Public Art

Plan Projects defined successful public art as that which achieves artistic excellence, has a clear purpose within the wider built realm and resonates for local people.

Flowing from this, in the debate about the community’s role in public art commissioning, we firmly believed the best public art should draw on the local knowledge and values of the people who will live with it once it has been commissioned.

The role of the commissioning agency is, therefore, to mediate between these two interests and create a space in which an intellectual collaboration can occur where the artist’s creative talent is framed by an understanding of people and place.


Cambridge Mill Road Cemetery

Pepys Estate

Wandsworth Osiers Estate

New Burlington Place

Peabody St. John’s Hill

Wycombe District Council

Cambridge Snowy Farr