International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Ill-Clad City: Glasgow turns its back on Public Art

Volume 16.1   1997



The paper is a critique of Glasgow's public art policy which has failed to live up to its promise by not making good its promise of major commitment in terms of personnel and funding. The policy of 'parachuting in' artists is contrasted with developing art in communities in situ. Reference is made to Glasgow's Environmental Art course at the School of Art.