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Public Art Mentors
Owen Craven

UAP work with artists and creatives to deliver artworks and design solutions all over the world. We start by listening, and we see potential in every idea. Our project teams are made up of curators, designers and specialist craftspeople, all united in the goal of realising and delivering authentic creative visions. We will work with artists to workshop ideas, develop concepts, create models and renders, investigate materials, explore ways to physically build ambitious ideas, and problem solve challenges that arise along the way - whilst always upholding the creative intent and honouring the artistic vision.

From artist's initial idea to design or fabrication, our team can be engaged at any stage of the process No matter the size, budget or complexity, if you need assistance realising your vision UAP can help you find a creative solution. UAP collaborates with artists to support their exploration of ideas, extend their practice, and deliver artwork into galleries and the public realm. UAP offers an extensive range of specialist expertise to artists from Design Assist that explores material and fabrication options; artwork visualisations and costings; to Technical Design, Fabrication, Installation and Project Management services.

In his role as Director of New Business and Senior Curator, Owen works closely with artists as they create work in response to specific projects and places. He has extensive experience in the visual arts sector and understands the importance of working through the creative process collaboratively in order to help artists realise their creative vision.

Owen spearhead’s the UAP Melbourne studio , where he oversees the vision and implementation of a  diverse range of projects alongside a team or curators and designers from UAP’s global studios. Owen has worked with a variety of clients including Lend Lease, Mirvac, Investa, Dexus and ISPT developing strategies and artwork programs for public and private commercial and mixed use places. He has led projects including Emily Floyd’s Jackalope for Jackalope Hotels, Reko Rennie’s Stolen Generation Marker in Melbourne, and Nike Savvas’ Papillon for Barangaroo Development Authority in Sydney. He has overseen the successful creative direction for Capital Metro in Canberra, Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur, 60 Martin Place in Sydney, and 447 Collins Street in Melbourne.

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