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Public Art Park ’23

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Public Art Park is an outdoor program featuring 26 projects over two weeks, with a focus on activities that engage directly with the site and its market context. 

We invite you to come and join us and engage with a public program of talks, activities, events and performances. Public Art Park is about coming together to be in a place, learn from a place and contribute to cultures of place. It is about making a space, it is about being, doing and sharing in public. 

For six weeks Testing Grounds, in collaboration with Ilana Russell and Lana Nguyen, has been running a creative development lab.

This Lab made time and space for creative ideas, and 26 projects have been developed through the Lab for Public Art Park. The Lab focused on drawing out ideas about this place – the Victoria Market and its surroundings – and developing creative works in response. The Lab was a convivial space where we gathered each week, made lunch, discussed ideas and developed projects.

Thank you to Jordan Lacey, Alistair Kirkpatrick, Zena Cumpston, Nikos Papastergiadis and Fiona Hillary for sharing with us during this time. 


List of Projects:

1 A Call For Fermentation
Jacqui Gordon
Saturday 14 October: 10am – 4pm Sunday 15 October: 12pm – 7pm
2 Ad+Verse
Debris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)
Everyday
3 Boxed In
Daniel Coulson
Everyday
4 Cafe Feelings: Labne
Nic Dowse (Honey Fingers) and Stella Dowse
Friday 13 October: 8am – 5pm
5 co-worm-ing
Emily Simek, Joy Zhou and a mobile worm farm
Everyday Saturday 14 October: 2pm
6 Hereditary Symbols
Linda Studena
Everyday 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 October: 11am – 3pm
7 How Are You?
Jenny Hector
4, 5, 12 & 13 October: 10am – 2pm
8how is work?
Bea Rubio-Gabriel
Saturday 21 October: 12pm – 2pm
9plane tree plans
Briony Galligan
Thursday 12 & 19 October: 9am – 4pm
10Regulatory Nonsense & The Best Laid Plans
Loren Adams
7-9, 11-13, 18-22 October: 7am Drawing
Friday 13 October: 3pm snack & chat
11 Signs of Life
Kristy-Lee
Saturday 7 October: 1pm – 3pm
12 SITE-BEING TOURS
Kareen Adam
19, 20, 21, 22 October: Self-guided tours all-day
19, 21 October:
Guided tours start at 11am, 2:30pm & 4pm
13Skylines/Groundlines
EXCX
Everyday
14Slow Walking Race
Jessica Tanto
Friday 13 October: 10am – 2pm
Saturday 21 October: 11am – 3pm
15There’s Lichen on Batmans Memorial
Tendergrass
Everyday: 5am-7am Sunday 15, 22 October: 1pm – 3pm
16We the People — Heritage Zone
Katie Sfetkidis
12-15, 19-22 October: 10am – 3pm
17Worth While
Mick Klepner Roe and Jinghua Qian
Sunday 15 October: Starting 10am, 12pm & 2pm
18Artificial Nature
Finn Arundel
7-22 Oct
19 EOI(AU)
Eitan Ritz, Ollie Cox & Imogen Cygler 
7-22 Oct
20Beneath the Pavement, the earth
Billy Zeik Kelleher
12-16 October: 11am – 4pm
21Componential Beings
Eduardo Sarmiento
Everyday
22Playing with Public Pedagogy
Hannah Morel
12-13 October: 10am – 2pm
14 October: 9am – 2pm
23Speed Awkward Date
Ana Sanchez
Wednesday 11 & 18 October: 6pm – 8pm
24Towards the Tonal Centre: a journey through sound
Vivienne Tate
Saturday 14 & 21 October: 12pm – 2pm
25VOW – The Pedestal Project
The Rubbish Collective
Catherine Magill
Wednesday 11 & 18 October: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 14 & 21 October: 12pm – 2pm
26Access
Hamish Annan
Friday 20 October: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Daily Schedule:

Saturday, October 7

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage Zone
Katie Sfetkidis
9am – 3pm
Signs of LifeKristy-Lee1pm – 3pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Sunday, October 8

