Food for thought
18 Jun 2013 - Situations is launching LUNCH CLUB. Held the first Tuesday of every month, come and share with us your ideas and talk to us about working in the public realm. Bring some food and we'll supply the tea & coffee! The first Lunch Club is July 2, from 1 - 2 pm.
Audiences and participants have followed our artists into cemeteries and custom houses, music festivals and boat sheds, building sites and castle vaults; we have donned hard hats together to build remarkable structures and to go in search of the archaeology of the future; we have queued with the residents of a rural town in New Zealand to witness two live lions strolling around a 1920s cinema and joined 80 goldfish flying in a chartered jet. In the dark, we have marveled at a phosphorescent night sky under our feet and become lost in the dizzying experience of a mirrored labyrinth.
Futurefarmers' Flatbread Society
2 Jun 2013 - On May 22 Futurefarmers arrived in Oslo to establish Flatbread Society. One of four projects Situations is producing for Slow Space - a major public art programme in Oslo - Flatbread Society is a growing group of people working towards the establishment of a public artwork, Bakehouse Bjorvika. Throughout June, Flatbread Society is staging a programme of Oslo-based events, a tour of their remarkable 'mobile oven' (pictured) and hands-on workshops at a temporary site on the waterfront in Bjorvika. You can follow the beginnings of this inspiring new project here and learn more about the full Slow Space programme here
Documenting the most dynamic forms of public art
13 May 2013 - This week we launched Situations On Film, a short documentary film series that explores Situations projects as they unfold. Launching with Tony White’s Missorts each 8-minute film describes how the project unfolded in a specific time and place with exclusive behind-the scenes in situ interviews with the artists, and commentaries from leading critics and writers. Watch the first films here
Situations partners with Spike Island & Arnolfini
8 May 2013 - Together with Spike Island and Arnolfini, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured a £150,000 grant from Arts Council England's “Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity” scheme. The money will be used to seed fund a long-term strategy for building patronage for the visual arts in the Bristol by galvanising collaborative working, sharing resources and articulating a compelling case for the visual arts. Find out more here