18 April 2011

Light shines on public art

An evening of projection works will showcase the creativity of RMIT University students enrolled in a new Public Art elective offered in the Diploma of Visual Art.

Work by first year Public Art student, Natasha Cochrane-Friedrich, will feature on the night.

Work by first year Public Art student, Natasha Cochrane-Friedrich, will feature on the night.

Night Light on Tuesday, 19 April, is a free event that will celebrate the launch of the Diploma’s new Public Art stream.

As part of the event, a mobile projector will be pedalled into Orr Street, Carlton, to illuminate the site, splashing student artworks onto the walls of RMIT’s Public Art building.

Program Manager, School of Art TAFE, Belinda Wilson, said Night Light would be opened by Associate Professor Kevin White, Deputy Head International Development in the School of Art.

"The evening promises to be an exciting event, as our art students have created a strong body of work that will be projected in an intimate laneway," Ms Wilson said.

Public art refers to all types of work created outside a gallery or domestic space and can include street sculpture, construction landscapes, lights works, virtual projects, wall painting, public installations, collaborative works with architects or landscape architects, and urban installations.

Public art programs at RMIT offer experience required to produce artistic projects in a professional environment, providing historical, theoretical, practical and administrative learning.

Students attain the skills to act effectively in the field as artists, client representatives and public art project business and site managers.

RMIT offers both vocational and postgraduate programs in public art: the Diploma of Visual Art (Public Art stream) and the Master of Arts (Art in Public Space).

What: Night Light
When: Tuesday, 19 April, 6pm-8pm
Where: RMIT Building 50, Orr Street, Carlton
Cost: Free

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