Public Art

Art is something that can be enjoyed by anyone, particularly when that piece of art is public. Public art refers to art that is in the public realm and more often than not, it is commissioned specifically for the site where it is located. Public art has power and influence and this can be shown in a number of ways. Such as in posters, as a political tool, and even transitory, in the form of

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The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice cut the ribbon for the public launch of Birmingham Big Art Project. Five shortlisted artists created models or maquettes of their proposed sculptures which are on display at Millennium Point. Also leading the presentation of the maquettes were project Chairman and Trustee Glyn Preece and Commissioning Agent Gavin Wade. Pics:

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A Masquerade Ball was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel to raise funds for the Big Art Project. Now that the five shortlisted artists and their ideas are on display at Millennium Point, the Steering Group and its trustees and supporters came together for a night of carnival fun. Raising over £3000 in the process to go towards the build of the final design. Pics: Jas

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What  is The Birmingham Big Art Project? It’s a partnership between the public and private sectors to commission a £2m permanent work of art to be located in a public place in the city centre. The selected site is high-profile, located inside the entrance to Eastside City Park alongside the proposed HS2 terminal, next to Millenium Point.  It must have a WOW! factor, be extremely photogenic, and become, in time, iconic, easily recognisable around the

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What’s the first thing people think about when they see images of The Statue of Liberty, The Angel of the North, The Little Mermaid, The Washington Memorial? Answer: New York, Gateshead, Copenhagen and the capital of USA (or, the first American president). Each is considered high-quality iconography, branding its location globally. Then ask the same question about sculptures depicting Joseph Priestley, James Watt, Edward V11 and Lord Nelson. For most people, I don’t think the City

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