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Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. His work has an international audience, but it is also rooted here in Bristol. He will discuss the place of sculpture in his artistic practice as well as the role of the artist in the public realm. How can the traditional public medium of sculpture compete with dynamic interventions like ‘Park and Slide’? What kind of relationships exist between artist and community? Is public art always political? How are public arts – sculpture and other interventions – shaped by the character of particular places?

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Luke Jerram will be on hand to sign books after, so do bring along your copies.

image credit: © Ocean Pavilion, courtesy of Luke Jerram

Luke will be in conversation with Georgina Bolton - Bristol based Public Art Producer and Curator specialising in public realm projects. People and place are at the heart of Georgina’s Producing approach, having brought to life public realm projects with local communities across challenging heritage sites, parks, castles, beaches, fields and forests in previous roles at Situations, Trust New Art, The Architecture Centre and The Watershed amongst others. Georgina is a proud board member of Terrestrial UK, an Associate Lecturer on University of West of England’s MA/MFA Curating course and is currently Bristol City Council’s Officer for Public Art. Tweet @george_bolton



About Sculpture and the City, this year's Autumn Art Lectures Series 2019

Until recently, the sculptural arts have dominated the squares and public spaces of the city. This has never been an easy task. Such places put art in a difficult position: hard to avoid but open to attack. Some find the statue a source of delight while for others it represents a challenge to be contested. Indifference has also plagued this public art form. More recently, other more interactive interventions have usurped its role. Understanding public sculpture requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Political, social, historical and aesthetic issues are all at stake. This year’s Autumn Art Lectures touch on all these areas and aim to make us think not just about the past of public sculpture, but also its possible futures.


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