Visualise: Making Art in Context celebrates an artistic initiative that took place in the City of Cambridge between Autumn 2011 and Summer 2012. Visualise was funded by the Percent for Art scheme deriving from the construction of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School on Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus and involved substantial and fruitful collaboration between Anglia Ruskin and Cambridge City Council. The project was managed by Futurccity, curated by Bronac Ferran and supported by large numbers of Anglia Ruskin staff and students. The book describes the reach and range of the project and establishes links between visualise and John Ruskin’s ideas about art education. It provides examples of the interplay between art, music and technology which was so central to the project. The publication gives a glimpse of the extraordinary quality and variety of the works exhibited in the Ruskin Gallery during the Visualise project as well as the public art initiatives which saw artistic activity spill out of the gallery and beyond the campus to involve the wider Cambridge community.
About the editor
Bronac Ferran is a writer, curator and researcher who works on knowledge networking activities for the CX Hub at RCA. She is a former Director of Interdisciplinary Arts at Arts Council England and has been facilitated and curated events in 2012 for the AHRC, Anglia Ruskin University, Futurecity and Nesta.