Dobson, Naum Gabo, Grinling Gibbons, Richard Harris, William
Pye and Bernard Schottlander.
London Underground - 'Platform for Art', "a public art programme
seeking to provide a welcoming, interesting and stimulating environment
for London Underground passengers". A site dedicated to this programme.
The Flash version is entertaining and informative. A basic version is available
when this palls. Recommended.
"Manchester Statues and Sculpture".
List of major pieces with some thumbnail images.
'B of the Bang' website. Sculpture for the City of Manchester Stadium
Stadium where the 2002 Commonwealth Games were hosted, now the home of Manchester
City Football Club. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the piece is being fabricated
in Sheffield at present. This website shows design images and details of
'B of the Bang'. Our own images of this piece.
Tribute to the British Miner: statue erected in October 2003.
Kotziamanis. Council report and photograph.
Country Park. Sculptures. Pages from our site ... text and images.
Keynes. Maps and details of various artworks and a newsletter with details
and comments on public art projects and proposals in Milton Keynes.
Newcastle: . Part of 'art on the riverside' website. Public Art on the
Tyne and Wear. Nicely designed site: information on artworks and artists.
The Blue Carpet. A new public square for Newcastle. Web site with technical
information, drawings, a web cam, information on education projects, links
but no photographs. This latter badly needs addressing and
spoils an otherwise useful site.
Paddox Art Park. Site selling sculptures which are exhibited in the
grounds of a Warwickshire estate. Part of a network of artparks that
can be seen at www.artparks.co.uk/
Slides from our archives of the Sustrans: Consett-Sunderland Cycle trail.
West. Public Art NorthWest. This website is designed as a live version
of the book PUBLIC ART NORTHWEST and showcases public art in England's North
West region. The site shows examples of work with which Public Art NorthWest
has been involved. Contains an interesting and useful section on funding.
Some images and text.
Ireland: Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Guide to Public Art. Large
site with a four page introduction and links to individual works with text
and images. Part of the
Arts Council of
Northern Ireland's website.
Sky Mirror. Work by Anish Kapoor at Nottingham Playhouse. Photographs
and related information and digital artwork by Jeanie Finlay.
Artpoint. "A visual arts and crafts agency providing consultancy
and project development for the commissioning of new work for public spaces."
Site includes projects, case studies a list of artists with whom they have
worked and details about the agency. Images and text.
Sculpture Trail. Pages from the Perth & Kinross Council web site.
Dorset (Tout Quarry). Learning Stone web site. 'Learning Stone' is managed
by the Portland Sculpture Trust, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated
to the preservation of the traditional skills and understanding of Portland
masons and quarry workers. A list of some of the pieces at the Quarry is
available on local government site at: http://www.weymouth.gov.uk/
Proposals for two art projects in this town can be viewed on Pete
Codling's website under work in progress. (February 2004)
Scotland. 6th Global Mural Conference will be held here in 2006. Advance
publicity and related events leading up to this.
Art South West: Large well-designed site on the work of this agency,
based in the South West of England, as well as a lot of more general information
including national and international case studies. Highly recommended. PASW
is now running a successor scheme to the RSA
Art for Architecture Award Scheme
- engaging artists in the built environment (2 year pilot phase until March
Art in Partnership. Homepage of public art commissions agency. Their
projects page leads to images and text detailing a number of public art
The Scottish Sculpture Trust. Sadly this organisation has ceased all
activity; this link goes now to a page giving the details of this decision.
Our site. Extensive images, text, documentation.
- BBC ONLINE. South
Yorkshire features. The local radio site has a feature on some of the
pieces in Sheffield.
- South West Arts. now
under 'Public Art South West'
Hoo: Learning Stone links directory
Sunderland: . Part of 'art on the riverside' website. Public Art on
the Tyne and Wear. Nicely designed site: information on artworks and artists.
Sunderland: Helix Arts. (Used to be called Artists' Agency). This site
is called Seen & Unseen and is devoted to a collaborative project between
artists : science : community to look at ways of tackling pollution.
Sunderland: St Peter's Riverside Project. Pages from our site ... text
'Murder at the Red House'.
A story written by Chaz Brenchley as part of a major piece of public artwork
undertaken by sculptors Colin Wilbourn and Karl Fisher. Brenchley was as
crimewriter-in-residence on the St Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project in
Sunderland, 1993-94. Extracts both as text and as audio files (for images
of the sculpture see a section
of our own website).
Swindon Artscape pages. Information and images on public art in Swindon,
documentation of some recent projects.
Page on Swindon's public art policy.
