Public Art

Martyn ReedSeptember 2020


Stavanger, Norway

Martyn Reed is a British artist, writer, independent researcher, curator and exhibition organizer based in Stavanger, Norway. He is the founder and artistic director of the Nuart Festivals and network. Much of Reed's work and the platforms he devises are international collaborative events that revolve around promoting art as part of everyday life using counter-cultural strategies, values and thinking.

Reed's "Public Art" makes use of a retired steam roller that was placed near a skate park in eastern Stavanger and activates it by stencilling the words "Public Art" across its front roller. By doing so, the artist prompts us to question the role of public art in contemporary society.


  • Title: Public Art
  • Creator: Martyn Reed
  • Date Created: September 2020
  • Location Created: Kjelvene Skatepark, 4014 Stavanger, Norway
  • Type: Intervention
  • Rights: ©Nuart Festival, ©Brian Tallman Photography
  • Medium: Spray paint, stencil
  • Art Genre: Progressive
  • Art Movement: Street Art
  • Art Form: Public intervention
  • Support: Retired steam roller
  • Depicted Location: Kjelvene Skatepark

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