The Art of Engagement: Culture, Collaboration, Innovation by Elaine Lally
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Penrith Visual and Performing Arts and the Campbelltown Arts Centre stand alone as prominent cultural institutions. But when four artists - Craig Walsh, Sylvie Blocher, Ash Keating, and Jeanne van Heeswijk - collaborate with them, a new dynamic erupts. The Art of Engagement reveals such unique collaborations while exploring the aesthetic, political and economic dimensions of each project. The resulting collection of essays and documentation invites us to rethink contemporary art in Australia. Art should be an integral and natural part of the community; this book demonstrates exemplary cases with business partners from Sydney including a Rugby League team, and environmental and waste management companies. The community is everywhere: in the artwork, at the sites of artistic expression and in the reactions to the works produced by C3West.