ARTISTS’ CAM­PUS CAN­VAS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE - Kaylee Martin

CURTIN Univer­sity is no longer a blank can­vas, thanks to a group of ur­ban artists.

In­ter­na­tional street artists took to the Bentley cam­pus ear­lier this month as part of FORM’s festival of ur­ban ac­ti­va­tion, PUBLIC2016.

Among the artists to splash the cam­pus with colour was Tu­nisian artist Karim Jab­bari, Por­tuguese mu­ral­ist Add Fuel, street artist Millo Ran­jit Dahiya, Rus­sian mu­ral­ist Rus­tam Qbic and Ital­ian artist Tel­las.

FORM ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Lynda Dor­ring­ton said she hoped the im­agery would com­mu­ni­cate some of the won­der, ex­cite­ment and sheer ex­cel­lence of the artis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It’s about us­ing cul­ture and cre­ativ­ity to en­rich the way in which we live, work and learn,” she said.

“Find­ing ways to im­prove our places, neigh­bour­hoods and cities is a cen­tral theme.

“A univer­sity cam­pus is a per­fect place to put some of these ideas into ac­tion.”

Curtin vice-chan­cel­lor Deborah Terry said the univer­sity was de­lighted to be part­ner­ing with FORM.

“This project re­flects our in­ter­na­tional fo­cus and sup­ports the re­cent an­nounce­ment of Curtin as one of the most mul­ti­cul­tural uni­ver­si­ties in Aus­tralia,” she said.

“As a lead­ing cen­tre for de­sign, art, ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban plan­ning, Curtin is a per­fect venue to em­brace large-scale, in­no­va­tive artis­tic ex­pres­sion.”

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