art+place Queensland Public Art Fund important information:
It was announced in the 2012-2013 Budget that the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund will cease. This was a limited-life program due to end in June 2014.
The art+place funding round due to close on 30 September will not proceed. There will be no further rounds.
Almost $1 million has already been allocated in 2012-13 to public art projects.
All funding agreements in place for existing projects under the art+place program will be honoured.
Belgian artist Arne Quinze creates sculptures, drawings, paintings and large-scale installation, often using recycled timbers painted in electric colours. His uncoventional work has challenged perceptions in cities worldwide. He is visiting Brisbane to discuss a potential commission for the Queensland Theatre Company, curated by Urban Art Projects. Arne's visit and talk is funded through art+place Queensland Public Art Fund. The talk was held in Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Cultural Centre, South Bank from 1:30pm-2:30pm, 16 March 2012. For more information on the artist visit: www.arnequinze.com View the talk here: youtu.be/uR7QgzT3xRY
The Sequence, Arne Quinze, 2008, Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Image courtesy Arne Quinze
Public Talk: Wolfgang Buttress 'Venus Rising: Out of the water and into the light'
Venus Rising: Out of the water and into the light was selected through a Queensland-wide public poll as the final sculpture to be installed at Kangaroo Point Park. Its slender torpedo shape is based on the Fibonacci spiral. Illuminated from the base, Venus Rising is a visible marker on the Brisbane skyline. Hear from the UK-based artist Wolfgang Buttress, as he discusses international public art commissions, and the inspiration for Venus Rising through the talk held in Cinema A, Gallery of Modern Art 1.30pm-3:00pm, 19 January 2012, View the talk here: http://youtu.be/qCAdO5PXNeA