. Part of 'art on the riverside' website. Public Art on the Tyne and
Wear. Nicely designed site: information on artworks and artists.
Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales. English version of this bilingual site.
Public Art Projects throughout Wales. Small site with text and images.
River of Life Sculpture to commemorate children killed in IRA bombing. Part
of 'Children for Peace' website. See also some slides from our own archives
which also show work from Warrington.
Public Arts Agency. Web site for this organisation which "creates and
seeks resources to help all those who are involved in environmental improvement
and change" and seeks to "make opportunities for artists; promote
and manage the commissioning of new artworks ...". Nicely designed.
Cywaith Cymru - Artworks Wales. The national organisation for public
art in Wales. Large web site with text, images, project descriptions etc.
Welsh and English versions.
Lake Vyrnwy Sculpture trail. (West of Oswestry and Welshpool). Local
artist Andy Hancock has made much of the work here.
Wigan Public Art Trail. Part of Wigan Council's own website. Maps, education
packs and student comments for each piece. Text and images.
A project introducing bollards into Winchester (2005). Somewhat surreal
small website, the "Bollard Awareness Clinic", detailing this
project with links to other bollard based work nationally and internationally.
Images, text and lots of pink.
- United States
Art Network - launched by 'Americans for the Arts'. Information, listserv,
resources, events and opportunities.
for Public Spaces. Not-for-profit organisation based in New York, but
with many projects throughout the States and also some internationally.
Images, texts, themed project listings and descriptions.
DC. Site encompassing the Washington Monument, Jefferson
and Lincoln Memorials and the Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials.
Text, statistics and images. Navigation poor.
DC. Controversy relating to the proposed
National World War II Memorial on the Mall. Images, text, petitions, letters
of complaint, testimony etc and links to related sites.
(Part of the web site of the "Committee of 100 of the Federal City")
- Arizona. 'Public
Art in Arizona': site devoted to work in that state. Maps, images, text.
Details of public art programmes, civic artists-in-residence through links
to other sites in Arizona. Web site is sponsored by Arizona State University
State University. Pages devoted to their public art progamme. Artwork
appears in pop-up windows , accessible from a campus map. Includes brief
notes on the artworks and artists.
- Arizona. Scottsdale
Public Art Progam. A Percent for Art Ordinance was adopted here in 1985.
The website shows examples of work, both that already installed and that
in development; a history of the programme; detailed tours of the artworks
(complete with instructions on route finding and parking); and information
on events, opportunities and the organisation.
- Arizona. Tempe.
'A Walking Tour of Public Art' in the town. Text, map and photos.
- California. Albany
Waterfront Park at the Albany Bulb, in Albany, California. Contains
work unlike most previously linked to from our pages. The site documents
public artworks under threat. Text, images and online petition. The URL,
appropriately, is http://www.albanyletitbe.com/.
Check it out and add your comments.
- California. Los
Angeles. Extensive site contains images and text from a variety of locations
in the city. Created and maintained by Ruth Wallach, Head Librarian at the
Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Southern California.
- California. City
of Los Angeles. Small subsite of a tourist guide to the city. Includes
location maps and details of number of pieces.
- California. Los
Angeles. Metro Art site. Details of art programmes on the Metro system.
Public Art Policy. Examples of work: text and images. Application possibilities.
- California. Los
Angeles. 'Request for Qualifications'. Facsimiles of application forms
for commissions. Artists wanted to design benches for the Metro Transportation
Authority. Deadlines: February 4th and 28th, 2000. Open to resident US artists
only. Shown here on our site at the request of Los Angeles MTA Metro Art.
- California. Murals
in California. Nicely designed site with plans to expand to cover other
parts of the US.
- California. Oakland.The
city's Public Policies and Projects from their Craft & Cultural Arts
Department's website. Includes current projects.
- California. Palm
Desert. 'Art in Public Places'. Nicely designed site with information
on artworks, artists, an art tour, slide registery, current works and their
public art programme. Text , maps and images.
- California. Palo
Alto. Art in Public Places website described as a Virtual Tour of the
Sculpture Collection. Images and some text, including commissioning details.
- California. Pasadena,
CA. Public arts virtual tour. Map leading to images and text.
- California. San
Francisco Public Art. Includes information on San Francisco's Public
Art Program, established by City ordinance in 1969. Includes the revised
1996 Public Art Ordinance; Program Goals and Project Development; Requests
for Qualifications; and a Survey of Public Art Projects commissioned by
the San Francisco Arts Commission - text , no images.
- California. San
Francisco Civic Art.These pages include information on "The San
Francisco Art Commission's Adopt-a-Monument Programme."
