Curating the campus; commissioning Public Art
Explore the history of commissioning at the University of Birmingham. You will discover the campus is adorned by portraiture, sculptures and architectural features.
Join Research and Cultural Collections as we explore the history of commissioning at the University of Birmingham. You will discover portraiture, sculptures and architectural features previously commissioned by the University, as well as our latest sculpture commission.
Art is a vital part of University life, animating the spaces where people work, relax and study. The University of Birmingham, since its earliest days, has worked with leading artists, makers and architects to create its distinctive campus.
The Arts & Science Sculpture Commission continues to build on this outstanding cultural heritage. The commission explores arts and science overlooking the traditional divisions between them, and instead finding ways in which each discipline can inform the other, spark debate and bring about new understandings of the world around us. The four finalists for the commission – Andrew Gillespie, Hipkiss & Graney, Intervention Architecture and Juneau Projects – have responded to the theme of arts and science in diverse ways.
Image – © Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham.
Date & Time
Thursday 12 Sept | 12.30pm – 1.30pm
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT
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