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City Walks:

Vault's Voyage


I’m not sure what I love more about Ron Robertson-Swann’s Vault….Is it the dynamic elegance of the geometric form wrapped up in all that glorious yellow? Or the way in which it ignited so much fervor and passion for public art in Melbourne? Either way, it has become an iconic work that has found its way into Melbourne’s psyche. 

Come join me on my Jane Jacob’s walk on Saturday the 6th of May at 4pm to take a spin around Vault’s history and cultural significance. Let’s ask questions of public art and collectively have a go at answering them. Maybe you have a memory of Vault’s installation at City Square you might like to share? 

Let’s begin at Vault in the amazing acca's forecourt then head to city square’s old location talking public art along the way. We will be bringing our own mini monster Vault trucks along for the ride, collectively adding to the existing Vault reference’s within the city. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

I would like to make a special thank you to the artist Ron Robertson Swann and also Geoffrey J. Wallis for his text, Peril in the Square which is such a brilliant resource.

I would also like to acknowledge that we will be walking on Wurundjeri country and pay my respects to Elders, past present and emerging.

The Backyard of 'the people's house'-Parliament House

I playfully use the idea of Parliament House, 'the peoples house' as having a backyard in an attempt to invoke the power of the everyday citizen. Come walk and talk about public art and public space as we investigate what really is in our citizen's backyard. I would like to acknowledge though that our house and its backyard are sited on the land of the wurundjeri and Boon wurrung and I pay my respects to elders past and present. As sovereignty was never ceeded, this was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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