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

seismic shift animation

/ About

Seismic Shift is my new projection and sculpture work now showing in the ‘Art in the Time of COVID-19’ exhibition by Nillumbik Shire Council at Montsalvat Arts Centre until April 5.

The work uses animation, sculpture and projection to explore ideas derived from 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

Exhibition details:

On now until – April 5, 2021.
Friday, Saturday and Sundays - 10am - 4pm
In the Barn Gallery, Skipper Studio, and the grounds at Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham, Vic.
Bookings to view the exhibition are essential and ticket price includes admission to the grounds of Montsalvat. Book via the Nillumbik Shire website or Trybooking


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 @nillumbikcouncilvic in partnership with Montsalvat @Montsalvatartscentre, and sponsored by the Diamond Creek, Hurstbridge and Eltham Community Branches of Bendigo Bank.