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About Your Public Art Project

In this exciting pilot program, students from public schools across NSW have worked collaboratively to investigate their environment and develop an innovative, site-specific artwork.

The Department of Education’s Arts Unit and Stem.T4L, Information Technology Directorate has worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects to document the school’s work using innovative technology that reimagine these works for display at the Art Gallery of NSW. Site specific works come alive through 360 Virtual Reality film and 3D photogrammetry models that transport the viewer back to the specific location.

As well as reimagining Your Public Art Project submissions created by the five schools (Bourke Public School, Wilcannia Central School, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design, Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School and St Clair High School), STEM students from Merrylands High school have designed an app, which houses the works and takes the viewer on an immersive VR experience.

2019 Your Public Art Project - All projects

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Projects

2019 Your Public Art Project - Bourke Public School
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Bourke Public School

The community of Bourke have come together to create within the school's cultural garden a permanent water feature, including signs, symbols and totems, relevant to the four Aboriginal community groups that live within the Bourke region. Students and teachers of Bourke Public School have forged rich partnerships with their community through the project, including the AECG, local Indigenous elders, The Local Men's Shed and Youth Off the Streets, Bourke.

The community of Bourke have created a permanent water feature which includes signs, symbols and totems, relevant to the four Aboriginal community groups that live within the Bourke region.

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Bourke Public School

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The community of Bourke have come together to create within the school's cultural garden a permanent water feature, including signs, symbols and totems, relevant to the four Aboriginal community groups that live within the Bourke region. Students and teachers of Bourke Public School have forged rich partnerships with their community through the project, including the AECG, local Indigenous elders, The Local Men's Shed and Youth Off the Streets, Bourke.

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2019 Your Public Art Project - Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design
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Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Year 7 students of DHSVAD have created their own political party, the eARTh party (the art sits within the earth) out of concern for the environment and the climate change crisis. The public art work included a performative protest march through the annual Dulwich Hill Street Fair; a polling booth for the public to vote and leave a message for local politicians; and an exhibition of the protest material at the Seaview Gallery. The project has been supported by the school's P&C and the Inner West Council.

Year 7 students of DHSVAD have created their own political party, the eARTh party (the art sits within the earth) out of concern for the environment and the climate change crisis.

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Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

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Year 7 students of DHSVAD have created their own political party, the eARTh party (the art sits within the earth) out of concern for the environment and the climate change crisis. The public art work included a performative protest march through the annual Dulwich Hill Street Fair; a polling booth for the public to vote and leave a message for local politicians; and an exhibition of the protest material at the Seaview Gallery. The project has been supported by the school's P&C and the Inner West Council.

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Your Public Art Project – An immersive Virtual Reality Experience
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Merrylands High School

The Department of Education’s Arts Unit and stem.T4L, Information Technology Directorate worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects to document the student of Merrylands High School producing their virtual reality application for Your Public Art Project. The students created an immersive virtual reality experience that brings to life the site-specific artworks using 360 video and 3D photogrammetry models, transporting the viewer from a virtual gallery to the location of the artworks across NSW.

The students of Merrylands High School designed a virtual reality application to present the five student public artworks of Your Public Art Project in a unified immersive experience. It applies 360 video and 3D photogrammetry models, transporting viewers across NSW.

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Merrylands High School

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Produced by stem.T4L, NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education’s Arts Unit and stem.T4L, Information Technology Directorate worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects to document the student of Merrylands High School producing their virtual reality application for Your Public Art Project. The students created an immersive virtual reality experience that brings to life the site-specific artworks using 360 video and 3D photogrammetry models, transporting the viewer from a virtual gallery to the location of the artworks across NSW.

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2019 Your Public Art Project - Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School
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Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Students have created 'invisible men' sculptures of human scale from clear tape. The sculptures draw from feelings of isolation within the city and our global interconnected world and offers a reflection on today’s society that moves through life with their heads down, texting and disconnected from humanity.

Students have created 'invisible men' sculptures of human scale from clear tape as a reflection on today’s society that moves through life with their heads down, texting and disconnected from humanity.

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Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Students have created 'invisible men' sculptures of human scale from clear tape. The sculptures draw from feelings of isolation within the city and our global interconnected world and offers a reflection on today’s society that moves through life with their heads down, texting and disconnected from humanity.

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2019 Your Public Art Project - St Clair High School
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St Clair High School

Inspired by past Kaldor Public Art Projects artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and land artist Andy Goldsworthy, the year 10 students of St Clair High School created a temporary, site specific work on the school grounds from recycled blue glass tiles. The lines created by the tiles have a strong geometry and have been made intuitively and organically. The students chose a safe and quiet location at the back of the school for the artwork to act like an oasis, a retreat from the noise of the playground.

Inspired by past Kaldor Public Art Projects artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and land artist Andy Goldsworthy, the students of St Clair High School have created a temporary, site specific work on the school grounds from recycled blue glass tiles.

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2:59

St Clair High School

Duration: 
2:59

Inspired by past Kaldor Public Art Projects artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and land artist Andy Goldsworthy, the year 10 students of St Clair High School created a temporary, site specific work on the school grounds from recycled blue glass tiles. The lines created by the tiles have a strong geometry and have been made intuitively and organically. The students chose a safe and quiet location at the back of the school for the artwork to act like an oasis, a retreat from the noise of the playground.

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2019 Your Public Art Project - Wilcannia Central School
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Wilcannia Central School

The students want the audience to know what it is like to live and walk the streets in Wilcannia and to create a sense of the shared experience through the public artwork. The imagery has been informed by students understanding of rock art and street art. They have been guided throughout the process by leading Indigenous artist and elder Badger Bates and Australian artist, Justine Muller, in the creation of a culturally relevant artwork illustrating connection to country, specifically the Baaka (Darling River).

The students want the audience to know what it is like to live and walk the streets in Wilcannia and to create a sense of the shared experience through the public artwork and illustrating connection to country, specifically the Baaka (Darling River).

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Wilcannia Central School

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5:00

The students want the audience to know what it is like to live and walk the streets in Wilcannia and to create a sense of the shared experience through the public artwork. The imagery has been informed by students understanding of rock art and street art. They have been guided throughout the process by leading Indigenous artist and elder Badger Bates and Australian artist, Justine Muller, in the creation of a culturally relevant artwork illustrating connection to country, specifically the Baaka (Darling River).

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