Can Public Artwork Assist in Remembering, Memorializing and Honoring Events, Heroes and Icons?

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Title Can Public Artwork Assist in Remembering, Memorializing and Honoring Events, Heroes and Icons?
Author Di Mauro, Sam
Journal Name The International Journal of the Arts in Society
Editor Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope
Year Published 2010
Place of publication America
Publisher Common Ground
Abstract Events, Heroes, Icons and Visions: How Can Public Artwork Assist in Remembering Honoring and Memorializing Community Values By: Salvatore M. Di Mauro To add a paper, Login. The presentation will use the Q150 Mosaic Project completed in 2009 as a case study to highlight how remote and often culturally diverse communities can come together to celebrate difference and at the same time unite using the public art project as the catalyst. It will discuss the process used to gather information and how local councils were encouraged to seek out the creative thinkers within their communities, and how they in turn gathered together like-minded creative artists to collaboratively respond to place past and future. The project was completed over a period of about twelve months and involved 73 communities from 73 shires from all over the state of Queensland Australia. The project was intended to encourage communities to look into their past, thoughtfully analyze where they had come from and question their values. From this body of reference they were able to isolate events heroes and icons and make value judgments about their future. Their research manifest as a collection of over 150 panels (individual artworks) covering an area of about 45 square meters. Keywords: Public Art, Community Art, Memorialising, Linking Regional Communities, Reflections on the Past, Celebrating Difference
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Volume 5
Page from 1
Page to 20
ISSN 1833-1866
Date Accessioned 2011-01-20
Language en_AU
Faculty Queensland College of Art
Subject Visual Arts and Crafts
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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