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Matt Baker


Matt Baker makes artworks in the public domain, developing participatory and collaborative techniques through projects ranging from temporary events/installations to large-scale permanent artworks and cultural strategies for programmes of urban change.

In 2011, Baker was awarded the Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture in Scotland between 2009-11. 

Since March 2011 he has been resident artist within the Riverside community in Govan - see here
From 2006-2010 Matt was the City Artist for Inverness – his work there placed the creative community at the centre of a dialogue about the contemporary identity of the Highland capital. Temporary artwork interventions, public debates and unlikely partnerships were the hallmark of the residency, which ultimately evolved into acclaimed public art organisation IOTA (now core funded by Highland Council). 

Baker was also Lead Artist from 2000-2005 for the award-winning regeneration of the iconic Gorbals neighbourhood in Glasgow. The project is widely recognised for its pioneering work in applying a socially-engaged art methodology to a large scale public art programme. More than 30 local, national and international artists were commissioned to work within the context of a place undergoing wholescale re-construction. 

The project 'Nothing about us without us is for us,' is led by Matt Baker in collaboration with t s Beall.

Artist website
Artist Blog

Twitter: _mattbaker

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