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Curtin splashes out in colour

Cite Magazine
Issue 27 - Winter 2016

PUBLIC Campus 2016 attracted high-profile street artists from all over the world, including some homegrown talent, to create larger than life installations on prominent buildings at Curtin’s Bentley Campus.

The annual festival of urban activation and art was an initiative to bring public art to the community through FORM, an independent non-profit organisation that has helped advance artistic and creative practice in WA since 1968.

Each work reflected the artist’s individual talent and complemented the space around it. Lettering used on old Tunisian coins was recreated by calligraphy artist Karim Jabbari on Building 208, where many Curtin writing classes are held.

As well as providing a space for the artists’ murals, Curtin hosted a sold-out forum where guest artists and their appreciative audience could meet each other. Curtin Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry says she is delighted that Curtin partnered with FORM.

“As a leading centre for design, art, architecture, urban planning and research, Curtin is the perfect venue to embrace large scale, innovative, artistic expression,” Professor Terry says.

 

Head to our Projects page to see more of Curtin’s Public Campus artworks.

 

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