PUBLIC: A Celebration of Arts and Ideas

PUBLIC 2015 will once again bring together compelling creative practitioners to engage and interact with the broader Western Australian community. Local, interstate and international artists will gather in Perth from 10-19 April 2015 to transform a cluster of distinctive urban neighbourhoods, before heading into some of Western Australia’s most evocative regional landscapes.

Art Symposium previously on at FORM Building a State of Creativity in Western Australia, Australia.
From Friday 10 April 2015 to Sunday 19 April 2015

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Published by FORM on Thursday 26 March 2015.
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Victoria Park, Leederville, Fremantle, Claremont, Northbridge, Perth CBD, the Wheatbelt and the Pilbara will play host to a range of extraordinary artistic talent.

FAST FACTS

As part of FORM’s efforts to ‘Build a State of Creativity’, PUBLIC has its roots in the original Latin definition: ‘of the people; of or done for the state’.

PUBLIC embraces diversity, prioritises community and aims for excellence. It confirms the principle that art is for everybody, and if done well, can be a catalyst for positively shaping our environments and public life.

PUBLIC 2015: A celebration of Art and Ideas will deliver 42 public artworks and bring together more than 50 artists and 18 international change makers over 10
days in April.

PUBLIC Symposium brings leading change-makers and trailblazers from around the world together in Perth from 15-17 April.

• World leaders and doers in the arts, architecture, urban planning, technology and philanthropy will take part in this international symposium exploring the
value of creativity in building dynamic places.

PUBLIC 2015 invites us to discuss ambition, creativity, innovation and art, and explore how they combine to make healthier, happier, smarter neighbourhoods,
towns and cities. 2015 is an exciting time to be in Perth, a city which seems to be embracing the art of the possible, making this a timely dialogue.

Speakers

PUBLIC Symposium speakers include:

Former Mayor of Bogota and urban strategist ENRIQUE PENALOSA (Colombia), artist and urbanist THEASTER GATES (US), founder of global food festival Restaurant Day TIMO SANTALA (Finland) and co-founder of Mumbai-based URBZ (User Generated Cities) GEETA MEHTA (India), founding director of the Asian Civilisations Museum DR KENSON KWOK (Singapore); award-winning creative ALISON PAGE (Australia); co-founder and owner of creative industries incubator ‘Creative Factory Rotterdam’ LEO VAN LOON (Holland); CEO of Trudo, a housing association and consultancy in the south Netherlands THOM AUSSEMS (Netherlands); founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs PETER CORBETT (US); CEO of Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) PAUL COLLARD (UK); Co-founder of PARK Day JOHN BELA (US), Head of Research at Danish public human-centered design unit, MindLab JESPER CHRISTIANSEN (Denmark); 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year ERMA RANIERI (Australia); founder of culture, creativity and urban change consultancy ‘Comedia’ CHARLES LANDRY (UK); and Vice President (National
and Strategic Initiatives) of The Knight Foundation CAROL COLETTA (US).

FAST FACTS
• The PUBLIC Symposium will also feature moderators, award-winning West Australian architect Geoff Warn, and Australian radio and television presenter and
producer Fenella Kernebone.

• This Symposium will be a rich resource for planners, city-enthusiasts, placemakers, architects, designers and social innovators. New knowledge, ideas and contacts: the Symposium nurtures connections and possibilities through opportunities to engage with leading experts, while providing real case studies
and problem-solving examples in action. Meet the people and be immersed in the ideas shaping leading innovations in places around the globe as well as locally.

• The Symposium is part of PUBLIC 2015, where over 10 days local, interstate and international artists will gather in Perth from 10-19 April 2015 to transform walls
in Victoria Park, Leederville, Fremantle, Claremont, Northbridge, Perth City, the Wheatbelt and the Pilbara.

• Renowned international, national and local artists participating in PUBLIC 2015 include: Hense (USA), Andrew Hem (Cambodia), Curiot (Mexico), DALeast (China), NeSpoon (Poland), Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), AEC and Waone from Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), Moneyless (Italy), Phlegm (UK), Saner (Mexico), Nandita Kumar (India), Elian (Argentina), Ian Strange (Perth/USA), Stormie Mills (Perth), Twoone (Japan/Berlin/Melbourne), Fintan Magee (Brisbane), Baby Guerrilla (Melbourne), Beastman (Sydney), Vans the Omega (Adelaide) and ELK (Melbourne), with many more local and national participants to be announced.

PUBLIC is a multi-year program that launched in 2014.

PUBLIC celebrates creativity as a public good.

• It is estimated 35-40,000 people were exposed to PUBLIC 2014 during the key event dates.

• Approximately $240, 000 income was generated for the artists over PUBLIC 2014.

FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and leverages creativity for community transformation and the cultural enrichment of Western Australia.

FORM connects across community, business and government for cross-sector collaborations through engaging diverse public and private sector partnerships, and leadership initiatives.

FORM has a diverse membership, who acts as a powerful voice in support of creative and cultural development for the state.

FORM works across the State. It has offices and a gallery space on Murray Street Perth, the Courthouse Gallery and Visitor Centre in Port Hedland, and Spinifex Hill Studios in South Hedland.

HISTORY & OVERVIEW

PUBLIC is a three year program exploring the relationship between art and community wellbeing.
The program launched in 2014, and involved urban artist residencies in Perth and the Pilbara, site-based installations, gallery exhibitions, urban art walks, and an ongoing project with social housing residents at 100 Hampton Road.

Over a period of approximately 9 days from 5-13 April, 50 local, national, and international artists participated in Art in the City by painting 41 walls spread over three major Perth councils: City of Perth, City of Vincent and City of Fremantle, or via temporary site-specific installations and projection works.

The 2014 festival was one of the largest street art festivals in Australia and was the largest in Western Australia to date. As the artists were painting
designated walls, the general public were encouraged to observe, engage with the artists, and enjoy the outcomes.

For this year’s Public festival, local, interstate and international artists will gather iN Perth from 10-19 April 2015 to transform a cluster of distinctive urban neighbourhoods before heading into some of Western Australia’s most evocative regional landscapes.

Victoria Park, Leederville, Fremantle, Claremont, Northbridge/Chinatown, Perth City, the Wheatbelt and the Pilbara will play host to a range of extraordinary artistic talent.

A centrepiece of PUBLIC 2015 will be an international symposium exploring the value of creativity in building dynamic places. Speakers include local and international leaders in the arts, architecture, urban planning, technology and philanthropy.

They have been invited to share a range of perspectives on the needs of places and communities as they transform and renew.

The diverse events that are happening as part of PUBLIC create many options to participate in different activities through openings, parties, film screenings, and exhibitions that catalyse new discoveries and ways to connect with friends, and colleagues.

Symposium Tickets

Standard 2 Day Ticket: $670.00

FORM Member 2 Day Ticket: $570.00

  • Symposium ticket holders will also have access
    to selected activities on April 17.
  • Tickets for labs released in March
  • CPD credits for AIA available, see website for details.

SYMPOSIUM VENUE

State Theatre Centre WA
Buy Tickets Online
public.form.net.au | ticketek.com.au

In person
All Ticketek outlets, including State Theatre of
Western Australia, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Concert Hall, Subiaco Arts Centre, Regal Theatre and more.

Tickets also available from FORM Gallery, 357 Murray Street, Perth.

Artists
Andrew Hem, Baby Guerrilla, Brett Chan, Curiot, Daleast, E.L.K (Luke Cornish), Eko Nugroho, Elian, Fintan Magee, Hense, Ian Strange, Moneyless, Saner, Stormie Mills, Twoone, Waone & AEC (Interesni Kazki)