- California. San
Francisco. 'Defenestration'. Installation by Brian Goggin. Pieces of
furniture and home appliances welded and rigged to two sides of a 3-story
building. Photos, text, publicity material, list of participants ....
- Florida. Aesthetic Grounds Public Art / Public Space. Blog by Glen Weiss, public art consultant living in Florida. New material posted Sundays and Thursdays.
- Florida. Coral
Springs. Statements on the city's Public Art programme (begun in November
2003), details of funding and staffing for this project, examples of work
and calls to artists.
- Florida. Delray
Beach, South Florida. Delray Beach Public Art Programme. New site with
information on the Public Art Task Force. Contains information for developers
and will ultimately also contain calls for applications. Sited maintained
by Glen Weiss,
art and architecture consultant, who has his own site containing information
on his work as a consultant and several public art master plans.
Florida. Broward County Public Art and Design Program. Photos and text
includes policy statements, a public art tour and five public art FAQ's.
Part of the Broward Cultural Affairs Website.
- Florida. Hillsborough
County, Florida. Details of Public Art Programme, Call for Artists,
Artworks in Hillsborough County, Future Projects, and an article on the
conservation of a particular statue dating back to 1911. Text and images.
- Florida. Martin
County - Stuart. Arts in Public Places programme (a percent for art
programme). The site gives details of the programme, application documents
and various projects. Some images.
- Florida. Miami-Dade
Art in Public Places Program. Established public art programme. Policy
and programme details. Text and images. Includes work by Oldenburg/Van Bruggen,
Noguchi and Appel.
- Illinois. Chicago
Public Art . Some images and text. Part of Chicago Public Library website.
- Illinois. Chicago
Public Art. Site covers public art in Chicago and related exhibitions.
Also "What is Public Art?" and a new Public Art Photo Contest.
- Illinois. Cross
County Metrolink. History of their Arts in Transit program, details
of past work and forthcoming commissions.
- Kansas. Wichita
Public Art. Five pages with links to larger images and other civic amentities.
Some information with each piece.
- Kentucky. Louisville.
Flock of Finns Project. Site devoted to a flock of birds by Marvin Finn,
local folk artist, which are moving around town over the next couple of
years. Comprehensive text, puns and images.
Maryland. 'Community Bridge' (Carroll Street Bridge), painted with complex
trompe l'oeil mural by artist William M. Cochran. Some photographs of details
of the bridge and information on the symbols and motifs used; ideas for
these came from a variety of sources, including being requested over the
- Massachusetts. Cambridge,
Mass. part of Cambridge Arts Council website. Text, maps and photographs.
Gives details of their 20 year old % for art programme, Artist Selection
Process, Slide Registry and examples of work listed by type or location.
- Michigan. Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI: Sculpture Tour. extensive site.
Permanent and temporary pieces - images and text. Also an archive of past
- Missouri. St
Louis, Missouri. Art in Transit, developing the look and feel of St.
Louis’s light rail system. Community partnership program of the Bi-State
Development Agency, begun in 1986.
- New Mexico. Albuquerque
Public Art Program. "A description of one of the best public art programmes
in the country and a listing of 121 works placed through out the city."
- New York. New
York. Public Art Fund website. Mission statement, images, comprehensive
text. Slightly difficult to navigate through the site, but worth persevering.
"..the Public Art Fund identifies, coordinates and realizes a diversity
of major projects by both established and emerging artists throughout New
York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums
and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled
public encounter with the art of our time."
- New York. New
York. Creative Time website. A nonprofit organization which has commissioned
" .. public arts projects of all disciplines. From the Brooklyn Bridge
Anchorage, Grand Central Terminal, and Times Square to milk cartons, the
Internet, and billboards, Creative Time has supported artists in invigorating
our urban landscape."
- New York. New
York. Public art project that investigates and commemorates lost New
York City History through the installation of a series of uniquely cast
manhole covers. Artist: Michele Brody.
- New York. Rochester,
NY. Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial web site. Large site
devoted to this memorial. Parts of the site act as a virtual memorial. Text,
images and maps.
- New York. Rochester,
NY. Grove Place (Downtown Rochester). Residents' website: this has a
page devoted to local public art. Included because of the sense of ownership
over the work included and the way that the artworks are part of the upkeep
of the local environment.
- New York. Storm
King Art Center, up-state New York. Wonderful sculpture park containing
large-scale works by Calder, di Suvero, Noguchi, Smith, Snelson, Serra,
Nevelson, Goldsworthy, and others.
