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WEbinar February 8

Public Art: What’s the Point?

The role of public art is many and varied. It can be a visual reflector of a place, a concept telling a story, a statement for building pride and ownership, or a place for playful interactions. But does public art ignite our collective imagination, encourage thought and promote public discourse? It is claimed that public art can enhance an environment through placemaking, bring people together and can aid economic development.

Join UAP’s Chetana Andary – Senior Principal, and Owen Craven – Associate and Curator, as they discuss the role of public art, its impact and benefits on the public realm interrogate these questions in our webinar: Public Art: What’s the Point?

There is a limited number of spots available, so register now.

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Industry News November 22, 2016

Attention Artists

The City of Hobart wishes to engage an artist, designer, or collaborative team, to create a series of urban elements for the Lenah Valley Retail Precinct Upgrade. The aim of this project is to contribute to the reinvigoration of the community retail space with the addition of public art which is integrated, changing and engaging. These elements will offer an opportunity to recognise and communicate the unique identity of this area. The current budget is $55,000 ex GST and expression of interest packages can be downloaded here or by emailing Hobart City.

Submissions close Friday 2 Dec 2016 at 5pm.

Industry News November 17, 2016

Join renowned photographer Tamara Dean in conversation with UAP Associate and Curator Owen Craven

If you’re interested in the dynamic world of photography and art then this month’s EXPOSURE session from the Australian Centre for Photography shouldn’t be missed. Celebrated photographer Tamara Dean together with UAP Associate and Curator Owen Craven, will discuss the connection between people and place prevalent in her work. The pair will discuss how Tamara approaches and considers her subject matter and environment to construct images and installations which are both intimate and ethereal.

The talk will be at UNSW Art & Design on Thursday 24 November from 6.30pm – 8.00pm AEDT, followed by drinks at The Rose, Shamrock & Thistle.

More information.

Image courtesy and © Tamara Dean and Martin Browne Contemporary, Brooke from the series About Face, 2015.

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Knowledge Sharing October 25, 2016

UAP Public Art Workshop & Presentation with Guildhouse for Place SA

Such a great turnout at yesterday’s workshop on public art and place identity with Guildhouse.

UAP Senior Principal, Chetana Andary conducted two events focusing on distinct place identity and how visionary public art can balance authentic place brand, as part of the Place SA program. During the presentation Chetana highlighted international trends in public art, how it changes the way people experience a place and how it is used as a tool for cities to compete economically. The workshop focused on identifying distinct place identity, and how visionary public art can balance authentic place brand with design.

Place SA is a platform for exploring and sharing what makes a place great, with events held in October each year throughout Adelaide and South Australia.

For more information on the presentation, workshop or any future events visit Guildhouse.

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Industry News October 11, 2016

Attention Artists

Expressions of Interest are being sought to create a striking artwork for Honeywood Primary School, currently under construction in Wandi, Western Australia.

Several potential sites have been identified for the artwork, which can be of two or three-dimensional form. Themes for consideration include the natural environment, links to the Wandi community and learning environments for young children.

Proposals will be assessed based on their approach to the project, quality of previous works and relevant experience/technical capabilities.

Submissions close 2.30pm (AWST), Friday 28 October 2016.

For further information please click here.

September 23, 2016

Attention Artists

artsACT invites Expressions of Interest from artists to provide input to the design of a transmission tower. Located in the Molonglo Valley, future urban development will surround the tower and therefore the outcome of this engagement should be an iconic artwork.

Artists are asked to consider the natural values of the surrounding landscape, the cultural heritage of the site and the broader 132Kv transmission line.

Submissions will be assessed based on artists’ relevant experience undertaking sculptural work of this scale, design quality of previous work and ability to meet project requirements and timelines. Submission close 2pm, Thursday 13 October (AEDT).

To download further information click here.

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September 20, 2016

UAP Principal Natasha Smith at University of Sydney’s SCA Art Talks

We’re proud to be part of the University of Sydney’s SCA Art Talks. UAP Principal, Natasha Smith will talk about the Art of Curating for the Public Realm on Wednesday the 21st of September. The presentation will include a selection of public art projects that have inspired her, from the monumental to the intimate. It will explore the specialised role of the art curator in a public space and will highlight the unique abilities of artists in blurring the lines between art, urban design and architecture, in order to re-interpret the way that we experience and use built spaces.

The Art Talks program is an annual series of free public talks by local and international artists, critics, curators, directors, writers, academics, researchers and leaders in the arts industry. They run every Wednesday in the SCA Auditorium from 1 to 2pm. If you are around, please do join!

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