Friday, 26 March 2010

Arts Extra: Public art and public spaces

Above: Artists rendering of the Mute Meadow public art installation at the Ebrington Barracks in Derry.

Marie Louise Muir talked to three of yesterday's Lives and Spaces panel on last night's Arts Extra: Head of sculpture at NCAD, Philip Napier; Michael Hegarty, PLACE Director; and Ciaran Mackel of ARD Ciaran Mackel Architects.

The discussion centred mostly on what public art and "iconic buildings" Northern Ireland wanted to see - Ciaran and Michael were keen to argue that the starting point must be the quality of our ordinary buildings and public space.

The segment begins at around 18:30.

BBC iPlayer: Arts Extra, 25/03/2010 (available until Thurs 1st April)

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