Regeneration and the Role of Public Art

The School of Music and Fine Art is hosting a creative seminar called Regeneration and the Role of Public Art on Weds 8 July, 10am in the Engineering Workshop at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Chaired by artist David Cotterrell, this is an open discussion and facilitated activity on the role of public art. Aimed at developers, planners, local authorities, architects and artists, the Creative Seminar will share learning, guidance and advice from professionals working in the public realm and the artists working on the IN-SITE Public Art Project, an engaging and interactive temporary public art project along Rochester Riverside and on Sun Pier. Tim Meacham, Lecturer in Fine Art & Partner College Liaison at the School of Music & Fine Art, has been on the advisory panel for the IN-SITE Public Art Project.

The creative seminar aims to provide a foundation, for reflecting on and taking forward achievements from the IN-SITE Rochester Riverside public art commissions. It will open discussion surrounding the exploration and development of art in the public realm and creative processes.

Introduced by Public Art Consultants FrancisKnight and Lead Artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi, speakers include:

Senior Partner from LDA Design Neil Mattinson (appointed design consultancy for Chatham Placemaking Masterplan).

Director of Insite Arts Sam Wilkinson (public art organisation).
With contributions from the IN-SITE artists: Stuart Bowditch, Nicola Flower, Caitlin Heffernan, Jane Pitt and Christopher Sacre. Facilitated activity from artist led organisation Figure Ground.

The Creative Seminar is accompanied by British Sign Language interpreters. Lunch and refreshments are provided and the event is free to attend but booking required via: