19 Oct 2009 5:00pm - 7:00pm CRASSH Seminar Room



Convened by the Public Art Forum of the 7WR User Group
For further information, contact Dr Andrew Webber

To register, please email Catherine Hurley at CRASSH

An informal discussion of the possibilities/opportunities around the Public Art dimension of the new Humanities Building (7 West Road).  The aim is to provide a forum for dialogue between three groups: artists, who will propose works/themes; others with experience in commissioning Public Art and the relations between art and architecture; and the prospective occupants of the new building, who will not only live with the art but who view this as an opportunity to express something distinct about their collective identity and the role that art can play in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The group is considering commissioning works in a variety of media, including the possibility of time-based work – textual or visual, or both, or other – that might document and respond to the process of moving towards and into the new building.  The Public Art Forum is made up of representatives from each of the seven groups moving into the new space:

Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Centre of African Studies (CAS)
Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Centre of South Asian Studies (CSAS)
Development Studies Committee (DEV STDS)
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU)


Provisional Running Order: 

Each contributor will speak for up to ten minutes.

Introduction to 7WR (Carol Lelliot – Nicholas Hae Architects)
Michael Harrison (Kettle's Yard)

Cassiel Sinclair
Tim Crawley
Rhea Quien
The Donation of Pablo Neruda (Charles Jones)

Please click on the link on the right, Seven West Road, for a description of the planned new building. 





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