the BIggest public art program in kingston!
Curators David Cross and Cameron Bishop, together with a stellar group of contemporary artists, lead SIX MOMENTS IN KINGSTON, a dynamic series of six public artworks set in sites around Kingston.
Each artwork responds to an infamous local story, including the mysterious disappearance of aviator Fred Valentich in 1978, following his sighting of a UFO; a celebration of globally successful Parkdale rocker Rick Springfield's worldwide hit 'Jessie's Girl'; Phil Carman's infamous headbutting incident at Moorabbin Oval, and the story of Julie Cooper, Moorabbin's first female councillor and Mayor. And much more!
Hop on board a magical mystery bus tour to visit six delightful artworks in secret locations around Kingston! Each tour lasts under two hours. The bus tour features local stories told by legendary Australian actors, Michael Caton (The Castle) and Kate Fitzpatrick.
Laresa Kosloff, video and animation
Steve Rhall, performance and installation
Tal Fitzpatrick, craftivist
Shane McGrath, performance
Field Theory, multidisciplinary art collective
Spiros Panigirakis, sculpture and installations
For more information about the tour, artists and artworks, go to www.smik.melbourne
Interested in hearing about the inception and development of Six Moments in Kingston? Listen in to our podcast...
On Wednesday 22 May 2019, Six Moments in Kingston curators Professor David Cross and Dr Cameron Bishop, artist and lecturer Dr Laresa Kosloff, and Kingston Arts Cultural Producer Marcia Ferguson, were invited to present at RMIT’s Art in Public Space program, OpenTalks, a series of presentations about stand-alone public art projects from around the world.
Click here to hear about the background and creative process of this multifaceted public art project.
Recorded 6-7pm Wednesday 22 May 2019 by Creative Kicks
The Creative Suburbs program is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy. The program supports outer metropolitan councils to undertake new creative projects or programs that give locals opportunities to get involved in high-quality creative experiences on their doorstep.