Always excited by new publications! New (or still on the way) in 2015:
- 2015, Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts, 1st edition, Australia Council for the Arts. Available as an ebook,pdf, accessible version, and with a range of accompanying media releases and fact sheets…Arts Nation aims to fill “a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.” It brings together the work of key data collections and research organisations, along with the individual insights and experiences of eight leaders from across the arts sector, and an analysis of the impact of the arts.
- Mark S Holsworth, 2015, Sculptures of Melbourne, Melbourne Books. Melbourne based writer, artist and blogger presents a researched, insiders account of Melbourne’s wealth of historical and contemporary public sculptures.Due for release in April.
- Julia Lossau & Quentin Stevens (eds) 2015, The Uses of Art in Public Space, Routledge. Texts from 14 international scholars draw upon diverse disciplines, examples and locations to link two fields of interest: critical studies of art in public space, and social behaviour in the public realm. “Contributors are interested in the rich diversity of peoples’ engagements with public artworks across various spatial and temporal scales, encounters which do not limit themselves to the representational aspects of the art, and which are not necessarily as the artist, curator or sponsor intended.”
- Claire Doherty (ed), 2015, Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place, published by Art/Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers. With texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg, this book claims to bring from around the world, “the most most significant artworks in the public realm of the last ten years”, with interviews, descriptions and images. Around forty works are discussed, organized around themes of ‘Displacement’, ‘Intervention’, ‘Disorientation’, ‘Occupation’ and ‘Perpetuation’.