LIGHTSCAPES connects RMIT School of Art students to the very fabric of the city, broadly promoting our achievements whilst also enriching, critiquing and/or reconsidering notions of audience, site and public space through art.
The project consists of fourteen light boxes installed in and around RMIT University and the Melbourne Central train station. The project provides an alternative to the traditional gallery environment, challenging and redefining the placement of artwork in a gallery space. Placed in locations that have constant visibility, the LIGHTSCAPES activate under-utilised urban space and create a connection and cultural dialogue with the city. Contributing to Melbourne’s dynamic laneway culture, these works connect and contribute to the urban city and give audiences the chance to view innovative, top-quality artistic research in freely accessible public space.
LIGHTSCAPES are one of six creative projects that together form INTERSECT – a dynamic program of exhibitions, residencies, creative laboratories, talks and events. These projects consider and use contemporary art as a means of intersecting with and enriching our University community, as well as our broader local and global ones.
For more information visit the INTERSECT website.