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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Hayward Gallery's Light Show exhibition to dazzle the world on exotic tour

Following its success at the Hayward Gallery in 2013, Light Show will tour to New Zealand, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Greece, curators have announced.

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Beautiful, grown-up and erudite: Coastal Currents festival returns with sawing and feathers

Alice Anderson's work on the front of an Old Town shop and Kate MccGwire's strange feathers in a castle are among the highlights in the Hastings festival's 15th year.

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Public offered toilet roll and cut-price prints by Chapman Brothers in Jerwood Gallery appeal

With just three days left to raise the £25,000 needed to bring the Chapman Brothers to Hastings, the Jerwood Gallery is calling on the public to help it cross the finish line.

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Unexpected Festival returns to Exeter with First World War Centenary work and circus stars

Back in the city for a second time, Exeter's Unexpected Festival features acclaimed circus group NoFitState and performances at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Troupes and toast modernism as Bestival 2014 prepares to welcome castaway artists

As well as Beck, Outkast, Foals and friends, the colourful Bestival has an impressive visual arts line-up entertaining the crowds at Robin Hill this year.

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Art Party movie hits the road with powerful message for GCSE results day

Art Party, a new film by artist Bob and Roberta Smith and director Tim Newton, will be shown at selected venues across the country on GCSE results day, Thursday August 21.

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Banksy's Grim Reaper removed from Bristol's Thekla ahead of public display in museum

Banksy's macabre painting has been removed from the harbour home of one of Bristol's most popular music venues as part of an agreement with Bristol Museums.

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"I love the idea of art that can be touched": Bristol Biennial plans September surprises

Grass men and fountains transformed into cranberry farms will be part of the Bristol Biennial when it returns for a second time next month, says Artistic Director Hannah Clark.

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Artist's Statement: Simon Faithfull on buying a boat on eBay and burning it at sea

This week, artist Simon Faithfull set fire to a boat off the coast of Dorset, letting it sink to the bottom of the sea in a new reef being streamed live as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial. He......

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Tracey Emin's My Bed: Ten artists who have been bedroom exhibitionists

They might have lacked the cigarettes and vodka, but here are ten artists who put beds inside galleries as Tate announces a long-term loan of Tracey Emin's 1998 work.

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Richard III sculpture architects on creating a steel artwork next to Leicester Cathedral

London-based Dallas Pierce Quintero on the silhouette-reflecting steel plates commissioned in honour of the life of Richard III.

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Lights Out: Jeremy Deller and Bob and Roberta Smith help commemorate outbreak of First World War

Jeremy Deller will release four new films via an app, while Bob and Roberta, Bedwyr Williams and Nalini Malani will also create public artworks as part of the Lights Out campaign.

Medieval choral composition by DJ Goldie to be performed at Glasgow Cathedral

An electronic composition by the renowned Drum and Bass musician will see a live acoustic performance in the Glasgow Cathedral at the end of August.

Marina Abramović draws crowds to Serpentine Gallery for 512 Hours of puzzlement

The legendary performance artist follows up her blockbuster show at MoMA with another stint of durational art in a London gallery. Mark Sheerin experiences it.

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Art Everywhere: Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley on the largest art exhibition in Britain

Speaking at the launch of the publicly-voted display of 25 works across more than 30,000 billboards, the artists made the case for introducing art as a cultural catalyst.

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