TALK & SUPPER: Public Sculpture - What's the Point? (members)

TALK & SUPPER: Public Sculpture - What's the Point? (members)

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At the mid point of our Frink 'Man is an Animal' exhibition, we invite guests to discuss the current debates around public sculpture.

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Against the backdrop of Elisabeth Frink's exhibition "Man is an Animal" and the ongoing discussions over statues in our cities, we invite our guests to discuss 'Public Sculpture - What's the Point?' Followed by supper with our guests in The Mess Restaurant."

Public art adds enormous value to the cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality of a community. It is now a well-accepted principle of urban design that public art contributes to a community’s identity, fosters community pride and a sense of belonging, and enhances the quality of life for its residents and visitors. But with more and more public art, who decides and who commissions?

Guests include Isabel de Vasconcellos (author of Fourth Plinth: How London Created the Smallest Sculpture Park in the World) and sculptor Laurence Edwards who has recently completed public commissions in Suffolk and Doncaster.