AiR
  • it felt good to see the bigger me

  • an art project not a community project but community was one effect of the art

  • pleasant persistence, joyful outcomes

  • I didn’t see that coming

  • AiR is thinking tangentially

  • the walks opened more than my eyes

  • art that is social

  • everywhere is somewhere to make

  • you found the magic that we didn’t know was here

  • I’m not sure where else I have the luxury of listening like this

  • a delicious moment of radical openness

  • being in a place one knows earlier, later, longer than customary

  • an ethical position suggested in secular acts

  • politely defiant – never anarchy but never business as usual either

  • a jolt, a space, a small adventure

  • little fissures in the everyday run of things

  • peans to the unregulated

  • a new space for relating to somebody who I might never have met

  • We Were Real Pirates, Madeline Zaharia, 2010 © Alex Du Preez
  • Loudmouth, Sophie Hoyle, 2010
  • This if for you, Anna Macdonald, 2013 © Seb Lynch
  • Proposal for a Palm Tree, Dmitri Galitzine, 2018 © Magda Fabianczyk
  • Escape Into Archway, Diana Smith, 2009 © Rowan Durrant
  • Silent Footnotes, Tilly Fowler & Anna Hart, 2016 © Lou Macnamara
  • I'll Pick You Up After Lunch, Unannounced Acts of Publicness, Georgia Gendall & Jo Scandrett, 2015 © Antonio Sansica
  • PACK_ITON, AiR, 2018 © Magda Fabianczyk
  • Pass On, Tidal Twirlings, Freddie Opoku-Addaie , 2016 ©Lou Macnamara

AiR begins with a place and its people to make art in the everyday – a dance on a floodwall, a play in a café, a tree on wheels, a poem in a bowling alley, a song in a subway.

We are spatial practitioners – artists, architects, dancers, musicians, writers – valuing embodied experience and prioritising movement. We are concerned with establishing space for the unseen and unheard, the unanticipated and unlikely. We privilege the small scale, the momentary and the local. 

Since 2007 we have partnered with local authorities, education, housing and community organisations to curate and deliver over four hundred public artworks alongside cultural events (walks, exhibitions, screenings, festivals), knowledge exchange (talks, symposiums, academic & life-long learning projects) and publications (digital & print).

Contact Anna Hart anna@airstudio.org 07977 094 330

AiR was established as an independent community interest company in 2016 following eight years as a research studio within Central Saint Martins. Our funding partners include Arts Council England, London Borough of Islington, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Haringey, Transport for London, Hyde Housing Group, University of the Arts London. Registered as AiRing CIC Company number 10155833 Directors Anna Hart & Tilly Fowler.

Website design by Sam Blunden and Erik Hartin.