Emi­ly Floyd
This place will always be open

The first annu­al com­mis­sion for the Ian Pot­ter Sculp­ture Court.

This place will always be open explores the role and lega­cy of the uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus – and muse­um – as a site of polit­i­cal potential.

Draw­ing its title and con­cep­tu­al frame­work from the exper­i­men­tal stu­dent strug­gles at Monash Uni­ver­si­ty dur­ing the 1960s and 70s, and incor­po­rat­ing a series of activ­i­ties, events, debates, work­shops and pub­li­ca­tions, Floyd’s work serves as a space for social encounter – rein­vok­ing a utopi­an spir­it that is open, inclu­sive, free, pro­vi­sion­al and generative.

Images

Emi­ly Floyd

This place will always be open, 2012
weld­ed steel sheet and two-part epoxy paint finish
per­ma­nent pub­lic sculpture
Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Collection
Pho­to: John Brash

Emi­ly Floyd

This place will always be open, 2012
weld­ed steel sheet and two-part epoxy paint finish
per­ma­nent pub­lic sculpture
Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Collection

Emi­ly Floyd

This place will always be open, 2012
weld­ed steel sheet and two-part epoxy paint finish
per­ma­nent pub­lic sculpture
Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Collection
Pho­to: Andrew Cur­tis, 2021