When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1pm – 5.30pm

Where: Curzon Building lecture theatre, Birmingham City University

Price: £5/4 concessions (free to Eastisde Projects members)


Birmingham Big Art Project is delighted to be working with Eastside Projects to host a symposium that will bring thinkers and practitioners together to discuss Public Art Thinking and what it is today.

The event will be made up of a series of conversations, inviting contributors from artistic disciplines to investigate the ways artists and organisations are working together to develop our cities. Guests are welcome to join in and take part in the conversation or simply observe.


The symposium will discuss:

Who is deprived in the process of development?

How can we make space unique within mass development?

Could artists be better property developers? 

How can arts institutions engage with the public to develop artworks?


Book your place via Eventbrite HERE.

Speakers will include: Mel Jordan, Barbara Holub, Rosalie Schweiker, Robert Garnett, Andy Reeve, Vanessa Boni and Gavin Wade.

A double issue of Art & the Public Sphere journal has been dedicated to this concept of Public Art Thinking. It is edited by Mel Jordan and Anna Santomauro and it includes commissioned work by Janna Graham, Robert Garnett, Mel Jordan and Stuart Whipps. It is published by Intellect Books. The journal will be launched as part of the symposium and a bookstall with copies of the journal and other books will be available for purchase at the symposium.

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