CAST’s engagement with public art seeks to apply the principles of social practice, bringing about change in the public domain with ambitious local, national and international art projects. Building inter-disciplinary teams with expertise in art, architecture, design, sound, science and education, these projects reach out into communities while stimulating critical dialogue within and beyond the university.
Research Theme Leaders
Fiona HillaryFiona Hillary is the Program Manager of the Masters of Art - Art in Public Space at RMIT University and research leader of the public art stream of CAST. From 2013-2017 she curated CAST’s Urban Laboratory using live test sites of practice to explore urban contexts in a research and project delivery model in partnership with local government. Fiona is a practicing public artist, collaborating on range of temporary and permanent investigative projects. Her most recent work 37°57'02.5"S 144°38'02.0"E marks the beginning of a creative cartography for the future. Fiona has been affiliated with the Gertrude Street Projection Festival for over ten years, curating the 10th Anniversary Festival Unfurling Futures in 2017. a place for gathering is a permanent neon and sound work commissioned by the City of Greater Dandenong and located in Douglas Street, Noble Park. Her research interests are in in the development and impact of atmospheres in public practice; collaborative practice; art practice as a research methodology and ephemeral installations. Fiona is a PhD Candidate at Deakin University exploring the role creative practice holds in our rehearsal of the future. www.fionahillary.com