- North Carolina. North
Carolina. Artworks for State Buildings Part of the North Carolina Arts
Council site. Map, images, project descriptions and other text.
- Ohio. Ohio
Outdoor Sculpture Inventory. Comprehensive coverage from a central database:
photos and text. Includes over 800 entries with information on commissioning,
manufacuring and conservation.
- Ohio. Cincinnati.
A guide to Public Art in Downtown Cinncinnati. Large site with text, map
- Ohio. Cleveland.
Cleveland Public Art website. "CPA projects give artists, design professionals,
and community members an opportunity to work together to shape our City".
Comprehensive information on individual artworks includes funding details,
press releases, details of the selection process, good quality images and
more. The site includes information on forthcoming projects and applications.
- Ohio. Dublin.
Site devoted to the Dublin Art in Public Places program; the only ongoing
public art program in Ohio. The project began in 1990, a piece is commissioned
every two years or so. The site includes text and images and is part of
the Dublin Arts Council site.
- Ohio. Hamilton.
"City of Sculpture". Information on Sculptures, sculptors and
artist-in-residence programmes. Text and images.
- Oregon. Oregon.
Information on their Percent for Art Program
- Oregon. Oregon
State Archives. Public Art in the Archives Building. Information on
Oregon's Art in Public Places Program. Policy statement, images and text.
- Oregon. Portland.
From the pages of Regional Arts and Culture Council for the city. Contains
current opportunities, artist guidelines, policies, fact sheets and links.
Text and some images.
- Pennsylvania. Public
Sculpture in Philadelphia, Pa.. A large site containing ".. a growing
photographic sample of these works with (where possible) the sculptor, date,
location, and inscriptions for each piece, as well as links to more information
about the sculptor or subject on other sites." One of the first links
ever made from these pages was to this site.
- Pennsylvania. Philadelphia.
The Fairmount Park Art Association (founded in 1872!) website: "..contains
information about the history and programs of the Art Association, a map
and descriptions of over 100 works of public art in Philadelphia, as well
as tips for researching public art in Philadelphia and other cities."
The Association is ".. the United State¹s first private, nonprofit
organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. We
commission, interpret, and preserve public art in Philadelphia. We also
work to promote the appreciation of public art through programs and advocacy
- Texas. Texas.
Comprehensive page of links to public art in the state, and elsewhere.
- Texas. Houston.
Houston Municipal Art Conservation Office website. Text, Maps and Images.
Adopt-a-monument Scheme and restoration/conservation details.
- Texas. Houston/
Harris County. Public Art & Urban Design, from the pages of the
Cultural Arts Council of Houston/ Harris County. Includes Civic Art Newsletter
/ Project Development / Artist Registry / Project List / Artist Opportunities
and Information on Grants. Some images.
- Texas. San
Antonio. San Antonio Public Art and Design Enhancement Program. Includes
images and text relating to projects, artists' registery and contacts.
- Vermont. Manchester.
Sculptural Trail at 'Art to Science, the Institute of Conflict Analysis'.
The sculptural stations illustrate the evolving conceptions of divinities
as reflecting the evolution of family relations.
- Washington. 4Culture
Public Art. Calls for artists. Project profiles, past and ongoing. Collection
artworks and artists' rosters. Images and text.
- Washington. San
Juan Center for Art & Nature. Westcott Bay Reserve on San Juan Island
is "both a nature interpretive park and a sculpture park .. (with)
.. a rotating exhibit of over 85 sculptures placed in an open 19 acre setting".
Map, images and brief details.
- Washington. Western
Washington University. Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Text and small
images. Includes works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Antony Caro, Mark di Suvero,
Nancy Holt, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra and
- Other Countries
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide Controversy
At their meeting on the 15th December 1997 the elected members of the Adelaide
City Council overwhelmingly voted to reject the recommendations of the National
Sculpture Competition selection panel and the council administration. Site
includes information, images of competition winners, T-shirt design and
letters of support for you to fill in.
AUSTRALIA: 'Brecknock Consulting' . Based in Adelaide. Specialising
in Cultural and Arts Planning and in Arts Project Management. Pages include
project reports, publications - including articles and conference papers
- and text and images illustrating past and current projects.
AUSTRALIA: Canberra. Public Art Homepage
Urban Art. Based in Melbourne. An independent artist group which "initiates
innovative approaches to contemporary art in the public urban environment."
Website shows projects from 1998 to the present.
Website for "artistic projects in the public area" in Niederösterreich.
Contains Images, text (in German) and a map. The site shows work dating
from 1995. Searchable in a variety of ways.