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid Plans
Loren Adams
7am
Hereditary Symbols
Linda Studena
11am – 3pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+Verse

Debris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)
All day
Skylines/Groundlines
EXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Monday, October 9

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Tuesday, October 10

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Wednesday, October 11

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
Speed Awkward DateAna Sanchez6pm – 8pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Thursday, October 12

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
plane tree plansBriony Galligan9am – 4pm
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
How Are You?Jenny Hector10am – 2pm
Playing with Public PedagogyHannah Morel10am – 2pm
Public Art Park Communal Lunch12-2pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Friday, October 13

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
How Are You?Jenny Hector10am – 2pm
Playing with Public PedagogyHannah Morel10am – 2pm
Cafe Feelings: LabneNic Dowse (Honey Fingers) and Stella Dowse8am – 5pm
Slow Walking RaceJessica Tanto10am – 2pm
Regulatory Nonsense Loren Adams3pm snack & chat
Hereditary SymbolsLinda Studena11am – 3pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day

Saturday, October 14

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
Playing with Public PedagogyHannah Morel9am – 2pm
A Call For Fermentation (Assemble + ferment)Jacqui Gordon10am – 4pm
Towards the Tonal Centre: a journey through soundVivienne Tate12pm – 2pm
VOW – The Pedestal Project / The Rubbish CollectiveCatherine Magill12pm – 2pm
co-worm-ingEmily Simek, Joy Zhou and a mobile worm farm2pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Sunday, October 15

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
Worth WhileMick Klepner Roe and Jinghua QianStarting at 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Hereditary SymbolsLinda Studena11am – 3pm
A Call For Fermentation (Cook + Digest)Jacqui Gordon12pm – 7pm
There’s Lichen on Batmans MemorialTendergrass1pm – 3pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day

Monday, October 16

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Tuesday, October 17

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Wednesday, October 18

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
Speed Awkward DateAna Sanchez6pm – 8pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Thursday, October 19

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
SITE-BEING TOURSKareen AdamSelf-guided tours all day.
Guided tours starting at 2:30pm and 4pm
plane tree plansBriony Galligan9am – 4pm
Public Art Park Thursday Lunch12pm – 2pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Friday, October 20

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
Hereditary SymbolsLinda Studena11am – 3pm
AccessHamish Annan12:30pm – 1:30pm
SITE-BEING TOURSKareen AdamSelf-guided tours all day
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day

Saturday, October 21

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
Slow Walking RaceJessica Tanto11am – 3pm
HOW IS WORKBea Rubio-Gabriel12pm – 2pm
SITE-BEING TOURSKareen AdamSelf-guided tours all day
Guided tours starting at 11am, 2:30pm and 4pm
Towards the Tonal Centre: a journey through soundVivienne Tate12pm – 2pm
VOW – The Pedestal Project / The Rubbish CollectiveCatherine Magill12pm – 2pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day

Sunday, October 22

There’s Lichen on Batman’s Memorial (Projection)Tendergrass5am – 7am
Best Laid PlansLoren Adams7am
We the People — Heritage ZoneKatie Sfetkidis10am – 3pm
Hereditary SymbolsLinda Studena11am – 3pm
There’s Lichen on Batmans MemorialTendergrass1pm – 3pm
Closing Afternoon BBQTesting Grounds3pm – 6pm
Boxed InDaniel CoulsonAll day
SITE-BEING TOURSKareen AdamSelf-guided tours all day
Ad+VerseDebris Facility Pty Ltd (& Associates)All day
Hereditary Symbols (Installation)Linda StudenaAll day
Skylines/GroundlinesEXCXAll day

PAP’23 Big Screen Program

Between 10am – 4pm each day a program of video works will be playing as part of Public Art Park.

co-worm-ing
Emily Simek, Joy Zhou and a mobile worm farm
Signs of Life
Kristy-Lee
Artificial Nature
Finn Arundel
Regulatory Nonsense
Loren Adams
Componential Beings
Eduardo Sarmiento

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