'Jings', 'Crivens' and 'Help Ma Boab'! A discussion regarding the impact of public art trails on local communities in the UK

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Abstract

Public art trails are becoming a common site in UK cities; last year Dundee was invaded by 70 giant Oor Wullie sculptures each decorated by a local artist, illustrator or designer. In addition to this, 25 smaller sculptures were decorated by local schools and nurseries. Further locations around Scotland also felt the impact of the Bucket Trail phenomena. Drawing on the notion of ‘cultural capital’ and its evolution since Bourdieu the purpose of this session is to initiate a discussion regarding the impact of public art trails on local communities focused on learning through art and about art.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2017
EventiJADE Conference 2017: Art and Design as Agent for Change - National College for Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 17 Nov 201718 Nov 2017
https://www.chester.ac.uk/node/37356 (Link to conference information)

Conference

ConferenceiJADE Conference 2017
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period17/11/1718/11/17
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