PUBLIC PALACE is a Yugambeh/Gold Coast based collective exploring the social, critical and material potentials of public space. Interested in collaboration across spatial practices, Public Palace encourages the intersection of ideas via experimental, temporal and durational projects. Often realised via psycho-geography and social practice, their shared spatial aesthetic is inherently concerned with process, performance and conceptual art practices.

Acknowledging public space as a ‘participatory landscape', their object and action-based experiments position public space as a studio and interaction as form. Their interdisciplinary approach borrows methodologies from construction, architecture, public art, graffiti and maintenance to intervene in existing structures in new ways – an unlearning of hegemonic systems to offer small acts of resistance.

PUBLIC PALACE operates and acts with non-commercial intentions. 

MANIFESTO
All experiments are valid
Prioritising First Nations peoples and perspectives
Disruptive experiences
Decentring individualism through collaboration
Accessibility, inclusivity and reciprocity
Temporal and durational projects
Interrogation of ideas through research and experimentation
Knowledge sharing and organisational transparency
Openness to chance
Commitment to community – valuing time with people and place
Best practice – sustainable, ethical and critical
Anti-hierarchy
Non-commercial intentions
Resourcefulness
Multi-contextual – institution, studio and public space
Open communication, honesty and kindness
Asking for what you need.

COLLABORATORS
Grace Dewar
Laurie Oxenford
Bronte Naylor

TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

︎  palacepublic@gmail.com
Photography – Ellamay Fitzgerald
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Public Palace acknowledge that they live & work on the stolen land of the Yugambeh Language People. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded & we pay our respects to Elders, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, community & culture. 

ALWAYS WAS,  ALWAYS WILL BE,  ABORIGINAL LAND.