I have an upcoming show at TROCADERO ARTSPACE in Footscray called Female Dialogues
I will present a series of video works in “Female Dialogues”, a show inspired by early feminist art and documentary film. I will present a trio of thought provoking conversations based on excerpts from interviews I conducted, relating to issues facing women. The works present the collective thought processes of women in their 20s to 70s, contrasting and comparing how things have changed or remained static. To counterbalance these works, the fourth video work shows women stating silent, positive declarations in a protest-style format.
I have been making media art plinths for my upcoming exhibition at Trocadero Art Space. To make them I hired the Pop & Scott Workshop, which is a woodworking workshop, hosted by Poppy and Scott. They were both very welcoming and helpful and guided my friend and I through the process. We both want to go back and make some other pieces. We felt right at home there and enjoyed using the tools they supply, especially the nail gun and the jigsaw. The next stage is painting the plinths.
The High Tea is this Sunday. Here are some pictures of the Crafternoon session at Crafternoon Cafe in Carlton North. It was a fun day and we have produced a really lovely recipe book for someone to treasure. It will be part of the prizes in the raffle on the day of the High Tea at Abbotsford Convent. Other prizes on the day will include a fruit cake, soft drink packs and a food hamper containing jam and fruit products. We will also be doing a skill share auction with some sessions on offer such as learning how to paint and Introduction to Photoshop. My friends and family are going to be busy baking for the event.
I am hosting an art event called the Women’s Positivity High Tea at the Abottsford Convent in the Marina Auditorium. It will be held on Sunday the 19th August 2012 from 2:30-5:30pm. There will be high tea by gold coin donation, a raffle and an auction to fundraise for the Red Cross Cake Bake. A hand made artist book will be raffled off as well as a food hamper. An auction will be held in which skill sharing meetings will be offered to be arranged between the person who offers the lesson and the person who purchases it.
There will also be an option to take part in my video film project called Positive Women
My computer generated animation Climate Cycles will be showing as part of this years Melbourne Fringe Festival. Climate Cycles is a sculptural installation focused around a computer generated animation and the processes which were used to make it. The project interprets a historical climate database by combining scientific and visual arts techniques. Retro computer generated graphics created using computer code and mathematical geometry are shown. Computer coded instructions determine temperature triggers in the data at which particular visual sequences are shown, which represent warm or cool climatic moments in history. Interspersed between these sequences is a visual representation of the data locations over the globe showing the spatial variation in climate for each year of data. The use of the underlying data gives the animation a unique visual rhythm both spatial and temporally. The work has a durational component as the animation has been generated using 4000 years of historical climate data. Click on the image below to see the latest version of the animation.