Vienna. Intercultural SoundEllipse, EU arts project commissioned by
the City Council. "Radio- and TV-broadcasts from all over the world
are collected and transformed on location." Text, press release, images
Vienna. Rachel Whiteread's Memorial in Judenplatz. The site contains
a detailed diary of the events surrounding the commissioning and eventual
erection of this memorial. Images and some text. From 'Vienna's Web Service'
Brussels Metro. Web site for the Transit Art Authority Committee (TAAC).
Text and images relating to artworks in or above the Metro are presented
via an interactive map, chronologically, by thumbnail image or by artist.
Information given in five languages.
Environmental Artworks Studio Website of Brad Golden and Lynne Eichenberg
creators of "both permanent and temporary artworks involving the integration
of architecture, art, and landscape construction".
Okanagan/Thompson region of British Columbia. International Sculpture
Symposium Website: May 18th - August 31st, 2002. 25 commissioned sculptors
from 8 different countries. They will produce 21 major pieces of sculpture
to be sited in 9 different communities. Developing site with details on
the artists; the locations; sponsors; projects etc. etc. Text and images.
Ottawa. 'Invicta pax' Monuments, Memorials and peace: an analysis of
the Canadian Peacekeeping Monument, Ottawa. Creative Urban Space Projects
research paper - Professor Paul Gough (UWE)
Saskatoon. River Landing Phase 1 & 2 - redevelopment programme which includes artworks.
Toronto. 'Moose in the City' public art programme, 2000. Somewhat bizarre
programme to attract visitors to the city with sponsored moose decorated
by local artists. Images and text (including sponsorship details). Apparantly
inspired by Chicago's successful 'Cows
on Parade' Art Exhibit Jun. 15 - Oct. 31, 1999.
CANADA: Vancouver. Public Art Homepage for City Council. Policy statements,
lists, images and text. Also includes a 40 page PDF file version of a guided
tour (with maps and photos) of a Downtown Shoreline Public Art Walk.
CHINA: A single page from John T. Young's site, [see
above]. Photos and titles of pieces.
Transplant /HEART Project . Artists from the European Cultural Cities
of 2000 will produce collaborative sculpture for public spaces. An artist
from Helsinki is paired with eight artists from the other European culture
cities. The site will be used to record the creative process behind the
work which is scheduled for the year 2000.
Helsinki. Public art site devoted to "over three hundred sculptures,
environmental works and historical monuments. Maps, images, text bibliography,
news of future projects and a number of ways of searching for information.
Part of the Helsinki City Art Museum site.
Paris. 101 Images taken of public artworks, monuments and sculpture
during our student fieldtrips to Paris.
"Memorials of the Great War" from a site based in New Zealand and compiled
by Peter Hoar. Photos, text, poems and a wealth of other information relating
to memorials in both New Zealand and France.
Some images from our own collection.
The People's Project. Interesting site that is "a new concept for the
designing in and the organisation of public spaces". Includes projects and
ideas for discussion.
Bremen. Website devoted to murals in that city. Mainly photographic.
Site created by Peter Mioch.
Hamburg. "AUSSENDIENST", a public art exhibition in 2000-2001.
Comprehensive site with images, text (German and English), analysis and
Hann. Münden. "Traces of Water - Making Water Visible" An Expo 2000
Project. Fascinating project using the town as a open-air gallery for a
wide variety of types of work. Part of the town's official website: English
and German versions
GERMANY: Hannover. Bus Stops Project. Nine designers (Brandolini, Gehry,
Ghini, Lauberscheimer, Mendini, Morrison, Muhlhaus, Sottsass, Tusquets Blanca)
created nine busand tram stops. The project was completed in 1994.
GERMANY: Hannover. 3 American and 4 German graffiti artists worked on
a joint project at the Sedanstraße/Lister Meile subway station.
Kunstpflug. "Kunstpflug e.V. is a non-profit artist-run organization
based near the city of Belzig (1 hour southwest of Berlin) in Brandenburg
in East Germany. Since 1995 Kunstpflug has realized site-specific and interdisciplinary
projects in the region of Hoher Fläming." Text and images detail
some of their past projects. They have a big public art project planned
Obernkirchen Sculpture Trail. 40 km west of Hannover. Text, images,
Nordhorn. A sculpture way that crosses from this town over into Holland
and goes as far as Zwolle. Maps, text and images. Site in German and Dutch.
Lüneburg Heath. "The Springhornhof Foundation, based in Neuenkirchen
in the Lüneburg Heath, is responsible for the organisation and management
of one of Europes leading outdoor art projects." Some 30 permanent
public art works as sited as part of a project removing art from an urban
setting. Artists include Tony Cragg and Claus Bury. Map and pages searchable
by artwork or artists. Images and text. Some information available in English.
