Live & Public Art

From Antony Gormley's Angel of the North to the Fourth Plinth, Live and Public Art has never been more visible. Track this modern phenomenon here with Culture24 news, reviews, event listings, websites and resources drawn from the art and gallery world.

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Lifesaver: Amy Sharrocks talks about her coastal mass stumble for Museums at Night

As she prepares for Museums at Night 2014, Amy Sharrocks talks about her plans for a live art event in Swansea and being "super alive" to the spontaneity of the moment.

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Gerry Judah honours war cemeteries with twin white cruciforms at St Paul's Cathedral

Installed in the cathedral which stood over wartime London, Gerry Judah's dramatic sculptures aim to question the wastefulness and destruction of war.

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Lynette Wallworth video artwork helps Southbank pull out stops for iconic organ

Lynette Wallworth unveils her new video work at the South Bank this Friday with a visual and acoustic appreciation of organ music.

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Intriguing chunk of gigantic stone pier to spend summer in front of Museum of London

London and Zurich-based design team Gruppe will create a playful pier for visitors to share their thoughts on the museum after beating 70 hopefuls to the commission.

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Museums at Night Curator's Choice: Grayson Perry's taste tribe tapestries in Liverpool

Aligning biblical scenes with Cath Kidston bags, Grayson Perry's tapestries will open at the Walker Art Gallery for LightNight this May. Curator Pauline Rushton tells us more.

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Innovative project aims to produce masterplan for the way art galleries are interpreted

Joined by Sussex's De La Warr Pavilion and the Bluecoat in Liverpool, an attempt to improve interpretation in art galleries will create workshops, exhibitions and a handbook.

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Curator's Choice: A graveyard of huge forgotten sculptures at the Glasgow International

Resurrecting disused sculptures, co-curator Michelle Emery Barker says exhibition Reclaimed: The Secret Life of Sculpture is an ambitious one at Wasps Studios.

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Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014: Five exhibitions to see

There are 50 exhibitions and 90 events taking place in this year's festival in Glasgow. From forgotten sculptures to absurd animations, here are five highlights.

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Museums at Night 2014: Our guide to Newcastle and Gateshead's Late Shows

From pub crawls and cocktail evenings to farms, flour mills, music and knitting, the Late Shows return to the north-east across more than 50 venues. Here's what to expect.

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Thierry Noir, first artist to paint on the Berlin Wall, has first solo show in London exhibition

In 1984, French artist Thierry Noir settled in a squat overlooking the Berlin Wall at the border. Thirty years on, his works are about to arrive in London.

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Sculptor portrays "awesome" Margaret Thatcher in bust on anniversary of death

Sculptor Lisa Hawker says her bronze of Margaret Thatcher, which will go on display in the former Prime Minister's home town of Grantham, conveys her "humanity and spirit".

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Life on Mars: Kelly Richardson on NASA, the apocalypse and the north-east

Painters of the Apocalyptic Sublime influence Kelly Richardson's large-scale Mariner 9. Its reception in the north-east, says the artist, has been the highlight of her career.

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Selfies, masterminds, trends and hashtags as MuseumWeek aims to take Twitter by storm

Following in the Twitter footsteps of AskaCurator and MuseumSelfie, a new, seven-day campaign will link museums and their visitors in the UK, Italy, Spain and France.

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In Pictures: Sixth edition of AV Festival explores Extraction theme

From stones and films to Russian miners and coal extraction in Newcastle, see some of the works in this year's edition of the AV festival in the north-east's best galleries.

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YouTube video inspired by Pharrell's Happy goes viral for museum lovers in Luton

Hundreds of new fans have signed up to Luton's Museum Makers scheme after a call for participants in a dance-off based on this year's biggest chart-topper became an online hit.

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