Engaging the Public

By Maureen Light and Rubeena Sandhu.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Using 4 public sites for this research project, my co-researcher and I set up two different strategies to gauge participant reaction to public art displays. Our passive strategy was to record reactions to art on display, the second strategy was to be involved in the creation of art as painters and have helpers record the publics reaction to our artistic endeavours. This research paper was funded by the Community and University Research Alliance, (CURA) which is funded by the Social Sciences and humanities Reseach Council of Canada. Additional funding provided by Thompson Rivers University grant issued under the Comprehensive University Enhancement Fund (CUEF). This paper was published by Artichoke magazine a Western Canadian Arts magazine, publication date, Spring 2005, volume 17, Number 1.

Keywords: Research, CURA, University, Communities, Public Art

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.47-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 479.108KB).

Maureen Light

University of Victoria, Canada

Recently I spent 8 weeks in China, completing research for my combined degrees of Chinese culture and Fine Arts degrees using the mediums of painting, drawing and photography. I am currently working on an expanded series of portraitures for submission to selected galleries in Beijing, Shanghai,San Diego, California, Vancouver and Calgary galleries in Western Canada.

Rubeena Sandhu

Thompson Rivers University, Canada


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