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Information and interesting sites on pop-up events & arts interventions, urban planning & cultural conferences and arts & city events.
Please note the projects have not been undertaken by Brecknock Consulting.
Little Free Library, New York
Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and educator. He creates playful and participatory urban interventions and public art projects that respond to everyday needs and create or reinforce social bonds in our public spaces.
World's longest Graffiti Wall, Dubai
Street Artist, Joel van Moore aka Vans the Omega, was recently invited to participate in the Guinness Book of Records attempt at the World's Longest Graffiti Wall in Dubai UAE, the record was of course achieved!
Brecknock Consulting is currently working with Joel on a street art project for a building facade in Adelaide's CDB.
Example of Joel's work:
Pop-up art spaces
Urban renewal initatives designed to utilise unused shops and buildings as arts spaces;
City of Hobart engaged Brecknock Consulting to developed their new cultural strategy - Creative Hobart - which was unanimously endorsed by the City of Hobart in December 2012. Council have since implemented an exciting arts program to fulfill the strategy outcome areas of; The City as a platform for cultural expression and creative participation, The City as an incubator of creativity, innovation, excellence and diversity and The City as a connector of people, information and knowledge. http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Arts_and_Culture/Cultural_Development
Creative Hobart - January 2015 enewsletter
MADE BY US - BE QUICK!
A pop-up shop with a hand-picked range of products from Tasmania's finest designer/makers has taken up temporary residence at 138 Liverpool Street. Always up for a challenge, Stuart Williams and Lindsey Wherrett saw an opportunity to directly connect designer/makers with the public.
Made By Us is injecting creative energy into the retail strip until 19 January and features original work by Stuart, Lindsay, Emma Bugg, Jye Edwards, Rye Dunsmuir, Andrea Barker, Bridget Nichols, Linda Fredheim, Rachel Dean and other creative people.
Gap Filler, New Zealand
An example of creativity and innovation at work are the “Gap Filler” projects in Christchurch, where demolition sites have been utilised for installations such as open air cinemas or dance venues. While in Christchurch in May 2012, for a conference, Richard Brecknock had the opportunity to check-out a couple of the projects including, the “Dance-O-Mat” which provides a dance floor and a converted coin operated washing machine functions as a sound system to provide a place for friends to meet, to dance and to help lift the spirits of the community and “Think Differently” book exchange, a simple fridge full of books sitting on a vacant corner lot.
Visit the Gap Filler website, http://www.gapfiller.org.nz/, to check out some of the latest projects such as; Sound Sky is a location-sensitive audio-visual artwork that grows over time as people contribute to it. It’s a collaboration between artists, Christchurch organisations and the public. It makes use of an app to allow people to record their memories and thoughts at various locations throughout the city, allowing for reflection and participation in the post-quake landscape.
PARK(ing) Day is the time when parking spaces in cities all around the world are transformed from asphalt to something amazing. The event started in San Francisco in 2005 whe arts collective Rebar developed the idea that paying a parking meter is a bit like ‘renting’ a public space, so instead of parking a car, why not park something better?
The event, which is held on the third Friday in September each year, invites teams of designers, creative people and anyone who is passionate about their city to temporarily transform parking spaces into creative spaces that make the street a more enjoyable, attractive and ‘people’ place for the day. The event is held in all major cities around Australia. Images from 2014 event
PARK(ing) Day, 18 September, 2015
Wellington LUX - August 21st – 30th 2015
Wellington LUX is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. The festival will showcase a fantastical array of light sculptures that wind their way through an urban light trail within the city’s laneways and then spill out into a promenade of light installations along the waterfront. - images from LUX 2014.