Research

Public Art Commission draws on the expertise of key Deakin researchers, HDR candidates and external research fellows to drive new thinking about art in public places and the ways that arts engage the public.

Publication by Various
  • David Cross
  • Cameron Bishop
| 2020
‘Six Moments in Kingston Town’ was an art project developed by the Public Art Commission in May 2019 that sought to collectively speak to the diverse cultures and shared histories…
Symposium by David Cross | 2020
In 2011, Hobart-based artist Anthony Johnson developed a new commission for a public art series across Tasmania called Iteration Again. The work Eclipse consisted of a series of…
Conference Paper by Various
  • David Cross
  • Cameron Bishop
| 2020
The role of the university in building professional development opportunities for creative arts HDR candidates has changed in recent times. Where the notion of academic research…
Article by Various
  • Katya Johanson
  • Hilary Glow
| 2018
Claire Bishop argued that the ethical lens applied to socially engaged arts practice encourages ‘authorial renunciation’ in favour of collaboration and limits the opportunity to…
Article by Various
  • Katya Johanson
  • Hilary Glow
| 2017
Dedicated arts centres were a common outcome of the great expansion of the public sphere in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the early twenty-first century, however,…
Publication by David Cross | 2017
At a time of increasing inequality and social tension, what role can art play in bringing people together? Can artists working in public spaces shift perceptions and attitudes?…
Publication by Various
  • Katya Johanson
  • Hilary Glow
| 2017
For two years we were involved in a large-scale evaluation of a state-funded arts programme in Victoria, Australia, which supported a range of activities selected for their capacity…
Article by Various
  • Katya Johanson
  • Hilary Glow
| 2017
Arts policy has a longstanding relationship with the concept of “quality” and the ways in which organisations measure, evaluate and account for it. Culture Counts, an evaluation…
Conference Paper by David Cross | 2017
One of the more pejorative labels often levelled at socially engaged practitioners is the tag of cultural missionary. Whether it be the implication that communities are seen as…
Article by Cameron Bishop | 2017
Digital technologies are pervasive and ubiquitous. Not only are mobile technologies on the rise, but so too are computing and social software which are embedded in objects, space…
Publication by Cameron Bishop | 2016
The concepts, ideas, and material experiments that much contemporary art engages with rarely examine the commercial realities of the system that supports its exhibition. From the…
Article by Various
  • David Cross
  • Cameron Bishop
| 2015
We live in denial of the foreigner within due to the (often feigned) dexterous self-regard we bring to our social and spatial encounters. You, as the literal foreign body in your…