Obituary: Lesley Perkes – The good fairy of public art

2015-02-22 15:00

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Even on her deathbed, public art activist Lesley Perkes dreamed of a new city. At her funeral last Sunday, the cultural community turned out in force to say goodbye. Charlotte Bauer remembers her

That she succeeded in getting so much public art on to the streets of this country – despite the expense, the political protocols, the demands of city partners and corporate sponsors and the temperaments of artists – was remarkable.

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