GALLERY TALK: Public Sculpture – What’s the Point?

Friday 5 November, 6:30pm

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A talk during our Elisabeth Frink ‘Man is an Animal’ exhibition. Frink created much public art in her lifetime, a genre dominated by men.

With ongoing discussions over the statues in our cities, we invite a panel to discuss ‘Public Sculpture – What’s the Point?

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?

The panel includes Isabel de Vasconsellos (author of Fourth Plinth: How London Created the Smallest Sculpture Park in the World)