The Queen Victoria Market is to host the inaugural Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: What happens now?
More than 150 artists from around Australia applied to take part in the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: an experimental temporary art project run by the City of Melbourne which will result in major new public art installations at the QVM, coinciding with the Melbourne Festival in October.
Steven Rhall. THE BIGGEST ABORIGINAL ARTWORK IN MELBOURNE METRO, 2014 Vinyl, Performance, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable
Curated by Natalie King, the Public Art Biennial Lab will feature a series of talks and research activities such as guided walks and performance workshops.
Claire Doherty MBE, the Director of Situations UK, will lead a conversation about extraordinary encounters in public spaces, including commissioning public art works, working with artists and major projects, at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 June.
Kiron Robinson. Hello. You’ve made it, neon, 15 x 75 cm, 2015. Photo: courtesy of Christo Crocker.
Kiron Robinson courtesy of Sarah Scout Presents
The Biennial Lab brings public focus to the production of public art and the role it can play in our community, as well as providing artists with a platform to develop their practice under the guidance of some of the world’s most renowned arts experts.
Hiromi Tango. Amygdala (Fireworks), 2016, Neon and mixed media, Performance. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
The selected artists are:
Hiromi Tango; Jessie Bullivant; Kiron Robinson; Steven Rhall; Willurai Kirkbright; Sanné Mestrom and Jamie Hall from The Mechanic’s Institute; Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine; Jason Maling and Martyn Coutts from Field Theory; Will Foster from A Centre for Everything; and Timothy Moore from SIBLING.
Will Foster (A Centre of Everything), Matthias Einhoff, Lars Hayer and Alex Head (with Lena Obergfell & Saubin Yap) Wasteland Twinning (Wasteland Twinning Ceremony Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, 2012). Courtesy of Wasteland Twinning Network e.V. Photo: Robin