Broome Public Art Masterclass has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. New dates: from Wednesday 9 November to Thursday 10 November 2016.
BROOME PUBLIC ART MASTERCLASS
This two-day Masterclass is designed as an introduction to public art and aims to assist artists in making the transition from a studio-based practice to one that incorporates public art. Public Art Consultant Beverley Iles, Artist Phil Gamblen, and Artsource Art Consultant Katherine Wilkinson, will guide participants through the various stages of delivering public artworks, with a specific focus on preparing and delivering a professional concept, understanding commission agreements and an introduction to delivering design documentation. The Masterclass will be tailored purposely to the Shire of Broome and include site visits and one-on-one instruction.
Day 1: Intro. to Public Art + Concept Development
Participants will receive a broad introduction to public art in relation to the Shire of Broome’s Policies and Strategic Development. Participants will guided through developing, preparing and delivering Public Art concepts, with the afternoon dedicated to a site-specific analysis of key potential sites for Public Art in Broome.
Day 2: Contracts, Design Documentation, Fabrication + Installation
The day will focus will be on the intricacies and key considerations of design documentation, fabrication and installation. The closing afternoon will feature opportunities for one-on-one feedback and small group workshops.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Beverley Iles is a public art consultant who has worked with many regional local governments throughout Western Australia to help them design public art policy and strategies and commission public art works. She is particularly interested in how public art can be used to develop a genuine sense of place through giving communities a voice, and how to engage local artists in this process through building skills and shaping opportunities around public art.
A former gem cutter from Canada, Philip Gamblen now works as a visual artist in Perth, Australia where he graduated from Curtin University with an Honours Degree in Fine Art.
His interest in the intersection of art, science and technology is reflected in both the content and medium of his work. He utilises mechanical and electronic systems to produce both solo and collaborative interactive art projects.
Gamblen has completed numerous public art commissions which has led to experience in the coordination, design, construction and installation of large-scale site-specific artworks.
Image: Dawn Gamblen, Philip Gamblen & Peter Gee, Downlounge, 2015, Leederville Town Centre.