What’s the Future of Public Art?


● Fully booked

Monday 15 February 2016
6.30 — 8pm

Sculpture by Henry Moore in the Brandon Estate, London

Photo © Owen Hopkins

An expert panel surveys the landscape of public art today and discusses what the future might hold.

In conjunction with Historic England’s exhibition Out There: Our Post-War Public Art (2 February – 10 April 2016), which explores the connections between public art and architecture in the post-war decades, this event looks at the future of public of art in Britain. What are the ideals and motivations behind the creation of public art? What are its uses? How can we protect public art threatened by redevelopment? Should we be doing so? What, ultimately, does public art say about us as a society?


Eric Parry RA – Principal, Eric Parry Architects
Conrad Shawcross RA – sculptor
Emma Crichton-Miller – art critic and TV producer; columnist, Apollo
Roger Bowdler – Director of Listing, Historic England
Sarah Gaventa – curator, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art (chair)
Eleanor Pinfield – Head of Art on the Underground, Transport for London

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 15 February 2016

6.30 — 8pm

The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London, W1

£12. Reductions £6.