PUBLIC Campus – Curtin University

So this isn’t exactly ACCT11059 related, but its University related and I really wanted to share a little bit of information on a project I’ve been a part of since its inaugural year in 2014. Initiated by non-profit FORM, the project is called PUBLIC –  its a celebration of ideas and creativity. The project has seen some pretty incredible art attacks on Perth’s CBD, Fremantle, Victoria Park, Leederville, and even the remote Pilbara region in WA’s north west. The driving idea behind PUBLIC is how creativity can enliven our cities and neighborhoods – making better places for all. Creativity for public good. This April Curtin University’s students, teachers and wider community will experience an amazing event – a public and urban art project for their very own unique neighbourhood! The walls and internal public spaces of the university are set to be transformed with colour and creative action. Tunisian artist Karim Jabbari, Portuguese muralist Add Fuel and street artist Millo will be creating extraordinary murals and installations alongside Indian Ranjit Dahiya, Russian muralist Rustam Qbic and Italian artist Tellas.

Installation by Karim Jabbari, photograph courtesy of the artist
Installation by Karim Jabbari, photograph courtesy of the artist
Artwork by Add Fuel, Djerbahood, Tunisia (2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork by Add Fuel, Djerbahood, Tunisia (2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.

FORM Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said she hoped the imagery would transmit some of the wonder, excitement and sheer excellence of the artistic experience.

“It’s about using culture and creativity to enrich the way in which we live, work and learn. Finding ways to improve our places, neighbourhoods and cities for the good of all is a central theme. A university campus is a perfect place to put some of these ideas into action.” Ms Dorrington said.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the University was delighted to be partnering with leading arts development organisation FORM in providing a public showcase of the latest work from international and WA street artists.

“We are really looking forward to inviting the public to our campus to experience such an innovative exhibition,” Professor Terry said.

“This project reflects our international focus and supports the recent announcement of Curtin being named as one of the most multi-cultural universities in Australia.

“As a leading centre for design, art, architecture and urban planning research and study, Curtin is a perfect venue to embrace large scale, innovative artistic expression.”

More information on PUBLIC can be found on FORM’s website and you can keep up to date on all the action by following FORM on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Cover image credit: Artwork by Add Fuel, Djerbahood, Tunisia (2014). Photo courtesy of the artist.

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