Dr Cameron Bishop is a curator, writer and artist. As a curator he has helped initiate a number of innovative public art projects including Treatment (2015/17) at the Western Treatment Plant, Sounding Histories at the Mission to Seafarers Melbourne and Projections 13 in the City of Geelong. He has worked as curatorial lead on the ongoing VACANT Geelong project, with architectural researchers and leading Australian artists, to explore and activate spaces left behind by de-industrialisation.
As the recipient of a number of grants, awards and commissions, he has been acknowledged for his community-focussed approach to public art. All of his work explores the shifting nature of the term public, ideas around place-making, and the body’s appearance and experience as a political, private, and social entity. To this end he has published writing in book chapters, journals and exhibition catalogues while addressing these issues in the artwork he makes, mainly in collaboration with the artist and engineer, Simon Reis. With David Cross he has also worked on consultancy projects such as the Metro Tunnel Creative Strategy, which saw them team with Claire Doherty from UK-based Public Art Commissioning Agency, Situations. He is a senior academic at Deakin University where recently, with David Cross and Katya Johanson, he helped establish the Public Art Commission, which captures and activates his experience working in public art contexts, including as an artist, consultant, coordinator and researcher.
To read more about Dr Cameron Bishop’s practice please visit his website.
Image of Dr Cameron Bishop by Shane McGrath