Public Art Commission launches at Testing Grounds


The Public Art Commission officially launched last Thursday with an afternoon of convivial debate at MPavilion. Speakers Amy Spiers, Ciro Marquez, Fiona Lee, Amanda Shone and Gretchen Coombs responded to a series of provocations around risk, resilience and irreverence in creating temporary public art works, while Millie Cattlin, Ben Landau and David Fitzsimmons considered the agency of the public and the precinct in imagining public art.

The celebrations continued at Testing Grounds, where Public Art Commission's favourite post-punk jandal-gazers Self Help gave us rousing renditions of Therapeutic Pillow and Soy Chai Latte Guy.

Images: Sarah Lay, 2018