Taylor Square public art program

This program provided a platform for artists to engage the public with diverse and dynamic ideas through temporary public art.

Related to City Art
Brightly coloured orange and green designs posted onto round brick building that is painted black

About this program

The Taylor Square public art program invited artists to develop temporary projects and installations that would transform the area from a busy intersection into a creative hub. The program ran over 5 years from 2009 to 2013 and supported dynamic and diverse projects.

It created opportunities for artists, workers and visitors to explore historical and cultural issues including sustainability, LGBTIQA+ rights, urban planning and the experience of public space.

Wind series, 2012 to 2013

A series of 3 artworks by artist Tim Knowles celebrating the power of the wind: WindGrid, WindLab, and WindWalks. The program was curated by Katie Dyer, National Art School.

We Make This City, 2011 to 2012

Following a call for collaborations from artists and arts organisations, We Make This City, a Curating Cities project from the National Institute of Experimental Arts curated by Margaret Farmer (College of Fine Arts) was selected. This program tackled inertia around climate change by countering fear and frustration with trust, beauty, community and positive action on this urgent social question.

2009 to 2011

The first 3 projects in the program were Unravel by Louisa Dawson, Underworld by Dale Miles, and CAMP Stonewall by Annie Kennedy.