Moreland Public Art Show
Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland's iconic transport corridors.
MoreArt is Moreland City Council's annual public art project.
Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020
Dates: October 2020 TBC
Artists include: Liquid Architecture, Catherine Clover, Adam John Cullen, Emma Gibson, Mira Oosterweghel, Patrick Pound, Michael Prior and Sarah Walker.
Curated by Emily Cormack.
Moreland City Council’s annual exhibition of public art - MoreArt 2020 - will be postponed until late October 2020.
In light of recent Government recommendations regarding COVID 19, and to protect the health of our community of artists and audiences, the 2020 edition of Moreland City Council’s annual exhibition of temporary public art works will occur later than first scheduled.
The eleventh annual MoreArt public art series, Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020 will present eight newly commissioned site-responsive artworks and performances that engage with ideas of deep listening to create a monument to now. These ideas take on a special significance during this moment of global upheaval offering artists and audiences the opportunity to think deeply about our connection to the land, our community and to each other. Situated along the Northern extent of the Upfield Bike Path from Coburg to Gowrie Stations, this exhibition will draw attention to the immense creative activity and cultural dynamism of Moreland’s northern regions.
The City of Moreland is home to one of the largest communities of artists and arts workers in the country. This exhibition of temporary Public Art works is an opportunity to bring some of this extraordinary talent to visibility within the community.
The exhibition features a new commission by leading internationally renowned photographic artist, and Brunswick local, Patrick Pound, alongside specially created sculptural installations by critically acclaimed Moreland artists Adam John Cullen and Michael Prior, and a new series of performances by Mira Oosterweghel. This year’s MoreArt exhibition has a special focus on sound works and features a new project curated by Liquid Architecture, two site responsive walking tour podcasts by Sarah Walker, and Emma Gibson; and a sonic monument that will be created by the voices of Moreland, as part of internationally acclaimed sound artist Catherine Clover’s proposal for a Morelandian Choir.
Monument to Now will occupy The Upfield Bike Path, which has become a treasured community site. As a busy thoroughfare, where the industrial meets the personal, the bike path bears witness to small moments of tenderness amongst vast industrial sites. Each of the artworks in this exhibition explore the movement of time and the layers of culture that gather in this socially and culturally diverse context, coming together in what will be a monument to now.
Moreland City Council
Emily Cormack, Public Art Officer
Phone: 9240 1111