The New Rules of Public Art: How the face of public art is changing

Monday 29 February 2016, 7pm – 8pm, White Bear, Bristol. 

Free – no booking necessary.

This month we join up with the Association of Art Historians, giving a talk as part of their Art History in the Pub series, as guest curated by Catherine Hunt and Veronica Davies. Situations Director Claire Doherty will discuss The New Rules of Public Art, giving an insight in to art in the public realm over the past decade and how this continues to change.

About the Association of Art Historians

The Association of Art Historians are a UK-based membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to and interest in art history and visual culture. Formed in 1974, the AAH plays a key role at national level in helping shape and secure the future of the discipline. They  run a broad programme of events, publications, and funding opportunities for those working with art history in further & higher education,  museums & galleries or schools, as well as those studying art history or undertaking freelance work. AAH provide resources and networks for our 1400 members and the wider art history community. Art History in the Pub is a series of talks that take place each month.

Art History in the Pub reflects the AAH’s commitment to bringing interesting, cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider, public community. Talks are free, and open to all, no booking required.

About Claire Doherty MBE

Claire Doherty is Director of Situations, which she initiated in 2003. She has advised a number of organisations as curatorial consultant including Tate, Site Gallery Sheffield and is author of the public art strategies for the University of Bristol and Bjorvika, Oslo Harbour. In 2009, she was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur. Doherty is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art, including Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, 24 days of 24/7 sound in a ruined church in the heart of Bristol, and the year-long series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand. Claire has also published a number of forward thinking publications on the topic of Public art including her latest book Out of Time, Out of Place Public Art (Now). In 2016 Claire was awarded an MBE for her outstanding services to the arts.

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