HUNGARY: Budapest. The Statue Park Museum containing Gigantic Memorials
from the Communist Dictatorship: "All the statues of Budapest gathered together
here that once stood in public places, as beacons for the political and
ideological culture of the former socialist period". A page on the site
called 'A Walk' is required reading.
Martha Schwartz, American landscape artist, has unveiled plans for the Grand
Canal Square in Dublin's Docklands. Materials used include TTURA,
a recycled glass material developed at Sheffield Hallam University. News
feature from Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
Fingal Arts website includes material on public arts including details of
IRELAND: Tír Sáile - The North Mayo Sculpture Trail. Text, maps and
drawings of the pieces installed during 1993.
Ennis Sculpture Initiative. Map, text and photographs of the project;
a partnership between the private and public sector. Includes sculptures
along the riverside in Ennis, as well as creating street furniture in the
Louth and Meath motorway project.
Bogside Artists. Mural artists 'commercial' website.
ISRAEL: Jerusalem. Art Garden, Israel Museum. Designed by Isamo Noguchi,
the Art Garden "offers a walkway through the history of twentieth-century
This page introduces you to public art from all over Japan . Photos
and Japanese text. English pages under construction.
Public Art in Makuhari. Photos, some text and interactive map.
NANJO and ASSOCIATES. Art Consulting Office. Japanese. Public art projects
On a site called "Stroom". Search under "Kunst in de Openbare
Ruimte" for information (in Dutch) and images of some public work.
De Verbeelding, Flevoland. A biannual event during which works of visual
art are temporarily or permanently added to a collection located along a
7km route. Map, text and some small images.
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst web site (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) contains
some information on 'Sculpture in Public Space' (site in Dutch).
Den Haag. The Hague Sculptures: Annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.
Website to be upated in April 2004 with the latest exhibition. Versions
in English and Dutch.
Observatorium.org. Dutch group of artists, established in 1995, who create
pavilions which they call "observatories". Images and text relating
to national and international projects with which they have been involved.
SKOR (foundation for Art in the public sphere) website. Dutch language version
NEW ZEALAND: "Memorials of the Great War" from a site based in New Zealand
and compiled by Peter Hoar. Photos, text, poems and a wealth of other information
relating to memorials in both New Zealand and France.
ZEALAND. Christchurch. Map, text and images. Comprehensive, and sometimes
fascinating, information on each piece, the commissioning process and related
information. Part of the Christchurch Art Gallery website. The public art
material was originally published in 1997, but is soon to be updated by
Oslo. Vigeland Park. Site devoted to this sculpture park. Text and images
and a walk through the Park, with details of a large number of the individual
sculptures. Contains links to many other sites relating to the Park.
Public Art web site.
RICO. Puerto Rico Public Art Project. A massive 25 million dollars Goverment
initiative to install throughout the island, from September 2003, more than
90 pieces of art in both urban and non-urban locations. Includes work from
Puerto Rican artists as well as other international names inculding Dennis
Adams, Lilliana Porter, Ann Hamilton and John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres.
Map, text (in Spanish with parts in English) and images showing the both
work in progress and relevant steps in the creative and creation process
of the final product.The website itself is part of the project and is designed
by Rosa Irigoyen.
Barcelona. Barcelona's Public Art: sculptures, monuments, decorum and
remembrance; a catalogue including more than 1000 pieces presented by the
City and the University of Barcelona.
Barcelona. 'I Thought About You': a public art project documenting memories
of AIDS victims in Barcelona. The project was launched at the XIV International
AIDS Conference in Barcelona July 7-12, 2002.
National Public Art Council. Website with images and text (one page
in English). Since 1997 the Council's remit has included the commission
of artists whose work is integrated in the building process.
Wanĺs Sculpture Park. Permanent and temporary work by mainly Nordic
and American artists. Includes a collection of specially commissioned park
benches. Large well-designed site with images and text.
Umeå. Public Art Pages for this town in the north of the country.
Includes a map, images and text.
Geneva. The Uni Defour Building. From Swiss art Network pages, written
by Maria Townsend as part of an BA in Public Art & Design at Chelsea
School of Art & Design.
- 'One and Other' by Antony Gormley, Trafalgar Square, London. And an additional link to my own hour on the plinth: Dave Ball. !
