Published April 2021
ArtsWA created 'ArtSource' as an artist's and art consultants register as a means of facilitating best practice in project development and management.
Looks at the Sandgate Town Centre Improvement Project (Suburban Centre Improvement Projects) in South East Queensland.
Published June 1998
Exhibition Review Pillow Songs: Poonkhin Khut
Salamanca Arts Centre Hobart Tasmania
January 1 - 30 1998
Increasingly, local governments at the cutting edge are recognising the need to carefully define their role in public art and more broadly cultural development.
Isn't it about time we showed artists and our public artworks a little more respect? We coaxed artists out of their studios to put their creative souls on public display, and now many of those life enhancing objects are looking unloved, forlorn and neglected.
Book review Public Art Practical Guidelines
Authors Pip Sawyer, Malcolm McGregor, Robyn Taylor
Published by the Ministry for Culture and the Arts
$40.00 + $5.00 p&h from the
Artists Foundation of WA
It is arguable that temporary public art is a more valid response to the transitory, dynamic and complex nature of the city and public life, more available to be critical and exploratory, than its permanent counterpart.
If art in community places isn't for the community using those places, then who is it for? Should all art in public places have immediate community appeal, or reflect those communities in some way, or even have community contributions? And if the answer to any of these is yes, need this impinge on the quality of the art?
The Queenslanders Art Alliance was established in 1986, maintaining an artist register as well as project management programs collaborating with the Queensland government in the 'Designing Environments' strategy which is intended to consolidate the quality of the collaborative process in public art projects. Looks at the Kangaroo Cliffs Boardwalk project.
Exhibition Review Contemporary Art in Asia: Traditions/Tensions Organised by the Asia Society New York
Art Gallery of Western Australia
6 February - 29 March 1998
Whether Melbourne can support 500 or more sculptors is yet to be proven, but the talent is there and architects, developers and city councils seem to be much more receptive to the concept of public art.
Exhibtion Review Coming Round the Mountain: Excursive Sight
Centre for the Arts University of Tasmania Hobart
17 January - 1 February 1998
Challenging work, work that made some form of investigative observation about where we stand at this point in time was virtually not appearing anymore....In Adelaide and other cities, decorative design work, which is often very literal and subservient to conservative briefs, commercial interests, political agendas and restrictive models has appeared everywhere under the name of sculpture.