Trained as a painter, Geoff Hogg was an early contributor to the revival of contemporary Public Art. He began his work with a strong interest in public forms including street installation, projection, integrated architecture and craft along with banner making, processional objects and in particular, large scale wall painting and drawing. This work grew from a concern to re-connect with under-valued sources and traditions in contemporary cultural life.
In line with this he has emphasised cross disciplinary practice, exploring collaboration and new contexts for Art interventions. He has led over 70 large scale Public Art projects in Australia and overseas, bringing together diverse groups of creative practitioners and community members.
Pursuing an interest in intercultural practice, he developed what are said to be the first joint Public Art projects between Chinese and overseas artists in China. In recent years he has worked extensively in China, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, and more recently Cuba, creating projects that draw on grassroots engagement to create links and develop imaginative connections for cultural dialogue and exchange.
He is currently Director of the Centre of Art, Society and Transformation (CAST), RMIT School of Art.