Duldig Annual Lecture 2018
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
Elisabeth Murdoch (Building 134) Lecture Theatre A, The University of MelbourneMap
Assoc. Professor Alison Inglis
Public art: Out and About
In 2014 Monash University unveiled a new public art master plan and began an ambitious program of public art commissions. The University has experimented with a range of models of commissioning and roles for artists in relationship to architectural and landscaping projects. Public art is a reinvented genre that can be many things - both playful and place making but also disruptive and provocative. While its effect and impact can sometimes be contentious, its publicness is its great strength.
This lecture provides a great opportunity to discuss the commissions undertaken so far, review what has worked well and also the challenges, along with future plans. This lecture also provides an opportunity to speculate about where public art can take us ...
Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The scheme was a blueprint for future development programs' 2015 Monash University Public Art Commission, 2015. Location: Campus Green, Monash University Caulfield campus Photo: Zan Wimberley
Charlotte Day joined Monash University Museum of Art as Director in 2013. Previously she worked as an independent curator and Associate Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Charlotte has worked across a range of public and private contexts, from curating major exhibitions nationally and internationally, to advising on temporary and permanent urban-sited artworks and acquisitions for public and private collections. She has over twenty years of experience curating contemporary art and in arts management.