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  1. On 25th July British artist Alex Hartley sailed into Weymouth on an island he had towed from the Arctic. The work, called Nowhere Island, was commissioned as part of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad and was in Weymouth as a ‘visiting nation’ celebrating the sailing events of the Games.

    Alex Hartley is a British artist whose work explores architecture and the built environment and how we live in it. He regularly works in photography, installation and sculpture. Here, Alex talks about the inspiration behind Nowhere Island and you can see footage of Alex in the Arctic claiming his island. He also talks about working as an artist and what it was like to be part of the Young British Artist, or YBA phenomenon.

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  2. Febrik is a not-for-profit collaborative platform for participatory art and design research projects. Reem Charif is a member of Febrik and she talks here about their work on Sceaux Gardens Estate in Peckham and their other projects in the Middle East. Reem also discusses their exhibition at the South London Gallery, their involvement in the Shop of Possibilities (part of SLG Local) and why wishing trees and cardboard forts are important. febrik.org
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  3. The Shop of Possibilities is a former shop on Sceaux Gardens Estate and is the SLG's social space for play. It hosts a number of events and activities for children and local residents including a Curator's Club. Children and Families Co-ordinator Lauren Willis talks about the history of the shop and how Febrik's artist residency inspired its walls of loose parts.

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  4. South London Gallery Director Margot Heller and Head of Education Frances William answer the question "What is SLG Local?" They chat about the inspiration behind the project and some of the gallery's earlier off-site projects which happens to include a flying a steamroller...

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  5. Scandinavian duo Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset are the most recent artists to have won the commission to create a work for the Fourth Plinth. Their golden boy on his rocking horse was largely inspired by the grumpy old men on horses that make up the equestrian statues already in Trafalgar Square and a question about the nature and value of war memorials. Here Michael and Ingar talk about their understandings of public art and its function and what they learned from Texan truck drivers...

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