Figure ground is a public realm artist development agency.

We now have an up to date website at figuregroundprojects.uk

This site has an archive of posts from 2011-12.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Mini-Residency Part 2 and Open Day!

Over 3 scorching hot days in April, the Figure Ground team returned to LV21 and the ship became a hive of artistic activity, with 26 artists making work, collaborating, and drinking vast amounts of tea (thanks Paivi and others for their dedicated washing up).
On April 20th we opened the ship to the public and had lots of excited visitors come along..
We will post more soon but in the meantime here are some links to some of the artists blogs and visitors photos...
Thanks especially to Paivi and Gary, and Rob for technical support, and Dave for the BBQ!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Count down to Lightship event on 20th April

Wednesday 20th April 12 – 5 pm

We would like to invite you to join us on LV21, a lightship moored on the Medway where over 20 artists have been making work in response to this exciting environment. Artists have come together across the South to collaborate and experiment with new ways of making work collaboratively in public. Much of the work is in progress and inhabits a place between studios and public spaces.

Figure Ground has arranged this event to continue debating what art in public places should, or rather can be. We are keen to open up this discussion and listen to viewpoints from local communities, artists, commissioners and all those interested and involved in art in the public realm.

If you would like to take part please get in touch.
If you’re organization is unable to fund travel we have some travel bursaries available.

We look forward to seeing you on board.

Warm wishes

Jon Adams, Lucy Andrews, Katy Beinart, Jack Brown, Laura Krikke and Jo Thomas

For further information contact Lucy on 07818493699 or e: figuregroundprojects@gmail.com

A map and further details about the venue are available here: http://www.lv21.co.uk/contact-us/

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Event at Banner Repeater Hackney Downs

On Saturday Figure Ground met with Ami Clarke (Banner Repeater), Rachel Anderson (Artangel Interaction), James Steventon (Fermynwoods Contemporary Art), Rebecca Whyte (Stour Space). We would like to thank them all for their contribution to a passionate, intense and informative discussion about the challenges of making public art happen. More details to follow soon.


Banner Repeater is an artist led contemporary art space, curatorially run and initiated by Ami Clarke,  located on Hackney Downs Network Rail, platform 1. It has a reading room and project space with a programme of exhibitions, events, and performance. Thank you Ami for being a brilliant host.