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Kaff-eine in Rosebery
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Adnate in Sheep Hills
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Rone in Lascelles
ABOVE: Images Karen Simpson (2019)

SILO ART

AND WELLBEING

Research Project 

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dr Amelia Green and Professor Scott Weaven

Griffith University Ref No: 2002/824

 

Silo art, the practice of painting large-scale murals on existing grain silos, is spreading throughout regional Australia.

 

However, independent and empirical investigations into the impacts of silo art are lacking.

 

The first of its kind, this Griffith University research project explores how local communities and visitors experience silo art, and the impact of these experiences on wellbeing.

 

Dr Green and Professor Weaven are also interested in the potential impacts of silo art during COVID-19, and as part of regional Australia’s recovery from this pandemic.  

 

Ultimately, the findings of this research will help to inform efforts to sustain and support the Australian silo art movement, regional arts and regional Australia more broadly.

 

PROJECT STAGE 1: INTERVIEWS

If you would like to participate in an

interview for this research, please get in touch:

amelia.green@griffith.edu.au

PROJECT STAGE 2: ONLINE SURVEY

The first national Australian silo art survey is now live.

Interviews for this project are also continuing. 

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The Zookeeper and Drapl in Thallon - Image Alana Beutel (2020)

Street Studies -

International Research Network 

Street Studies is a NFP social enterprise based in Denmark.

I lead Street Studies' International Research Network.

This informal and passion-based network facilitates collaboration between researchers, artists, practitioners and policymakers involved or interested in the following the three interrelated themes below:

Main support functions:

  • Interdisciplinary discussion

  • International collaboration opportunities

  • Sparring on research grants

  • Unique communication platforms 

Current members include:

  • Dr Laura Ripoll Gonzalez (Community, Events, Place Development, University of Tasmania)

  • Dr Ricardo Lopez (Architecture, Urban Studies & Creative Culture, University of Lisboa)

  • Dr Zareen Thomas (Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Connecticut)  

Events:

The network's flagship event takes place late July during the Copenhagen edition of Meeting of Styles (the world's largest graffiti and street art festival), which Street Studies organise. 

 

Speakers and topics in 2019 included:

* Dr Ricardo Lopes and Professor Pedro Costa (University of Lisboa, Portugal) talking about the recent institutionalisation of urban art in Lisbon and evolution of graffiti and murals in the old industrial city of Barreiro.

* Cynthia Nikitin (Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, New York City) talking about creative placemaking as an integrative approach to urban planning and community building that stimulates local economies and leads to increased innovation, cultural diversity and civic engagement.