Temporary infrastructure for creative practices

Public Art Park

Melbourne Fringe Expression of Interest

Public Art Park brings art in public to Melbourne Fringe 2022. 

A site-wide program at Testing Grounds featuring 20 projects over two weeks

A discussion of ideas about public art is critical to this program. So, what is public art anyway? What duty and obligation do we have when we occupy public space with creative works? Whose narratives and stories are told? What histories are foregrounded? What futures are speculated? What is the relationship with an audience, with the public? What agency does public art have? How does it engage with the temporal, durational, spatial? How does it relate to site and to place? 

Public Art Park is seeking works in any medium, through any process, of any duration – planned and executed outside a gallery context and intended specifically for public space. 

Site-specific projects, performances, sound works, installations and works that utilise the Testing Grounds structure in experimental ways are all encouraged. 

$500 is provided to each project, as well as development resources and installation assistance leading up to the event. Projects can be by individuals, collectives or organisations.

Click here to see drawings of the new Testing Grounds site which will be the location for the Public Art Park.

Applications have been extended and are open until 14 July 2022