img_5566David Cross, Will Foster, Timothy Moore, Nuraini Juliastuti, Amy Spiers

On Wednesday 16 November, Bus Projects presented a discussion on the urgency of socially-engaged practice, as part of their ongoing ‘Systems of Solidarity’ series.

Co-chaired by Professor David Cross and Melbourne based artist Amy Spiers and featuring Will Foster (A Centre for Everything), Nuraini Juliastuti (KUNCI), Vanessa Kwan (Grunt Gallery), Timothy Moore (Sibling), and Tien Wei Woon (Post Museum).

“The conscious convergence of art, publics and politics in artists’ practices and organisational structures, represents the most potent argument for arts relevance in a globalised society. In a time of increasing international recognition of the importance of socially engaged and community focused art practices, Bus Projects brings together a discussion on the many manifestations of such practice in response to the closure of the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at the Victorian College of the Arts.

It is timely to gather together organisations, researchers, and practitioners who are doing exemplary work in this space to knowledge-share with our local audience and to reflect on the crucial importance of community/socially engaged art practice in the current globalised arts ecology.” from Bus Projects website.

Note: On September, 28, Professor Barry Conynghim, Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and MCM announced that The Centre for Cultural Partnerships at VCA  will cease offerings in all programs and discontinue operations managed at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships (CCP) by the end of the year – December 31, 2016.

Vale CCP!