Brit who gets Australian placemaking right

Survey exhibition of British artist Bruce Munro, taps into unique Australian placemaking, from our Red Centre to our cities.

Australians love light art experiences. Across our cities we celebrate with festivals of site-responsive light projections and commissions, while in our museums we have presented major surveys of internationally celebrated light artists, from James Turrell, to Olafur Eliasson and Anthony McCall, among others. 

So why this obsession, and how does it intersect with notions of placemaking?

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina