Projects

Murmuring mk2 kinetic sculpture – work in progress

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Murmuring mk2 kinetic sculpture – work in progress

Some work in progress pics of my little whimsy, Murmuring mk2.  In a similar theme to Murmuring, it’s very much inspired by the massed flight of starlings in a murmuration – budgerigars do a similar sort of thing which is convenient as the feathers are discarded by my kid’s budgies.

Together so much more than apart, many of us, we do become more, something new, with a life of its own, still independent but very much inter-dependent too.  Murmuring mk2 is a play on this, on the beautiful pattern and chaos that can emerge from the contradictions in a life both bound and free.

25x25x25cm, stainless steel, brass, bearings, budgie feathers.

Spherophyte Kinetic Sculpture in Ballarat – Night

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Some night shots of Spherophyte Kinetic Sculpture in Ballarat

Spherophyte stay in central Ballarat is over, but here are some night shots!  It was right next to Queen Victoria in the middle of Sturt St and opposite the town Hall.   Click here for more pics and videos of it at past installations.

Spherophyte Kinetic Sculpture in Ballarat

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Spherophyte Kinetic Sculpture in Ballarat

Very excited to have installed Spherophyte in central Ballarat, right next to Queen Victoria in the middle of Sturt St and opposite the town Hall.  It will be there though to the end of March, so go check it out if you’re in town, especially in the evening.  Click here for more pics and videos of it at past installations.

Merri Creek Primary School gate and panels

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Merri Creek Primary School Gate

I was delighted to go back to Merri Creek Primary School and design and build a new custom gate and panels for a new building.  Merri Creek was the site of my first ever school gates in the 90’s followed by curly fences, a crest and matching letter box in the 2000’s so I have a soft spot for the school and loved working on this project.  Hopefully the gate will bring a bit of brightness  and inspiration to the kids as they arrive at school each day…

Thrown in a couple of pics of the early unpainted works too

Upstream Festival Wodonga 2020 – art project

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Upstream Festival – Flow States art installation

Over the Labour day long weekend in March, Nici Wright and I had a great trip up to Wodonga for the Upstream Festival jointly put on by Wodonga and Albury.  Our mission was to facilitate a community workshops and art installation, first with the wonderful kids of Wodonga Primary School and the next day, with many many members of the public.  The installation, Flow States, was inspired by the great Murray river, such an important feature that literally divides but also unites Albury and Wodonga.  The students and public were invited to create a river sculpture installation with hundreds of ‘droplets’ of coloured tissue paper.  Suspended from an overhead structure The Gantry (built from the centrals park’s railway heritage past) the droplets formed a meandering stream, and participants and the public alike submerged and wandered amongst the floating, swirling droplets…

The droplets have now gone on for a second life decorating the Wodonga Primary School art room and corridors.  

And while there, we installed Spherophyte on the grass next door for an eating and meeting place…

Blacktown Hospital Kinetic Sculpture – video

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Video of our kinetic sculpture for Blacktown Hospital

New video of our kinetic sculpture, Djalgala Yarra, an Arboreal Meditation!  

Thanks Rich Mammoliti for the great video!

And see here for more about the sculpture design I developed in collaboration with Leanne Tobin, an accomplished artist of the Darug people  of the Blackmore and Mount Druitt region.  And see here for a full set of photos of the finished work…

Blacktown Hospital Kinetic Sculpture – installation timelapse

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Installation is finished on our kinetic sculpture for Blacktown Hospital

Installation is finished on our kinetic sculpture, Djalgala Yarra, an Arboreal Meditation!  Check out a time-lapse of the installation below 🙂

And see here for more about the sculpture design I developed in collaboration with Leanne Tobin, an accomplished artist of the Darug people  of the Blackmore and Mount Druitt region.  And see here for a full set of photos of the finished work…

Awards at Lot19 Artspace

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Awards at Lot19Artspace Spring Sculpture Prize

Delighted and honoured to have been a co-winner of the Ron Anstey Big Hearted Award and also a co-winner of The Mill Award for my humble little kinetic and interactive piece for the Lot19artspace Spring Sculpture Prize 2019.

Hopefully fun, not especially sophisticated or refined yet still more effective than the Australian Government’s climate action plan 😉

This is what climate policy is going to look like in 10 years unless we get our act together :-0

Made from 100% found objects, scrap and left-overs

Kinetic Sculpture Commission – Work in progress

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Work in progress – kinetic sculpture for Blacktown Hospital

Well, after quite a long few months, construction is finished on our kinetic sculpture, Djalgala Yarra, an arboreal meditation. See here for more about the sculpture design I developed in collaboration with Leanne Tobin, an accomplished artist of the Darug people  of the Blackmore and Mount Druitt region.

Can’t wait to go and install it in Sydney in a few weeks, until then, here are some work in progress photos…

Kinetic Sculpture Commission – BMDH hospital – Sydney

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Kinetic sculpture for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH)

I’m very excited to announce that after working for much of last year on the design, that I am just about to start building a new permanent outdoor sculpture for the BMDH expansion in Sydney!  I was particularly glad to get to know and then collaborate closely with Leanne Tobin, a significant and accomplished artist of the Darug people  of the Blackmore and Mount Druitt region.

Together, we have designed a large kinetic sculpture that will be in constant, gentle meditative motion in an entrance courtyard for the hospital

Inspired by the local, iconic and majestic tree, the Sydney Red Gum or Angophera Costata, (photo above of it’s beautiful bark) we have called the  sculpture:

Djalgala Yarra, an arboreal meditation. (Djalgala Yarra translates to tree, embrace in the Darug Language).

more on the design to follow, here is a teaser screenshot of a detail, better go get started…

screenshot Djalgala Yarra