Andra Kins

Coming out - public art in Western Australia

TEDxPerth 2012
December 2012

Talk length:

10:28

Coming out - public art in Western Australia: Andra Kins at TEDxPerth

Andra talks about the role that public art serves in our community, referencing the both new pieces in and around Perth and some old fan favourites.

Andra Kins
Writer & Artist

Andra grew up in a household where creativity was seen as important both for personal and cultural development. She has since carried that creativity through to her career as a public art consultant with a passionate belief in the positive effects of public art in the urban environment.

After completing a first class honours degree in architecture at UWA, Andra participated in establishing the Mundaring Sculpture Park, was the Director of the Crafts Council in Perth, and since 1990 has worked as a private public art consultant at Urban Threshholds.

Andra has developed and coordinated over 100 public art projects through the state government’s Percent for Art Scheme, for local governments and for private developers. She is currently the public art consultant for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and is writing the first book about public art in Western Australia with Maggie Baxter for UWA Publishing.

Andra’s interests lie in the evolution of consciousness and culture, and how collaborations can spark creations that are greater than the sum of their parts.