Published 01 September 2020
Published September 2020
New Zealand sculptor Virginia King is an artist who has long recognised the changing nature of public art and the part it can play in raising awareness and social conscience.
Published September 2010
Next Wave: No Risk Too Great, directed by Jeff Khan, took place in Melbourne from 13 – 30 May 2010.
The notion of public art has been shifting over the years to include hopeful new models for change in a time of uncertainty - festivals, the temporal, the long term developmental and experimental thinking about how art can modify and influence the public realm.
Public artworks surrounding the Regional Arts Australia National Conference and Festival held in Launceston in August 2010 set the cat among the pigeons.
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.
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?
Curator: Kathrin Rhomberg
11 June - 8 August 2010
A Tradigital Survey
Curators: Kirsten Rann, Gina Kalabishis
Level 17 Artspace, 300 Flinders St, Victoria University, Melbourne
29 June – 16 July 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.
Curator: David Pestorius
Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne
24 February - 16 May 2010