Friday, 12 February 2010
Update | A new section on Public Art in Newport has been added to the ART IN NEWPORT archive:
Public Art in Newport | Newport has been celebrated for its public art in recent years. Far from the dreary dramatis personnae of Victorian dignitaries and captains of industry that one might expect from a British industrial city, the city of Newport stands out for its challenging series of modern public sculpture commissions of recent decades.
Newport's recent public art engages a popular sense of history, celebrating the city and port's proud industrial and maritime heritage and the vital democratic legacy of Chartism. Newport's public sculptural landmarks belong to the wider social drama of the city's post-industrial economic regeneration.