Exchange' Project 28 Aug - 4 Sept 2004 (a week long public art event
siting two industrial storage containers
in Edinburgh, one in the E S W sculpture court and the other in the city centre)
and Glasgow: 'Coming
Soon' Project. (Will Foster's portable projector showing one minute silent
narrative films along the busy thoroughfare of Sauchiehall Street) Moving
images, stills and text.
Bridge Sculpture Trail. Official site. Images, map and some text documenting
a regular programme of temporary pieces.
Bridge Sculpture Trail 2000. Material on our site; including 96 images
of this temporary Annual Sculpture Trail in West Yorkshire.
Malcolm. Face In The Crowd Project. Online project creating icons which
represent visitors to the site. Active in December 2003.
Tegala: 'Anabiosis' 14 - 27th February 1998 For a period of two
weeks, the artist Simon Tegala monitored his own heart rate and transmitted
this digital information to an electronic sign in a public site in the city
of London. A daily diary was available from this site.
The first issue of 34 stamps to collect in cyberspace: designed by Simon Poulter.
Part of Sheffield, UK-based Lovebytes Festival in 1998.
These are included primarily for
information and most will be out of date. (US projects are generally only open
to US artists)
Current application dates will be in red.
- UK - Wales: Landmark Wales. ".. an ambitious plan to mark major entry points to Wales and key Welsh transition points." Projects with a potnetial combined budget of £18M. Call for "Expressions of Interest from Artists, Architects and Designers for Phase One and announcing an Open Competition for Phase Two". Project and website managed by working pArts. Ongoing
- Ireland: Fingal, Co. Dublin.
Arts website includes material on public arts including details of forthcoming
- UK - England: WInner of
the PMSA's Marsh Award (for Excellence
in Public Art) announced. October 2005.
- USA: Rhode Island. The
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) in association with the
Rhode Island Judiciary announces a "call for artists" to create
site-specific artwork for two new State Judiciary facilities, the Kent County
Courthouse in Warwick and the Traffic Tribunal building in Cranston. The
deadline for submissions was November 8, 2005.
- UK - England: advert
for an artist led team of "artists architects lighting designers and
others for a project .... in Weston Super Mare". Deadline
25th April 2005.
- UK - England: advert for
an artist in residence with North Yorkshire County Council's
Travel Awareness Unit. Closing date for submissions: Wednesday,
9th March 2005.
- UK - Wales: Cywaith
Cymru | Artworks Wales have a number of opportunities for artists and
also for a Project Manager. Applications during February
- USA: City
of Coral Springs, Florida. Their public art program seeks up to ten outdoor
artworks for a sculpture exhibition in June 2005. $60,000 has been reserved
to purchase works. $1,000 exhibition fee per artists. Applications
postmarked by February 15, 2005.
- USA: University
of Tennessee. Call for an artist for 'Public Art Project for the Johnson-Ward
Pedestrian Mall'. For details see their School
of Art website. Submission by 10th January 2005.
- USA: Cleveland,
Ohio. Cleveland Public Art website. The site includes information on forthcoming
projects and competitions.
- USA: North
Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. " .. seeking qualifications
from artists or a team lead by a professional artist for a large-scale sculpture
that promotes renewable energy". Submission by
15th August 2004.
- USA: Public
Art 4Culture. A number of calls for artists. A current
project is for four window bays in the ticket lobby
of the Main Terminal at Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle: deadline
May 21, 2004. Other projects date back to 2002.
- USA: Charlotte
NC. Charlotte Area Transit System, Public Art in Transit Opportunities.
A new rapid transit programme is underway over the next few years, Phase 1
applications were for the end of 2003. More opportunities will follow.
- Taiwan: Open
Competitions on Taipei Rapid Transit Systems: Public art at a number of
different Metro stations in Tapei. Deadlines September 2003. Further competitions
to be announced.
- USA: Public
Art Network. Public art opportunities page from this US-based site. These
opportunities are usually only open to US artists.
Angeles Metro Art Programme.
Details of theis programme often has information on current application possibilities.
Facsimiles of wo past application documents available here: Metro
Center Benches and Rosa Parks Station Seating.
The 500 Festival of Indianapolis announces
a call for entry for "CARburetion: A 'Wheely' Nice Collection of INDY Car
- USA: King
County, Wa. Artists invited to register for public
art slide registery.
- USA: Palm
Desert, Ca.. Artists invited to provide design qualifications
for the Fred Waring Corridor Project. Facsimile document from 2002
- UK - England: Cleveland
Arts Commissions. Based in the North-East of England, but with a history
of involvement in work in other parts of the UK. Current projects include
the Healing Arts Project Residencies at South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough
- Shortlisting on 16th February 2001.
