Category Archives: collaborations

Bubble in Killalea

In October 2016 we ventured out to Killalea, near Shellharbour on the south coast of NSW to install our sculpture as part of Sculptures at Killalea festival. The location was at a lovely park by the sea, with sun and winds to add to the experience. Our installation was done in almost record time without a hitch or any breakages.

Bubble was up for a total of approximately five days and it was among a lot of other sculptures installed all over the hills and grass areas. Thankfully our sculpture did not suffer any damages while installed here. What a great experience!

Nocturnal Arts in Wollongong in 2016

We were commissioned by the Wollongong City Council to install our artwork interactive projection artwork Unlocked Melody as part of their Nocturnal Arts program to provide ntertainment and engagement with the community and visitors to the arts precinct after dark. We set our projection up in a laneway, with a motion sensor so it would react to the presence of people walking through the laneway at night.

We projected in the laneway on three Saturday evenings between between 17 February and 5 March. It has been an exciting experience to be able to do projection work outdoors and engage with passers-by to explain the content and the ideas behind our work.

Unlocked Melody is based on a collection of a few million passwords that were gathered from material posted online by various security researchers after some very public privacy breaches of some very large web entities  that occurred a few years ago. We created an application that would detect people’s presence and then display a password picked at random, which is then used to generate colours and sound.

A couple of video clips of the projected piece


Both videos are from our install in Wollongong

Fanfair at Sculpture in the Vineyards 2015

This year our new kinetic work FanfAir, made from recycled fan blades, aluminium and wood is spinning in town. Located just outside Wollombi Village Wines cellar door, it is visible from the road, the pub and playground/facilities.

Sculpture in the Vineyards opens on Halloween, Sat 31st October and runs for one month. Well worth a trip up, plus you can enjoy visits to the local vineyards.

Here is a video of the work in action

 

FanfAir view from the ground FanfAIr SpinningFanfAir Close looking UpwardsFanfAir Silhouette at DuskFanfAir

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014

Our work Fountain of Zero has been installed in the Sculpture in the Vineyards exhibition of 2014. It is a work about the environment and reuse of materials as well as a work about creating something unique and distinctive that will sit well in the environment it is installed within.

This work has been in the making for a few months now and the installation is a culmination of a lot of engineering, design and craftsmanship (can we say craft person?). After the original idea was conceived the work slowly took shape through imagination and creative engineering, as well as sheer determination.

A major part of the work is the top half of soft drink (soda) bottles which we had to cut and shape to fit our needs. To do this, we had to collect over 150 bottles through consuming large quantities of soft drink and mineral water as well as through raiding recycle bins in our neighbourhood.

The exhibition will be officially opened on 25 October 2014 and will continue for around a month. Come and see our work as well as the other wonderful sculptures and installations dotting the vineyards around Wollombi, NSW. Our work is installed at the Undercliff Winery, 152 Yango Creek Road,  in Wollombi.

 

Wollombi Visit to the opening of Sculpture in the Vineyards

Chairs of Jakarta installed at Noyce Brothers cellar door, in Wollombi, NSW

Last night, along with a couple of hundred other people, we made our way to the historic township of Wollombi to witness the opening of the 10th Sculpture in the Vineyards exhibition. It was a well-attended event with a notable performance by the Ngurra bu aboriginal culture group which engaged the visitors with the traditional dance of the local people. Continue reading

Our sculptures are now installed in the Vineyards!

After many days of hard work and hardly any phone reception, we have finally finished installing our sculptures for the Sculpture in the Vineyards 2012. For this event, we have installed two pieces, our Chairs of Jakarta and Let’s Face the Music and Dance. They have been installed at the Noyce Brothers cellar door in Wollombi and at Stonehurst Cedar Creek. Continue reading