Angel Symposium: Anna Pepperall: The Development of Art in the Public Realm

Archive Shelf Location 6A5 (9)
Publication Date 15 May 2008

Anna Pepperall has been involved in arts administration for over 25 years in the North East of England, initially starting out in galleries and arts centres. For the last twenty years she has developed the visual arts within Gateshead Council. She has been working specifically on the commissioning of public art since the mid 1980s, most notably the landmark commission of the Angel of the North by Antony Gormley. This is probably the largest and best known work of public art in the UK. Since 2000 she has been involved in the commissioning of public art for the major regeneration of the Gateshead Quays, and Gateshead Town Centre art strategy particularly integrating art and architecture and art within the urban public realm. Gateshead Council is viewed as one of the key local authorities, which has transformed itself through arts lead regeneration and has pursued a flagship policy for visual arts which has won many awards. Additionally she has numerous contacts with artists and was a mentor to designer makers for four years.

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Speaker Anna Pepperall
Format MPEG 4
Related Artist Antony Gormley
Category Public/Landscape Art
Keywords Angel of the North, Culture-led regeneration
Related City/Region Gateshead
Related Event Angel of the North Symposium: Ten Years On: 15th May 2008
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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