Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 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
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.
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
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
25 June – 26 August 2010
Curator: Kathrin Rhomberg
11 June - 8 August 2010
Curators: Keith Giles, Ali Baker and Yoko Kajio
SASA Gallery, Adelaide
6 April - 7 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.
Anna Zagala looks at two striking public artworks in Melbourne, Cameron Robbins and Christopher Lansell's The Solar System down at the St Kilda Foreshore and Alexander Knox's kinetic light work Maxims of behaviour on the corner of Bourke and Swanston Sts in the UBD of Melbourne.
Elizabeth Woods' art practice has for many years revolved around the relationship between place, artist and community and what arises from their connection to each other. Marrying a tree is its latest manifestation.
Curator: Domenico de Clario
Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Queen’s Theatre, Mercury Cinema, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
28 May – 26 June 2010