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…
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?…
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 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…