Prof. David Cross

David Cross is an educator, curator, artist, writer and public art consultant. In 2007, David founded the Litmus Research initiative at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, an organisation focused on the commissioning and scholarship of public art. Litmus produced a number of ground-breaking public art projects including One Day Sculpture, a 1.5 million dollar series of temporary public artworks that took place across five cities in New Zealand in 2008/9. He was the CAST 2011 international curator-in-residence in Hobart where he developed Iteration:Again 13 Public Artworks Across Tasmania. He was Deputy Chair of the City of Melbourne Public Art Advisory Board in 2015/6 and a former arts-sector advisor for Creative New Zealand. Since 2014 he has been Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University where he recently developed Treatment: Six Public Artworks at Western Treatment Plant (2015) and was artistic director for the sophomore exhibition Treatment Flightlines (2017). In 2017, along with Claire Doherty he convened the Melbourne Biennial Lab. He has published extensively on public and contemporary art and the monograph on his practice Air Supplied was published in 2016 by Punctum books. In 2018 he founded Public Art Commission with Katya Johansen and Cameron Bishop, a research initiative at Deakin University focusing on the making and scholarship of temporary public artworks.

To read more about Dr David Cross’  practice please visit his website.

Image of Dr Cameron Bishop by Shane McGrath