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FORM’s festival of urban art comes to Curtin

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Curtin to become the canvas for internationally acclaimed street artists.

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An international who’s who of urban artists will be turning our Bentley Campus into a canvas on 4-10 April as part of PUBLIC2016, FORM’s festival of urban activation and art.

4 - 10 April
Curtin University Bentley campus
artist painting mural

Tunisian artist Karim Jabbari, Portuguese muralist Add Fuel and street artist Millo will be creating extraordinary murals and installations alongside Indian Ranjit Dahiya, Russian muralist Rustam Qbic and Italian artist Tellas.

image of mural from public campusAs the semester will be in full swing, our 40,000 plus students, staff and the wider public will experience the artworks taking form across the walls of the university. We will also have guided artwork tours and a campus wind up party where the People’s Choice Award for PUBLIC Platform will be announced.

You can see the artworks in action on the walls of Curtin University from 4 – 10 April.  In addition there will be the following guided tours, forum and closing event:

  • Guided Artwork Tour: Friday 8 April at 1pm
  • Public Forum: Friday 8 April 3pm-6pm
    Find out more about the forum and book tickets.
  • Guided Artwork Tour: Saturday 9 April at 3pm
  • Guided Artwork Tour: Saturday 9 April at 5pm
  • Closing Event (including people’s choice winner announcement): Saturday 9 April 6pm-10pm

View the Schedule of Events.

The international contingent will be joined by an exciting line up of soon-to-be announced Western Australian street artists and one of the artists behind PUBLIC2015’s epic 38 metre Wheatbelt grain silo murals, American HENSE, returning to Western Australia to take on one of his most unique projects yet. PUBLIC CAMPUS will also feature a special collaboration blending artwork by Spanish street artist Borondo with Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire mesh sculpture in a world class on-campus installation.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry has spoken about how delighted we are to be partnering with leading arts development organisation FORM in providing a public showcase of the latest work from international and WA street artists.

“We are really looking forward to inviting the public to our campus to experience such an innovative exhibition,” Professor Terry said.

You can now see the completed PUBLIC Campus 2016 artwork on the Curtin Properties website.