public art

Ribboned Wish Catchers for Dandenong

June 6, 2014

On Australia Day this year, the City of Greater Dandenong held a joyous day-long celebration in the Dandenong Park. As part of the festivities was a Wishing Tree (above). People could write their wishes on long colourful ribbons that were then tied to a May Pole type structure. As the day went on, the tree […]

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Playful Public Art program for Fresh Air 14

February 24, 2014

Curated by public artist Sayraphim Lothian, Fresh Air’s playful public art program celebrates the playful appropriation of public space by artists working in various ways in the streets of Melbourne. – Kim Tairi Urban fox tales Little foxes wander Melbourne’s laneways. A series of tiny poems that chronical their adventures. They will be left in […]

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Sharing Ink mini documentary by The Public Studio

August 5, 2013

The lovely people at The Public Studio, Ming-Zhu Hii and Nicholas Coghlan, made an amazing mini documentary about Sharing Ink Sharing Ink from The Public Studio on Vimeo.

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Sharing Ink trailer

July 12, 2013

We made a little film about Sharing Ink and acts of Guerrilla Kindness Sharing Ink – 30 Acts of Guerrilla Kindness from Sayraphim Lothian on Vimeo.

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Interviewed about my work and Pop Up Playground

May 28, 2013

At This Is A Door in 2012, film maker James Tresise interviewed me about my work, my role with Pop Up Playground and why games are important. This is that film. Interview with Sayraphim Lothian from James Tresise on Vimeo.

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Public art – thieves and thinking

April 24, 2013

A friend of mine sent me a link to this Arts hub article the other day – it’s titled THIEVES TAKE OFF WITH LANEWAY ART and it’s about a public art in a Ballarat laneway that’s been nicked. All five inaugural works were by Melbourne-based Colombian artist Julian Clavijo, and are estimated to be worth […]

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Here Be Dragons for Art in Public Places

February 25, 2013

Here Be Dragons focuses on abandoned urban spaces and our fear of the unknown. The title refers to the fantastic creatures and beasts that delineated the edges of the known world on maps for hundreds of years. The beasts marked the unknown and uncharted territories that people were afraid of. Here Be Dragons consists of […]

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Rogue Design – a new work for You Are Here

February 25, 2013

I’ve got a new public artwork, Rogue Design, coming up for the You Are Here Festival in Canberra, which runs from the 14-24 March, 2013. Rogue Design is a playful appropriation and reinterpretation of the tropes of interior design, taxidermy and toy dinosaurs. These mischievous, tiny pieces are installed around Civic for discerning, eagle eyed […]

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Collins St Regulars at White Night Melbourne

February 25, 2013

I was part of White Night Melbourne in two ways. One was a game runner for Pop Up Playground’s The Whispering Society, which meant that I was running between the Melbourne Town Hall, Chapter House Lane and St Paul’s Cathedral all night. The other was as a commissioned artist, and my artwork, Collins St Regulars, […]

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Street Pests installed in Dandenong

November 6, 2012

I thought I’d show a few behind the scenes shots of the install of Street Pests in Dandenong the other day. Because it’s a commissioned work, I was given two tradies to install the pieces. Justin and Ruben came with two long ladders, pliers, a ute and a bunch of cable ties. They were really […]

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