ARTS IN PLACE: ‘A New Manifesto for the Public Arts’, presented in partnership with the Farrell Review of Architecture
Friday 16 October, 11am-4pm
The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG
FREE, booking essential
An Open Forum event debating the Role of Artists and the Arts in Place-making.
This event sees the launch of a national debate on a ‘New Manifesto for Public Art’, developed in partnership with Farrells & the Farrell Review of Architecture. The day will also include presentations from Turner Prize nominees Assemble, public art consultant Graham Henderson of Poet in the City and Lewis Biggs, Director of the Folkestone Triennial.
Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realization of the work. assemblestudio.co.uk
Lewis Biggs is one of the UK’s leading figures in the visual arts; Former CEO and Artistic Director of Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Folkestone Triennial (current). Lewis is now an independent consultant working in the UK and abroad. From November 2000, Lewis was CEO and Artistic Director of Liverpool Biennial commissioning new art, much of it for the public realm, researched and realised collaboratively by locally based curators. Outside the festival, the company operates as one of the UK’s leading commissioning agencies for the public realm. Lewis was Director of Tate Liverpool from 1990 to 2000; as joint Artistic Director of Art Transpennine 1998 his focus moved decisively beyond the museum / gallery context. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk
This event is part of a wider series of events, programmed by Beam called ‘Arts in Place’ which take place at The Orangery, Wakefield between 14-17 October. The Arts in Place event series will explore what impact artists can have – working with communities, business, built environment and other partners – on making better places and spaces.
More details of the events can be found at www.beam.uk.net or telephone 01924 215550.
‘Arts in Place’ is supported by Arts Council England ‘Grants for the Arts’.
Image Shown: Folly For a Flyover by Assemble