As part of her Master degree, Nicola Gunn is working on a critique of perceptions of art in the community.
Art in Public Space at RMIT has urged me into a self-reflexive dialogue with my work.
"As a professional theatre practitioner and performance artist, I was keen to take my work out of traditional theatres and into public spaces, with the aim of researching site-specific and participatory practices in contemporary performance.
"Art in Public Space at RMIT has urged me into a self-reflexive dialogue with my work. I feel like I’m more critically engaged with my practice and both the environmental and historical contexts in which it’s produced, and I am more articulate when I speak about it. The course has provided the space for me to think deeply about how and why I make work and search for the shared necessity between artist and community.”
Nicola’s work has been shown at Arts House, MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival as well as in public streets as part of the City of Greater Dandenong’s Nocturnal project. She is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship and has been selected by renowned artist Marina Abramovi? for a residency with Kaldor Public Art Projects.