Category Archives: projects

Unseen GC Summer 16-17

We are proud to be a part of the Unseen GC Summer 16-17 with our work Blown Away in which we created an animated 3D render of our physical sculpture which was displayed along with other Augmented Reality work at the Gold Coast art centre.

This work is based on  a sculptural work that has been flown and blown around Australia for the last 2 years. It is a visual analogy,  where the resemblance to a common flora genus of taraxacum spreading seeds far and wide via the wind reflects the spread of the ideas of resource recovery and sustainability.
The work aims to raise awareness about the amount of waste each of us generate, to making people aware of the environmental costs of that waste.  
The form is inspired by the natural world, although, ironically, we (humans) have, by our quest for comfort  & convenience, become a major factor in the disappearance of many species within it.

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

Our work in (Un)seen Sculptures exhibition part of Sydney Art Month 2012

We are very happy to announce that our collaborative work has been featured in the group exhibition called Unseen Sculptures which is featured as part of Sydney Art Month. Our work, titled Washing Day (let them hang in the air) was inspired by the history of the site (Callan Park, Rozelle, NSW) and partly by the ideas surrounding laundry and the body (or its absence). You can read more about the work here.

If you would like to view the work, you need to have a device running IOS or Android, equipped with a camera, GPS and a digital compass, with Layar software installed. You can either visit the location yourself or you can join one of the tours organised from dLux Media Arts pop up space at the corner of Waterloo and Darling Sts in Rozelle, running every Saturday at 1pm until the end of March. Check it out!

Washing Day

Augmented Reality Sculptures: new opportunities

Augmented Reality has been a hot area of research in the last couple of years and it is an area that is beginning to draw a keen interest from artists. It is a relatively new interactive field, in which real world markers and virtual imageries can be combined to form new experiences for the user. One of the most popular software in this area is Layar Reality Browser, which is available on IOS and Android platforms. There are also other upcoming companies offering Augmented Reality experiences on their own software platforms, but so far, Layar is the most commonly used.

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