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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

This two day webinar has been organised to coincide with the publication of the guidelines Commissioning and Erecting Public Sculpture on the Public Statues and Sculpture Association website.

The object of the webinar is not only to illustrate some of the advice given in the guidelines with actual examples, but also to draw attention to the type of problems which can arise and address some of the ways they can be avoided or resolved.

Contributors include commissioners and producers, practising sculptors and experts in the fields of law, conservation and installation of public sculpture.



Commissioners, Campaigns and Public Engagement

13.00 Aldo Rinaldi, Site Specific Art and Local Identity: some recent projects.

13.30 Andrew Simcock, How to commission a public statue successfully.

14.00 Hazel Reeves MRSS, SWA, The Importance Of Being Engaged: how people give life to statues.

14.25 Q&A

14.40 Jo Breckon and Emma Price, Studio Response, Arts Commissioners Unveiled.

15.00 Eve Shepherd, Public Commissions: From Root to Fruit.

15.20 S Mark Gubb, We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars…’

15.40 Q&A

16.00 Tea break

16.15 Anna Reading, Street Waders – River Quaggy Public Sculpture.

16.30 Matt Tiller and Andy Edwards, The Jack Leslie Campaign: Crowdfunding and commissioning a statue to commemorate the pioneering black footballer.

16.50 Karin Janzon, Hove Plinth: A case study of bringing great public art to a city through community initiative.

17.00 Bee Rowlatt, How We Did It : The Wollstonecraft Memorial That Made Headlines.

17.10 Q&A

17.30 Close

SATURDAY 13 April 2024

Commissioning and the Sculptor’s Role

10.00 Jon Sharples, Legal Contracts for Public Sculpture Commissions.

10.30 Q&A

10.45 Coffee break

11.00 Jon Sharples, Intellectual Property in Public Sculpture.

11.30 Q&A

11.45 Ben Twiston-Davies, Planning Public Sculpture: some Dos and some Don’ts

12.00 Martin Jennings FRSS, Commissioning a Public Statue: the Sculptor’s Contribution

12.20 Kenny Hunter, Reflections on two public commissions.

12.40 Poppy Field, Monuments in Motion: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Public Sculpture.

12.55 Q&A

13.15 Lunch

The Creative Process, Installation and Maintenance

14.15 Matt Nation, Taylor Pearce Ltd., A Pair of Queens – Sculpture installation at the Royal Albert Hall.

14.40 Simon Smith MRSS, Kitty Wilkinson – Diary of a sculpture.

15.00 Q&A

15.15 Samuel Zealey, Mobilising Monoliths.

15.30 Dee Williams, Mtec Fine Art, Installing Sculpture. Any Sculpture, any Location

16.00 Rupert Harris, Rupert Harris Conservation Ltd., Who Cares Wins – Strategies for the protection of public sculpture.

16.30 Q&A

16.45 Close

Event information

An online 2 day webinar, free for PSSA Members. £5.00 (covering both days) for non-members (join the PSSA).

Free tickets and charged tickets book via Eventbrite.

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The installation of Yoxman by Laurence Edwards at Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk (photo: Bill Jackson).

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