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Claire Doherty


Claire Doherty is Director of Situations, which she initiated in 2002: a UK arts organisation dedicated to commissioning and producing compelling new forms of public art. In 2009, she was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur and in 2016 was made an MBE for her outstanding service to the Arts. Claire is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art, including Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, a programme of 552-hours of continuous performance within a ruined church in Bristol, and the year-long series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand. Claire has also published a number of forward thinking publications on the topic of public art including her latest book Out of Time, Out of Place Public Art (Now)

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