Public Art Practice

We propose that public art practice is a unique domain situated as a bridge between two areas of thought. Rooted in both the arts and the sciences, it is changing how we define visual culture and the role of art as a tool for social and environmental change. Also belonging to the realm of Relational Art or assigned to the categories of New Media, Social, and Contemporary Art Practice, this mode of creating work is by no means new. On the contrary, it was first recognised as an art genre in the late 1990s and has grown exponentially in popularity in recent years in both academia and the larger art world. It has even begun to have a presence in contemporary ceramics practice.