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Seminar promotes art in regeneration

Thu 23 July 2015, 5:31 pm

A seminar at the University of Kent’s Chatham Historic Dockyard base this month was attended by more than 60 people and involved discussions about ‘regeneration and the role of art’.

Advice and guidance was provided to developers, planners, local authorities, architects and artists by professionals involved in working on improving public realms and artists working on the IN-SITE project – temporary public art displayed along Rochester Riverside and on Sun Pier, the cultural quarter in Chatham.

The seminar was chaired by artist David Cotterrell and reflected on achievements and the potential for public art to play a part in future regeneration projects. Speakers included senior board director from LDA Design, Neil Mattinson and director of Gingko Projects, Tom Littlewood.

Presentations included: ‘The process of engaging an artist’, ‘An artist’s contribution’ and ‘The benefits of bringing artists on board’.



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