Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS)Public Art Project, 2008-10
The MBRS Public Art Project aimed to:
– Develop public art that reflected the nature of the sciences that take place at MBRS and a vision for the future role of MBRS in the face of climate change.
– Offer professional development opportunities for local artists
– Develop a precedence for innovative partnerships on the island and within UQ
– Encourage an understanding of the arts as an integral part of public life and places.
The MBRS Public Art Project was a joint initiative of station manager Kathy Townsend and Jo Kaspari, curator. Both women are island residents, good friends and passionate about the role arts and culture can play in increasing understanding of marine environments and it’s preservation.
Thank-you artists’ Belinda Close, Jennie Truman and Bernadette Mollison, Kevin Townsend Operations Manager, also project committee members Nick Mitzevich, Judy Watson and Ngugi elder Uncle Bob Anderson.
This project has received financial assistance through Arts Queensland from art+place Queensland Government’s Public Art Fund.