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Public Art Summit to inspire creative community

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Find: Public Art Summit keynote speakers Paul Gurney from UAP and artist Brian Robinson. Photo: contributed/Onespace.

The region’s creative community is invited to be inspired at ‘Find: Public Art Summit’, a two-day, jam-packed program offering fresh perspectives and insightful advice on public art initiatives.  

Presented by CQUniversity’s Regional Arts Service Network, attendees will hear direct from artists who specialise in creating art for public spaces, as well as representatives from leading arts organisations.

CQUniversity’s Regional Arts Manager Trudie Leigo said the program offered a great mix of speakers, including leading Queensland artists Brian Robinson, Simone Eisler and Katie Whyte, along with organisations Creative Australia, Flying Arts and City of Moreton Bay, and the internationally renowned Urban Art Projects. 

“Attendees will hear direct from some of Queensland’s leading public art practitioners, who will be generously sharing their experience, insights and advice,” Trudie said.

“The summit is also for artists and arts workers that are interested in growing their knowledge, skills and networks.

“Attendees will come away inspired and full of new ideas.”

Trudie said the summit was open to anyone in the community who was interested in gaining an insight into making their workplace or community more creative and unique.

“I know many business owners, tourism operators and community members who would love to support art projects but don’t know where to start or how to commission an artist,” she said.

“The summit is also a great opportunity for attendees to grow their professional networks.

“We have people travelling from all over the state to attend.”

Keynote speakers, artist Brian Robinson and UAP’s Paul Gurney, will provide in-depth presentations drawn from their years of experience in public art commissions.

Other highlights from the program include a VIP Reception at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, hands-on art activities and networking opportunities for attendees.

Find: Public Art Summit is supported by Bundaberg Regional Council, as well as Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Regional Arts Services Network

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. CQUniversity is serving as the Central Queensland provider from 2022-2025.

See the full program and purchase tickets here.

Public Art Summit

When:   Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: CQUniversity, Building 5, 6 University Drive, Bundaberg

Cost:     One day pass $40, two day pass $80

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