Artist Speakeasy > Public Art Projects

Artist Speakeasy > Public Art Projects
IMAGE > Ash Keating, RMIT Urban Square 2014, Commissioned by RMIT Gallery in collaboration with Peter Elliott Architecture. Photograph: Tony Owczarek

How do you approach a public art project? Does public art only happen outdoors? Hear from artists on their approach to public art projects, how to engage with communities, and the necessary skills needed to make a project happen. This is a unique opportunity to hear from industry professionals. Artists Ash Keating and Emma Coulter will share their insights into public art projects, including their tips on delivering a successful project. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and ask questions. Register now for this livestream event.

> Thursday 10 February 2021
> 6PM to 7PM
ACCESS > Live on YouTube and Facebook
> FREE, suitable for practising artists/designers and emerging arts industry professionals

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About the Speakers

Ash Keating

Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne. Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He has undertaken numerous large-scale painting commissions in public spaces, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), the Adelaide Festival Centre (2015) and Sydney’s Domain (2018). His works are held in many public and private collections including the NGV, NGA, MCA, AGNSW, MUMA and Artbank. 

Image > Portrait of Ash Keating. Photograph: Dan Preston

Emma Coulter

Emma Coulter, is an Australian artist, whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. Her practice explores the intersection of colour and space, through their democratic values, in transcending the hierarchical structures of culture, through the paradoxical nature of art.

Since completing her masters at VCA in 2015, Coulter has been awarded several grants, prizes, major public art projects, and museum installations. Highlights include a large work in Melbourne CBD for the Metro Tunnel, a geometric intervention at Footscray Community Arts Centre, two window box interventions at QUT Art Museum, a streetscape intervention for Richmond Town Hall's facade, a light projection on the William Jolly Bridge, as well as a permanent work in Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD. Coulter's accolades include, the Linden Art prize, the Footscray Art Prize (Mural), an Ian Potter Cultural trust grant, a Jim Marks postgraduate scholarship, VCA Fiona Myer Award, and multiple QUT Head of School awards. Recently she was included in QUT’s fourth Alumni Triennial.

Image > Portrait of Emma Coulter in front of Metro Tunnel City Square, Collins St Melbourne, 2021. Photograph: Charlie Kinross