Arts

Arts festival for Perth and Albany

A new festival that will see public spaces transformed into art installations begins today.

Known as ‘PUBLIC’ the festival will happen in three stages and three locations –  Bayview Terrace in Claremont from April 2-3, Curtin University campus from April 4-10 and York Street in Albany from April 14-17.

PUBLIC organiser Rebecca Eggleston said: ‘This festival is an opportunity to create an experimental space for artists to explore, which is a risk Perth is ready for.”

All styles of street art will be represented from local artist Stormie Mills monochromatic work to the Italian Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire sculptures.

Each event is free and accessible to the public.

PUBLIC Platform in Claremont this weekend will stage the world premiere of 5FootWay, a commissioned work by artists-in-residence, New Zealand-based performer Mike Hornblow and Indonesian choreographer Agung Gunawan.

5FootWay is a multi-media showcase inspired by Indonesian street food culture. It is comprised of mobile food carts, video art installations, dance performance, student collaborations and international live links through social media.

For more information about the festival visit: http://www.form.net.au/public2016/

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