Public Art, what is it?
‘Public art is not an art form. It is a principle whereby the involvement and activities of artists contribute to the identity, understanding, appreciation and enhancement of public places.
One way of achieving this is through collaboration with artists in the conception, design development and implementation of changes to the built and managed environment.’
Maggie Bolt, Maggie Bolt Associates
I strongly believe that Public Art Commissions benefit the Dorset area adding value to those who visit, live and work here.
This extends beyond the most obvious gains of providing visual enhancement and extending the cultural provision in an area,
as well as:
Health and wellbeing
Public art is often thought of as a statue or a stand-alone sculpture in a public place – usually with a specific connection to a site.
Public art brings a human touch to what are often bland environments and add to places a sense of identity that may stimulate interest and the imagination.