With all Richard Hollinshead’s research activity focusing on public spaces – both policy and physical projects – the impact of his research has been considerable. In many instances it literally transforms the environment in which significant numbers of people live. Dr Hollinshead has developed a number of high profile events and projects, most notable the Tatton Park Biennial on behalf of partners the National Trust, Cheshire County Council and Arts Council England; Magnificent Distance –five site-specific temporary projects – for the flagship 5×5 Public Art Festival in Washington, D.C; and, at the invitation of the National Trust, the Foghorn Requiem performance at Souter Lighthouse, South Shields.
Dr Hollinshead has provided consultancy advice in the integrated fields of public art and public realm design for a number of public bodies including: the State of Virginia, USA; the National Trust; NHS Trusts (including NHS Lothian, NHS South of Tyne and NHS Tees, Esk and Wear); regeneration agencies (ONE North East; North West Development Agency; West Lakes Renaissance; Sunderland ARC; and Sunniside Partnership); and local authorities (including Cumbria; Durham; Northumberland and Cheshire County Councils; Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham City Councils; and Milton Keynes, Gateshead Borough and South Tyneside Councils). He has also provided consultancy advice for commercial bodies including: Gladedale, Downings; Home Housing; Miller Homes; and Gallaghers.