SWELL presents Site and Situation

Site and Situation is a three-part series exploring public art in its many forms, a City of Gold Coast initiative, curated by SWELL Sculpture.

Over the months of April, May and June, experienced Public Art Professionals Nikos Papastergiadis, Lucy Keeler and Jacob Nash will deliver thought provoking public art talks and engaging industry workshops. The series, presented across various Gold Coast locations, will share the diverse experiences of the three speakers and explore project insights, creative journeys, processes, collaborations, ideas and theories that relate to public art.

Professor Nikos Papastergiadis is Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures and Professor at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor in the School of Art and will be kicking off the series with his presentation and workshop focusing on ‘The Cosmos of Art in Public Space’, this forum and workshop will evoke creative thoughts and inspire critical thinking around public art.

Lucy Keeler will be presenting the May edition of Site and Situation. Lucy is a multidisciplinary practicing artist, working in sculpture, painting, virtual art, projection and theatre design. Lucy is currently VIVID Sydney Light Curator and co-founder of Ample Projects, a company creating large scale art projects internationally. Lucy will shine light on her public art experiences and adventures, her process and projects, plus more.

The final edition of the Site and Situation series will present Jacob Nash, in June. Jacob is a First Nations Artist who is currently the Head Designer at Bangarra Dance Theatre and has created public art and site specific installation some of these works include; ALWAYS, The Canopy, and Eora. Jacob will deliver insight into his public art journey and spark conversation around creation of work and storytelling through visual art, the development of contemporary concepts, practice and the process of collaboration to produce public art.

You are invited to come along to experience Site and Situation’s thought-provoking presentations; participate in Q & As; and meet and mingle with fellow creatives and community members. Gold Coast-based arts practitioners can also apply to be part of the workshops. Both the public talks and workshops are free.

Places are limited. Bookings online and for more information head to swellsculpture.com.au.

IMAGE: Jacob Nash. Supplied by artist.

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