Testing Grounds inaugural Public Art Park for Melbourne Fringe Festival launches this year.
Public Art Park welcomes a site-wide program featuring 28 public artworks over two weeks, including 16 sculptures and installations, 9 performances, 2 video works and a workshop. Public Art Park aims to support emerging and established creatives to develop work for the public realm.
What is public art anyway?
What duty and obligation do we have when we occupy public space with creative works? Whose narratives and stories are told?
What histories are foregrounded? What futures are speculated?
What is the relationship with an audience, with the public?
What agency does public art have?
How does it engage with the temporal, durational, spatial?
How does it relate to site and to place?