Envisioning art in the public domain and scoping and designing ideas for artworks before tendering and commissioning is a creative act. As an urban art curator my practice involves envisioning the types and styles of artworks that will aesthetically work together, and materially contribute to and relate to place, and to surrounding architecture, open space and the community.

Curation

Rereading the Signs, Epping VIC, was an ephemeral public art project for the City of Whittlesea. Artists used the common road sign as a platform for art and poetry, rather than for rules, regulations and directions. 8 artists created 27 works for the exhibition, taking art off the gallery wall and into a street and poetry off the pages of a book and into the street.

Rereading the Signs

Hooves on Asphalt by Robbie Coburn - Rereading the Signs project, Epping VIC for City of Whittlesea

Boy & Girl by Al Stark, digital print on aluminum  - Rereading the Signs project, Epping VIC for City of Whittlesea

The Pink Thing by Lani Fender & Anne-Sophie Poirier - Rereading the Signs project for City of Whittlesea

The Postfactualists - Rereading the Signs project - Epping, VIC for City of Whittlesea

The Postfactualists - Rereading the Signs project - Epping, VIC for City of Whittlesea

A series of curated public artworks were integrated into the design of the Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre (TRAC) in Thomastown, for the City of Whittlesea. Architects, Henderson Lodge, Melbourne. Council Project Manager Tony Cambrea, public art curator Sandy Caldow, Lead artist Karen Casey.

Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre

Reflection, Here’s Looking at You - Karen Casey, ceramic and glass 9.25Mw x 2.85Mh

Karen Casey, Illuminated sculpture - Laser cut alumininium with LED lighting  15Mwx1.8Mh

Local Scroll - Phibs and Deb - 28.8M w x 3.6M h mural

Sites to Be Seen ephemeral public art project. 45 pavement artworks in High Street Thomastown for City of Whittlesea

Sites to Be Seen

Valentine by TT.O, road foil graphics

Copyright 2016 Sandy Caldow