Co-presented by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Monash Art Projects (MAP)
Friday 30 August, 9am - 8pm & Saturday 31 August, 9am - 6pm
Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public will reflect on the growing interest in making and presenting art outside of the conventional gallery context and explore the opportunities and complexities of realising art in the public realm.
This two-day symposium, comprising keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies and breakaway sessions, will traverse models and motivations for commissioning art outside the gallery; consider how art impacts the physical and social character of a place; incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, connection to site and diverse histories; review the critical context and reception of art in the public realm; and speculate on the development of new and more inclusive commemorative public artworks.
Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public will span ephemeral, temporal and virtual projects, social and participatory practices, and variously scaled urban and regional projects. Participants include artists, designers, art consultants, policymakers, commissioners and curators.
Program includes over 40 speakers from across Australia and beyond, including 2 keynotes, 4 panels and 5 breakout sessions.
Full program to be released soon.
Friday 30 August, 6–7.30pm: Tania Bruguera, Cuban installation and performance artist
Saturday 31 August, 9.30–11am: Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York
Level 8, Building H
Monash University Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East
Registration: Book here
One day: $20 concession; $40 full
Two days: $40 concession; $80 full
Light lunch and refreshments included.
Breakout Session 3: Getting it Right: Commissioning and Contracts is presented by the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Monash Art Projects (MAP) as part of Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public and will take place on Friday 30 August (Day 1) from 4 - 5.15pm.
Image: Agatha Gothe-Snape, The scheme was a blueprint for future development programs, Monash University Public Art Commission, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley