Anthony McInneny is a lecturer in Art at RMIT and a practising artist.
Anthony works across the field of visual arts and has produced temporary and permanent public artworks in the City of Melbourne and the outer suburbs of Metropolitan Melbourne. He has been a studio leader in the RMIT Art in Public Space program since 2005.
In 2008 he was appointed as the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Public Art, Art in Public Space. He is also the Coordinator, Cultural Planning and Development at the City of Knox involved in the creation of new suburban spaces and public art. Through both positions he creates the opportunities for artists to engage with the owners and managers of spaces deemed to be public. He also coordinates the commissioning of public artworks in latent public spaces. Anthony has worked in the developing world in the area of cultural restoration after human and natural disaster. He is a co founding member of Architects for Peace a not for profit organisation representing professions of the built environment.
Research and scholarship
Anthony established the Art in the Suburbs research project through RMIT Design Research Institute in 2008. This project focuses on public art in the spaces of post WWII suburban development in outer metropolitan Melbourne. This work is underpinned by six years of practical and speculative works involving research through practice, studio based learning and industry partnerships.
School of Art Research Cluster
Intervention through art
2007 Uncommissioned intervention II. Are you here? Various suburban bus stops
2005 Sound of Flight. City of Maroondah, Main Street Croydon. VicHealth commission
2004 Journey’s Seed. Box Hill Tram Terminus, City of Whitehorse. VicHealth Commission
2003 Square Water. Environment Commissions, City of Melbourne. City Square
Studio teaching and Research
2008 Researcher, Art in the Suburbs. RMIT Art in Public Space. DRI Urban Liveability and Intervention through Art
2004 PresentRMIT Art in Public Space, Coordination of Graduate Certificate Program
Supporting artist on public art works
2005 Supporting artist to Geoff Hogg, Mural project, RMIT Sile, Turkey
2003 Supporting artist to Geoff Hogg, Mural project, RMIT Longreach, Queensland, Australia
2009 Sk8Board, Billboard Project. Knox Regional Skate and BMX Park Wantirna South
2008 Rembrandts: 9 installations in disused reception centre, Wantirna, Melbourne
2007 Cinema Lane, light box proposal in suburban laneways. Boronia, Melbourne
2006 Imaginary Cities, Melbourne University architecture RMIT public art students. Knox.
2005 Pump Up. Inflatable Sculpture public art project with Christopher Langton. Knox
2004 Colliding Worlds. Projection project with Pip Shea. Knox and Federation Square
2003 Capital Evaluation and feasibility study for Knox Performing Arts Centre
Board and organisation membership
City of Melbourne
2004 Present Public Art Advisory Committee, Committee member. City of Melbourne
2007 - 2008 Public Art Advisory Committee, Chair. City of Melbourne
2007 - 2008 Arts Advisory Board, Committee Member, Public Art. City of Melbourne
2005 and 2007 Laneway Commissions, Selection Committee member. City of Melbourne
Architects for Peace
2003 Present Secretary, Committee Member and Events Coordinator.
2007 Transported. Annual conference. Collective Transport Sustainable Cities. RMIT. Melb
2006 Pro Bono Launch. 1st Australian pro bono service for architects CH2, Melb.
2005 Under Construction Conference. International aid & prevention of war. RMIT Melb.
2003 IntentCity Conference. Public forum - the political city. Hamer Hall undercroft, Melb.
1994 – 1996 Cantera, centro de educación y comunicación popular. Cultural worker & Graphic Designer, Overseas Service Bureau. Managua Nicaragua.
2008 International Public Art Conference. Koushuing, Taiwan. Public Art in Metro Melbourne
2007 X Media Lab, Singapore. Concept for camera and digital download in a skate park
2007 X Media Lab, Melbourne. Concept for camera and digital download in a skate park
2007 Archaeology of the future: Utopia, art and psychoanalysis Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Public Art in Places of Dislocation
2005 ARC Art Design and Craft Biennial. Is public art or public space failing? Brisbane
Graduate Diploma of Art, Art in Public Spaces. RMIT University, Melbourne Campus 2008
Diploma of Art RMIT University, Bundoora Campus.
Graduate Certificate, Public Art. RMIT University, Bundoora Campus,
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Communications. Monash University