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Join us on Friday 17 September, 4.00-5.00pm, Kensington

In Spring 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed UK museums, galleries and arts institutions, curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist called for radical government relief to support the nation’s struggling public art projects.

Today, as the UK eases lockdown restrictions, this roundtable discussion explores the impact of the pandemic on public art and its importance on wellbeing, politics and public monuments, and the role of public art during urban planning.

Would you like to explore this topic? Then please join our in-person panel discussion on Friday 17 September, 4.00-5.00pm at our Kensington facility (37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED).

You will have the opportunity to learn from and question leading experts in this field, including Gemma Dean, Head of Development at the Creative Land Trust, Chloe Stagaman, Curator at Futurecity; from Richmond, Dr Nicholas Ferguson, with Dr Nicola Mann chairing the discussion.

The event will be followed by an exhibition opening, celebrating the work of the 2021 BA Film & Photography graduates.

Interested? Please contact enquiries@richmond.ac.uk to register for this free event. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Organised by Richmond’s International Visual Art & Cultures Research Group (IVAC)