The third installment of the ongoing Treatment public art projects, which engage with waste water infrastructure in Melbourne's Western suburbs.
15 sites, 15 stories, 15 commissions. Front Beach, Back Beach was an ambitious public art project which brought together the diverse communities, cultures and landscapes of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
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.
Public Art Commission places the delivery and analysis of publicly funded and commissioned projects at its locus.
Co-directed by Professor David Cross, Associate Professor Cameron Bishop, Professor Katya Johanson and Professor Hilary Glow, PAC brings together two strands: the Commission itself – offering both production and reflection expertise; and Cultural Impact Projects – which brings evaluation strategies to identify the impact that arts initiatives have on the public. With Research Fellows Sarah Jones and Ilana Russell, the team deliver leading-edge artistic and curatorial projects and publications, and consultancy work locally and internationally.