Local authority officers’ briefings

The Place of Art: Adding Value in the Public Realm June 2010The Place of Art: Adding Value in the Public Realm, 15 June 2010, Q&A with speakers Angela Watson, Dryden Goodwin, and chair Holly Tebbutt.

Annual pan-London art in the public realm briefing sessions for London local authority officers are listed below. These are in addition to other Open-City local authority events and bespoke briefing sessions. 

Events are free and designed to draw a cross-departmental audience of officers from the departments of environment, culture, planning and regeneration involved in the delivery of the public realm.


The Place of Art: Adding Value in the Public Realm
15 June 2010, V&A Sackler Centre
External speakers were Angela Watson, Independent Consultant to IDeA and author of Measuring the Contribution of Culture and Sport to Outcomes, (February 2010, IDeA), Barry Shaw MBE, Head of Built Environment, Essex County Council, Anna Hart, Archway Investigations and Responses (AIR), Byam Shaw School of Art, and Artist Dryden Goodwin.
Further information and PDF downloads of speakers’ presentations, including Angela Watson’s ‘Demonstrating the policy contribution of art in the public realm’


The Place of Art: Influencing London’s Public Realm Opportunities
9 July 2009, RSA
External speakers were Mark Brearley, Head of Design at Design for London, Victoria Stark CBE, Chief Executive, Look Ahead Housing and Care & Chair, London Housing Federation, Artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier

The Place of Art: Crafting Places – Local Authority Issues and Opportunities
25 January 2008, Imperial College London
External speakers were Artist Julia Manheim and Sheryll Catto, Marketing Development Manager, Crafts Council. The event was followed by a group visit to Collect: The international art fair for contemporary objects at the V&A. Realised in partnership with the Crafts Council and Architecture Centre Network as part of Craft Break Out.

Local Authority Officers’ tour of Frieze Art Fair
11 October 2007
A tour of Frieze Art Fair, London’s biggest annual art event with over 150 commercial galleries presenting artists’ work. External speaker Kitty Anderson, Associate Curator of Frieze Projects’, lead a tour of the Fair.

The Place of Art
20 June 2007, Hayward Gallery
External speakers were Chris Marsh, Sustainable Property Consultants, Tammy Bedford, Arts Manager, Reading Borough Council, and Jacky Klein, Curator, The Hayward, who gave an introduction to Antony Gormley’s exhibition Blind Light.

Back to 'supporting practice' page