/ Seismic Shift, Montsalvat Arts Centre, Eltham, VIC (2021)

seismic shift animation

/ About

Seismic Shift uses animation, sculpture and projection. It responds to the ‘seismic shift’ - an unexpected ecological moment of an almost instant reduction in ocean and ground noise triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns (beginning in March 2020). This moment was captured in seismic data recorded by seismologists around the world. These measures and indicators reflect significant changes in our global ecology. In effect - human noise has been muted.

Title: Seismic Shift
Year: 2020
Size: Dimensions variable - approximately H 1.2m x W 1.4m x L x 1.8m
Medium: Sculpture, hand-drawn animation, projection, sound


In 2020, Nillumbik Shire Council invited artists from across the Shire and the nation to create works through the ‘Art in the Time of COVID-19’ program. The call-out resulted in a wonderful and diverse exhibition of commissioned works, capturing the artists’ experiences of the time.

Exhibiting artists:

Art in the Time of COVID-19 is presented by Nillumbik Shire Council in partnership with Montsalvat, and sponsored by the Diamond Creek, Hurstbridge and Eltham Community Branches of Bendigo Bank.