Public artworks surrounding the Regional Arts Australia National Conference and Festival held in Launceston in August 2010 set the cat among the pigeons.
Published September 2010
Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen’s recent work 'Queen and Country' (2003-2010) overwhelmingly embodies the complexities and possibilities for memorial-making and public art today.
In Antony Gormley’s living portrait 'One and Other' for 100 days, from 6 July to 14 October 2009, 2400 randomly selected, otherwise unextraordinary, individuals continuously occupied the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square for an hour at a time.
17th Biennale of Sydney
The Beauty of Distance: songs of survival in a precarious age
Curator: David Elliott
MCA, Cockatoo Island, Botanic Gardens, Artspace, AGNSW, Opera House, Pier 2/3
12 May – 1 August 2010
Curator and cultural visionary Kevin Murray asks what happened to Southern Cross Station, once Spencer Street Station now lost under a morass of advertising. Where is the public art?
Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
26 March - 17 April 2010
Curator: Mat Ward
June 5 – 26 2010
INFLIGHT Gallery, Hobart
Juliette Peers interviews Mary Lou Pavlovic Mary Lou Pavlovic to find out how one becomes a de facto public institution?
MLP: Just do it. Don’t worry so much about acceptance into a very institutionalised dysfunctional system...Worry about being creative and alive on your own terms. Put yourself in any exhibition you feel you should be in. You may not get the institutional rewards but lets face it – they ain’t that great here in Aussie land anyway.
Curator: David Pestorius
Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne
24 February - 16 May 2010
The Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP!) project on the outskirts of Hobart
is under construction just two kilometres from Australia’s largest private freely accessible art gallery the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), opening in January 2011.
Vale Shaw Hendry (1963-2010)
The image on the front of the catalogue said it all – Hermano Rojo, ukulele in hand, bowing to his audience.