Katy Beinart


Figure Ground


Figure Ground is a network of artists working in the public realm, founded by a group of artistsí who came together as former recipients of Art Plus awards from Arts Council England.

In 2009, Figure Ground organised a series of events for artists working in the public realm, to provide opportunities to network and collaborate, in locations around the South East. The aim was to make opportunities for artists working in public to get together and debate key issues relating to their practice, in a format that is open, participatory and creative.
The events took place around the South East region: Bracknell, Chatham, Brighton.

In 2011, Figure Ground organised a mini-residency on the LV21 Lightship, in Kent, inviting artists to make collaborative work in response to the spaces on the ship.

In 2012, Figure Ground presented a workshop and talk at The Home and The World, a conference on public art at Dartington College.

Figure Ground is an Associate Member of PLaCE: Place Location Context and Environment, a grouping of creative, practice led, academic research centres that address issues of site, location, context and environment at the intersection of a multiplicity of disciplines and practices. see: http://www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/place/index.htm for further info.

To see more examples of Figure Ground projects, go to: http://figuregroundprojects.co.uk/

or read about our work at: http://www.a-n.co.uk/nan/article/617979/656850

Thanks to help from all the artists we met through the NAN bursary (AN Magazine); SEEDA, Bracknell Forest Council, Fabrica, AN Magazine, Artworks MK, ARC, Artpoint.

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England