Art in the public sphere is collectively owned. We all feel that we have a stake in the work, and maybe we aspire to own it. Offered up as it is in the adult playgrounds of our cities – our parks and squares, the places we pause to reflect and relax – it is ours to share, even if just temporarily.
Lucy Tyler, Director of Public Art at FutureCity, curator, project director and arts writer
Halcyon Gallery is proud to contribute to hundreds of public sculpture placements worldwide. Artists including Dale Chihuly, Lorenzo Quinn, Simon Gudgeon and Dashi Namdakov have seen their artwork both temporarily and permanently displayed in the communal spaces of the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North America and the UK; artworks including Chihuly’s Torch Light Chandelier on London’s Park Lane, Quinn’s Rise Through Education in Doha, Qatar, Isis in Hyde Park by Gudgeon and Namdakov’s Centaur at The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mauro Perucchetti’s Jelly Baby Family has seen placements in London, Paris, Rome and Singapore, while Wu Ching-ju’s Pro Terra et Natura proudly stands guard over Shanghai’s Financial District in Pudong.
From the inception of its Public Art Programme in 2008, Halcyon Gallery has participated in London City Council’s Public Sculpture Trail and has erected numerous public sculpture placements in combined efforts to raise funds for philanthropic organistations. We continue to believe in the importance of public art as much for the careers of our artists, as for the increased quality and value of our client’s collections and most importantly, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people in our universal communities.