form a not for profit cultural organisation in Perth supporting some really interesting PUBLIC ART projects with (mid-life) career street and graffiti artists to revitalise the streets of Perth.
It is always exciting to see this popular artform maintaining an edge and gaining more and more public acceptance as a strategy to beat indiscriminate tagging – branding itself as building a state of creativity, form is raising the profile of art for everyone, out of the galleries and into the streets! Even in the Pilbara the isolated North West of WA where I lived for a decade is getting on board. Form as an organisation is worth exploring. If you are in Perth in the near future check out the changes.
PUBLIC is a celebration of urban art and creativity that will bring to Perth and the Pilbara urban, visual, and digital artists from around the world. Walls and laneways will be transformed with street art, projections, installations, and public events. This multi-year program encompasses four components: Art in the City, Art in the Pilbara, 100 Hampton Road, and a Symposium, each celebrating creativity as a public good. April 2014 will see the launch of PUBLIC with Art in the City.
From 5 – 13 April 2014, large-scale urban artworks will be developed by some of the world’s best known urban artists. Blank walls will be transformed throughout Perth, pop-up spaces created in Wolf Lane, and artists will begin residencies on William Street in Northbridge, which will result in Dear William, a dedication to William Street, opening on 13 April, with artworks installed on
PUBLIC: Art in the Pilbara takes some of the participating artists to the north of Western Australia to engage with the local Port Hedland community through workshops and large scale public artworks. This is part of FORM’s commitment to enhancing the creative industries and communities of this unique region. Information and images from Art in the Pilbara are available by signing up to FORM ON Facebook to support their work in regional Western Australia.
Check out the video link and get behind any street art projects happening near you; Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington
Relentlessly yours Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire. email@example.com