Art Into Landscape III

Serpentine South Gallery 29 Mar — 27 Apr 1980 Free

This was an exhibition of prize-winning and selected proposals to improve under-used public spaces in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Since its inception in 1974, the idea behind the Art Into Landscape competitions and exhibitions remained consistent: to offer people the possibility of improving their surroundings by proposing ways in which under-used public spaces could be enlivened to benefit the community.

The competition was open to professional designers and artists as well as to the general public – including children.

For the 1980 competition – the third and final exhibition under this banner – many land-owning bodies offered sites, from which eight were chosen. For the first time, two belonged not to local authorities, but to British Steel and London Transport. Also for the first time, the Arts Council of Great Britain was joined as sponsor by the Scottish and Welsh Arts Councils. The three Councils and the owners of all eight sites committed matching funds to ensure that projects could be commissioned.

There was a new ‘open’ category, for which competitors could nominate their own sites. Arts Council funds were earmarked to realise at least one of these schemes, if the site owner was willing. Proposals were submitted and judged in three categories: professionals, students and amateurs, and children.

The participating artists were:

Joan Aldous, John Aldous, NJD Anderson, Thomas WD Armour, Lord Austin-Smith, David Back, Tim Barnett, Penny Bennett, Elizabeth Bray, Richard Brearley, Kate Bridger, Peter Brown, Ray Bryant, Peter Burn, Christine Burrows, Graham Carey, CF Chamberlain, William Chimie, Bill Clark, Joanne Cole, Martin Cook, Robert Coneybeare, Jane Crossfield, Malcolm Davidson, Margaret Desmond, Suzanne Dodd, James Dunkley, Terry Eaton, John Eger, Patty Elwood, Margaret J Felix, Peter Finnimore, Keith Garbett, John Gingell, Colin Fraser Gray, Paul R Green, DC Greenaway, Stephen Greenberg, Glenis Grieve, Neil Griffiths, Sir William Hakrow and Partners, David Hamilton, Keith Hampshire, Robert Harding, Almuth Hargreaves, DB Harries, Steven Harrison, Tom Hazle, Lionel Hehir, Tom Heneghan, Nigel Henham, Joe Holyoak, Juliet Honour, Rick Houghton, Robert Hoyle, Keith Ingham, John Inkpen, Pat Johnstone, Justina Karakiewicz, Klus and Co, Kate Kneale, Anthony Knight, Michael Landolt, Hugo Larman, Fook Kee Lee, Pay Chye Lim, Fredericka Lismore, Bridget Macarthur, Peter Mackay, Christopher McCarthy, Terry McCarthy, Claire McCormack, Peter Mason, Elizabeth Masterman, Howard Mitchell, Roger J Morgan, Paul Morris, Brian Murray, Peter Neeld, Chris Newman, Rosanna Nicholson, Patrick O’Keefe, Alexander Paton, Deanna Petherbridge, Steven Player, Steven Rendell, John Ryba, Pat Sampson, John Spargo, David Froud Stabb, Paul Stafford, Peter Standen, Nina Steane, Peter Styles, Julian Tapschott, Ed Taylor, Frank Taylor, P David Thompson, Carolyn Trevor, James Utting, Anthony G Vogt, Katherine Vogt, Graeme A Vout, Marek Walczak, Ingrid Webendoerfer, Denis Wilkinson, Susannah Williams, Joseph Wilson, Roy Winter, Peter Woolley, Robert Young, Mark Zeff, John Zerning, Adam Zyw

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