Documenting the most dynamic forms of public art
13 May 2013 - This week we launched Situations On Film, a short documentary film series that explores Situations projects as they unfold. Launching with Tony White’s Missorts each 8-minute film describes how the project unfolded in a specific time and place with exclusive behind-the scenes in situ interviews with the artists, and commentaries from leading critics and writers. Watch the first films here
Audiences and participants have followed our artists into cemeteries and custom houses, music festivals and boat sheds, building sites and castle vaults; we have donned hard hats together to build remarkable structures and to go in search of the archaeology of the future; we have queued with the residents of a rural town in New Zealand to witness two live lions strolling around a 1920s cinema and joined 80 goldfish flying in a chartered jet. In the dark, we have marveled at a phosphorescent night sky under our feet and become lost in the dizzying experience of a mirrored labyrinth.
Situations partners with Spike Island & Arnolfini
8 May 2013 - Together with Spike Island and Arnolfini, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured a £150,000 grant from Arts Council England's “Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity” scheme. The money will be used to seed fund a long-term strategy for building patronage for the visual arts in the Bristol by galvanising collaborative working, sharing resources and articulating a compelling case for the visual arts. Find out more here
Nowhereisland in review
17 April 2013 - Our public evaluation report on Nowhereisland is out now. Providing analysis of who, how and why people engaged with this landmark Cultural Olympiad project and with recommendations for the production of large-scale international public art projects, find out more here now.