Workshop: Urban Communities and their Stakeholders

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Urban Communities and their Stakeholders Workshop by Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Australia), Director, Programs, Carriageworks

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Urban Communities and their Stakeholders

Workshop by Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Australia), Director, Programs, Carriageworks

As one of the largest and most significant multi-arts centres in Australia, Carriageworks commissions new contemporary large-scale works of visual and performative arts that intersect with the different communities of urban Sydney. Looking back into the various developments of the site as cultural precinct since 2007, the workshop will give insights on how this former Railway Workshop was established as a cultural site through public-private partnerships. It further explores, how sustainable relationships between various stakeholders, including artist, were built up for sustaining a diverse and flexible artistic programme.

www.carriageworks.com.au

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Mudie CUNNINGHAM (b. 1975) is Director of Programs at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia. He has held curatorial roles at Artbank and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, and academic positions at Western Sydney University, where he completed his doctorate in cultural studies in 2004. At Carriageworks he is currently leading the curatorial delivery of a major public art strategy tied to the redevelopment of South Eveleigh in Sydney. Cunningham is a widely published academic and arts writer and has authored numerous artist monographs and edited publications, including the magazine Sturgeon (2013-16).

ART, URBAN CHANGE, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: PUBLIC ART EDUCATION SUMMIT

Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere: Public Art Education Summit is the first of its kind in Singapore and part of a larger engagement of NTU CCA Singapore in professional education of public art. It focuses on cultural place-making and building communities through artistic practices. It aims to stimulate a debate between art professionals, policy makers, urban developers and other local stakeholders, on how and for whom art creates public spaces in our built environment. Any artistic or curatorial initiative in “public space” must address the question of how to construct “a public” and with it, how to encounter identity. Any difference—be it regional and local, ethnic and religious, economic and social—generates its own cohabitation of urban space and public culture to communicate with. The challenge for art in the public sphere lies in its openness to existing and yet, imagined communities of civic urbanism. Ranging from corporate cultural engagement in privately owned public spaces to urban regeneration, the invited speakers draw connections to the beginnings of community engagement in public art with its fluid methods. Furthermore, they suggest a critical look at different artistic and curatorial practices which reflect on “artists as citizens.” Or, how any space called public, first and foremost, is created by the different people inhabiting that space.

Held in association with College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, and Institute for Public Art, London. Supported by Mapletree Investments and, additionally, by Public Art Trust, an initiative of National Arts Council Singapore.

Admission to the summit and the workshops is free.

Please register at https://bit.ly/2XJUYtm for the summit. Limited seats are available.

Please register at tiny.cc/amandacrabtreeworkshop / tiny.cc/katherinetuiderworkshop / tiny.cc/danielcunninghamworkshop / tiny.cc/hongjohnlinworkshop for workshops. Workshops are limited to 12 participants each.

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