/ Digital Agora Program, Nillumbik Shire, Eltham, VIC (2019)


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/ About

This installation and projection artwork is a site-responsive artwork inspired by the local soundscape around the Eltham library area. I was inspired by the sounds of birds, people and the train - seeing them as elements of different systems of communication that reside together in that location.

I used charcoal to draw what the sounds looked like in my mind, then created the animation from these to visually represent parts of the communication specific to the site. I made the sculptural signs the same shape and scale as common road signs that serve to communicate fragments of information to us, specific to our encounter with them in time and place.

It made sense that signs in this format should also be used by ‘actors’ in the soundscape ecology to signal to passersby their existence and their own story.

Title: Ecology Code
Year: 2019
Size: Installed dimensions (H) 3m x (L) 2.6m approx
Medium: Installation, sculpture, projection, hand-drawn animation
Client / Commission: Nillumbik Shire ‘Digital Agora’ program, supported by the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs Program and in partnership with ACMI X and the Centre for Projection Art.

/ Platform Project, Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital & Museum of Brisbane (2011-2012)

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/ About

Waiting at a platform for our next vehicle to transport us from A to B we are neither here nor there yet. We are somewhere in-between cycling through a holding pattern until we move to our next space. The moments we repeatedly exist in transient in-between spaces can be moments to let our minds wander unbounded by the requirements of our other spaces.

The work developed for the Platform Project focuses on our experience of transient spaces, places of ‘waiting’ and the relationship between physical and mental space in these moments. Are we running through the thoughts and events of the day behind us, or of what will come? Planning a meal? Making a list? Or having a conversation with our self or someone else?

Title: The poetics of (transient) space
Year: 2011
Size: (H) 2m x (L) 4.5m approx
Medium: Drawing, digital illustration, digital print
Client / Commission: Museum of Brisbane, QLD

/ Tram Stop 21 Project, Moreland City Council, Melbourne (2008)

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artwork for tram stop poster box

/ About

In 2008, the Tram Stop 21 project invited artists and designers working in a wide range of media to submit images for display in one of Melbourne’s key inner-city arts precincts. Tram Stop 21 Project forms part of Moreland City Council’s Art in Public Places program.

Sometimes we need a reminder to give ourselves space from the daily noise of life and just stop thinking! This work is about finding a quiet space, a place free from the daily noise of life around us. I do this in my work by paring everything down and stripping away the clutter so that only the essential elements remain.

Title: Thinking too much can only cause problems
Year: 2008
Size: (H) 1.5m x (W) 1m approx
Medium: Digital illustration for advertising poster box.
Client / Commission: Moreland City Council, Brunswick, VIC