The City of Kingston celebrated its history through a creative project supported by the Victorian Government’s Creative Suburbs program. Curators David Cross and Cameron Bishop commissioned six contemporary artists working across performance, music, craft, installation and video, to work with local community groups to develop projects that retell Kingston’s history in exciting new ways.
In the context of the 58th Venice Art Biennale, the Public Art Commission presented Venetian Blind, an exhibition supported by the European Cultural Centre as part of its "Personal Structure" program. Working with the Palazzo Bembo gallery space, PAC developed a hybrid exhibition/public art project that saw six projects commissioned (one per month) over the duration of the Biennale, 11 May - 24 November 2019.
Treatment Flightlines is a public art project developed by Deakin University in conjunction with Melbourne Water and City of Wyndham that makes innovative connections.
Public Art Commission places the delivery and analysis of publicly funded and commissioned projects at its locus.
Led by Professor David Cross and Professor Katya Johanson, PAC brings together two strands: the Commission itself – which offers both production and reflection expertise; and Cultural Impact Projects – which brings evaluation and reflection to identify the impact of arts initiatives on the public. Collectively, the team, including Associate Professor Cameron Bishop, Professor Hilary Glow, and Research Fellow Ilana Russel, deliver leading-edge artistic and curatorial projects and publications, and consultancy work locally and internationally.