In Public Space

Sculpture’s place in public space – with Randy Klein


Nunhead station

Wednesday 16 September 2015 6.15pm Walkshop start Queens Road Peckham Overground station or 7.00pm at Nunhead rail station, London SE15. 

Southwark resident Randy Klein has created more than a dozen sculptures in public and communal spaces, bringing life, colour and vitality, with some commissioned by the borough. Working with existing communities, running workshops with residents and collaborating with other artists, his metal KenderKidswork sculptures adorn schools, railway station entrances, recreation gateways and line key streets in the localities around Nunhead and Peckham.  His mantra is ‘keeping sculpture light’ gaining acceptance for his work through the trust he has developed by involving local people, young and old, wealthy and homeless, throughout the making of his sculptures.


Randy Klein and a sculpture

To complement the Nunhead art trail and free open-air cinema, the Museum of Walking has teamed up with Randy Klein to develop a walkshop in which participants will discover how and where sculpture has enhanced public space, in Nunhead and Peckham, and that will include a panel discussion on what is Sculpture’s place in public space.

The route of the walkshop will include spaces that might be opportunities for sculpture, with discussion on how might one determine those spaces, what this space is for and for when and whom, and who might have a right to determine what goes where.

Read Randy Klein’s latest blog here.

During July and August 2015, the Museum of Walking set up a phone-in facility in which sculptors and commissioners, thought leaders and local people could contribute their opinions and suggestions on the topic of “Sculpture’s place in public space” – so that their contributions would be included in the walkshop. They were asked to read through the questions below in preparation, and then make your call – the number is at the bottom of this page.

Thanks for calling into the Museum of Walking’s Sculpture’s place in public space debate with Randy Klein on Wednesday 16 September – please listen carefully to these instructions you will hear them only once.  

Your message will be recorded and maybe included in the debate or used in event publicity. Please be concise and civil so that we can include as many contributions as possible. 

There are 4 answers we need from you 

1. Tell us your name?

2. Tell us a number on which to reach you? 

3. Tell us your interest in ‘Sculpture’s place in public space’ – you maybe a local resident, an artist or commissioner of public art, or have an informed opinion

4. Tell us your contribution – this could be a question to be posed to the panel, a comment or an opinion about Sculpture’s place in public space 

Thank you

Ready with your responses?  Then please call 020 8123 6299

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