Public Art

  • Sunset Salon ACDC Arts Geraldton 33 Marine Terrace Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia

The focus for the Sunset Salon on Thursday 7 May is ‘Public Art’. Public sculpture, monuments, memorials, and murals are traditional frames of reference.

What do you think ‘Public art’ is?
On one level, ‘public’ can simply be seen as the people / being of and for the state. A Philadelphia group sees public art as expressing community values, enhancing the environment, transforming it, and heightening one’s awareness as well as questioning assumptions: it is, they say, ‘a reflection on how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are’. Come along to the ACDC gallery to talk and listen to an overview about art and the public sphere at the ACDC gallery from 5.15pm (for 5.30pm).

There will be information aboutthe FORM Public Art Symposium that occurred on the 15 to 17 April 2015 in Perth, with links to events in the Pilbara and places like Northam. It includes street art and community housingprojects. Other examples for thinking about‘What public art is’ today will be related to Geraldton. Form’s PUBLIC 2015 extends our knowledge and experience of 'art in public spaces' that is useful for consideration here. In particular, it provides some current views about what the ‘PUBLIC’ is, and offersa diverse range of information, available online at:

Dr Deborah Cain is a visual arts& culture writer/researcher/educator/community volunteer, and she engages in various activities related to these forms of cultural production. This presentation of a public forum concerns the arts & culture topic: What is Public Art?

For catering purposes please RSVP by the 5th of May. Thank you.