- UK - England: MAGNA
Project, Templeborough, Rotherham. A Ł37 million Millennium Commission
landmark project, telling the story of steel. A number of sculpture briefs
are detailed here, and more are to follow - latest closing date 30 April 2000.
- USA: Rosie
the Riveter Memorial Project. Competition details, wartime memories, T-shirt
order form, "List of Rosies we know" etc. Richmond, California. Memorial scheduled
for dedication on October 14, 2000.
- USA: 13th
Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Kansas. facsimile document from 2000.
- International Competition to design
a Monument for
the Victims of State Terrorism for the city of Buenos Aires.
number of different projects at St Louis, Missouri; sited at MetroLink
light rail stations and bus facilities.
California. A number of projects. Details plus Application Form, Submission
Materials and Instructions. Various deadlines - all expired.
- USA: Public
Art Project for Schlessman/Lowry Branch Library, in Denver, Colorado.
Related documentation and images - closing date September 15, 2000.
specifications for public art project applications in Martin County, Florida.
Three current projects:
Regional Park, Stuart, Florida [deadline: Friday,
June 8, 2001]
Salerno Community Fire Station, Stuart, Florida [deadline:
Friday, May 25, 2001]
County Jail, Stuart, Florida [deadline: Friday,
May 11, 2001]
- USA: Broward
County, Florida. "Calls for Artists". No current applications.
art project applications in King County, Washington. Eligibility: Professional
artists residing in the USA. [Includes King County Courthouse Projects. Deadline:
Monday, February 26, 2001]
- South Africa: Joubert
Park Public Art Project, Johannesburg. Eligibility: no restricted to South
African nationals. [Deadline: April 30, 2001]
- Italy: Chianti
Sculpture Park are looking for work by site-oriented sculptors especially
from Eastern Europe, North America and Latin America. Contact details but
no date deadlines given. Information dated 13/03/01.
- South Africa: Artthrob,
the South African based web magazine contains regular information on calls
for submission and competition - follow links to a page in each issue called
'Exchange'.(There is also a wealth of other information in the magazine beyond
the remit of this page of links).
Other Pages of Public
Technologies. Pages from the National Museums, Liverpool website. Information
on sculpture conservation and other techniques.
Directory of Sculpture Parks'. Useful page of links produced by Benbow
Bullock, a sculptor living in California.
Art Links on the Net (page produced by zpub)
art-public.com the first European Public Art magazine and database
on FILE was founded in 1982. Online catalogue providing high quality slides
and digital images. Specialises in material on Public Art, Murals, Sculpture
Parks, Art & Utilities, and a variety of Architectural and Landscape based
topics. "We currently possess the largest collection available of images
and research on public art, architecture and design, including many projects
from UK. Images are for educational use only."
in Public Places Programs. Extensive links to public art programs and
research from a site sponsored by the Colorado Council on the Arts, National
Endowment for the Arts and Artslynx International Arts Resources.
Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall site devoted to graffiti and related
topics. (This link is to a mirror site in Poland)
UK artists' database. "Axis is an online database, presenting information
on over 4,000 artists and over 16,000 images of their work, covering a wide
range of areas, including public and environmental art. It can be accessed
via www.axisartists.org.uk. You can either search online yourself, or contact
Axis with your requirements and let them undertake a search for you and forward
details of suitable artists, for which there is a nominal cost."
Awareness Clinic. Somewhat surreal small website, the "Bollard Awareness
Clinic", detailing a project in Winchester, UK with links to other bollard
based work nationally and internationally.
A developing site documenting follies in the UK. Author: Phil Tuck.
The Joy of Shards Mosaics Resource developed by Rod Humby. Examples from around
the world as well as technical advice, images and further mosaic links.
Comprehensive page of links to public art in the state, and elsewhere in the
US. From Texas Commission on the Arts website.
Other Useful Addresses
Sculpture Center. (A not-for-profit organization founded in 1960) Large
and useful website includes a 'Sculpture Parks and Gardens Directory'.
Stone "is a non-commercial information and contact resource for people
who work with stone". Contains a stone directory, with links to many
artists working in stone, and 'Stone Conversations', a mailing list.
Art Space - an organisation, based in Sheffield, that supports artists
and craftspeople by providing affordable studio space and many support services.
Site includes an index of artists and craftspeople whom it supports.
Sheffield. "your quarterly guide to contemporary art in Sheffield".
Information on exhibitions and events in Sheffield.
Forum. This local information board may provide access to answers for
general or personal enquiries on Sheffield-based topics.
Regional Arts Boards website
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