arts and culture consultants, specialising in integrating creative temporary programming and permanent public art into complex built environments, places and spaces
We are independent public art and creative placemaking consultants and producers, specialising in devising and delivering creative, cultural and public art strategies for development projects within healthcare, education, master planning, large-scale urban regeneration, housing and transport infrastructure. We are based in Melbourne and London working on projects in Australia, UK and Europe.
Our clients include developers, construction companies, architects, government agencies and local authorities, healthcare providers, housing associations, artists, designers and cultural organisations.
We support complex planning and design teams to embed culture and creativity.
We assist communities, artists and organisations to make their visions a reality.
Collectively, our team has delivered major infrastructure projects through to intimate boutique scale projects, from strategic inception, artist procurement project delivery to completion and evaluation. We understand and harness the power of arts, creativity and culture to transform communities, spaces and places, building collaborative partnerships and celebrating their unique contributions to creating a vibrant sense of place and identity.
T Projects was founded by Victoria Jones, who has worked in the creative industries in the UK and Australia for over 20 years. Victoria has led the commissioning of over 70 site specific public art commissions; managed large art collections; developed wide ranging participatory programs; curated multiple exhibition spaces; devised regular events and performances and designed cultural enrichment programs for staff. Victoria specialises in complex environments having commissioned creative projects for London Underground and the NHS. A firm believer in the power of collaboration, Victoria has brokered partnerships with some amazing organisations including Amnesty International, The British Museum, Arts Centre Melbourne, Ausdance, Central Saint Martins, London Transport Museum, The British Library, The Royal Ballet and the University of Tsukuba, Japan amongst others. Founder of the multi award winning GO Create! arts program for Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and ARCH program for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Victoria also founded the Creative Communities program for London Underground’s Art on the Underground. Prior to this she was the Community & Access Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Lynne Seear is a senior curator, writer and arts manager with over 30 years’ experience in the creative industries, including 16 years at the Queensland Art Gallery. From 2000 to 2010 Lynne was the Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collection Development and managed curatorial programs, including the growth of the Gallery’s contemporary art collections, which were crucial to the establishment of Brisbane’s acclaimed Gallery of Modern Art. Lynne was also pivotal in the development of the Children’s Art Centre and the curation of ground-breaking contemporary programs for children and family-based audiences. In recent years Lynne has pursued a specialist interest in the importance of arts and culture to community health and well-being through the creation and activation of transformative environments, particularly within healthcare settings. Lynne leads the commissioning of major legacy artworks by a range of notable contemporary artists for the Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, where she currently works as the Arts In Health Manager.
Olivia Poloni has been working as a visual art curator, writer and project manager for the past 15 years. She sits on the City of Moreland Arts Advisory Board, Caves Gallery Board and is a Mentor for the University of Melbourne Access Program. Recent exhibition projects include - In Her Words, a photography exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera; Lisa Roet's Asialink Arts Skywalker public art commission in Beijing and Heather B Swann's Asialink Arts solo-exhibition in Tokyo. Olivia was a board member for the Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF). Previous positions include Curator at Craft Victoria; Co-Director at Sutton Gallery; Assistant Curator for the Dong Gang Photography Festival, South Korea; Project Manager for Asialink Arts at the Setouchi Triennale, Japan; Curatorial Consultant at Galerie Desaga, Germany and Co-Director at Nellie Castan Gallery. She was the Australian communications lead on the Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso two-person exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia.
For 2020 Olivia is developing an exhibition for Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Melbourne Arts Festival presentation and working with early career women photo-based artists for an exhibition, publication and public program at Blindside ARI supported by The City of Melbourne.