Just returned to Tunbridge, Tasmania from Auckland where we visited Tim Gruchy and Rhana Devenport Saturday, Feb 20 2016
Tim’s show at Trish Clark gallery entitled ‘Kade’s Cognition’ has a an object in collaboration with my (pinks) content entitled ‘Clem’s lever’.
Interactive multi-media software and hardware unit – 1500x570x400mm – unique NZ$9,800.00
The collaboration uses my (found/recycled – pinks) image collection prepared as content for the delivery unit we designed together. Tim has programmed, fabricated with contacts and supplied all the hardware to effect this; our first prototype. N.B. UPDATE Tim has loaded a Vimeo movie of the content – go to Trish Clark web and scroll down to the lever.
Tim’s show, his first with Trish Clark presents five distinct conceptual projects both inspired by and ruminating upon his extensive interest in the “nexus where science and art collide and overlap” – “how science fiction influences culture and its development and considerations of public and private memory”. All these themes have informed his work since we first met and started exchanging theory and practice towards the end of 1979 in Brisbane. His work practice has taken him to Sydney, then the eastern seaboard of Australia where he has produced installations and exhibitions for public and private patrons, festivals, opera and the party scene. He has collaborated with numerous musicians making live music and producing, programming and directing tripped environments for the past 35 years. His recent move to New Zealand has seen him start an art career proper and a teaching/mentoring link with important Chinese universities. He has also making public artwork commissions in New Zealand (SCOUT) and has participated in eleven international art festivals since 2004.
Just adding a shot at Britomart, taken when we visited the (Scout) object – shown with a young user and Tim on the side of the shot.
The Barbara Heath interview with Richard Fidler yesterday created lots of interest and traffic to our email and blog Wednesday, Nov 4 2015
Michele Ransom-Hughes works for the program and is a great Jeweller to the Lost supporter and friend. Those of you who know Barbara will know that she would always prefer to write than talk – this was no exception because it was an hour-long interview without knowing the questions.
The blog had 727 visitors yesterday with the average page clicks at 4.23 per visitor, the 2014 commissioner’s list was downloaded 37 times . . . our best day ever is 750 viewers, so well done Barby!
If you click on this link it will download to your mail application the RSS feed for the program – http://www.abc.net.au/local/podcasts/conversationspodcast.xml
2015 Brisbane Open House – Barbara and mal E host two groups as part of “Made in Brisbane” – artist studio tours Sunday, Oct 11 2015
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Really excited to be part of this dynamic concept, our two groups were made up of artists, architects, jewellers, designers, craft people, educators, gardeners, a retired radio announcer and an IT guru. We are prolific when it comes to documenting our own projects so making a powerpoint of 21 small and large public art projects was a breeze. We had precursors and elements to see and feel and an interested set of informed and enthusiastic visitors. October 10 and 11 saw multitudes of venues opened for public viewing – go to “BrisbaneOpenHouse” here.
Italian interior and product design from the 1980s and 90s gone to an interior design firm’s library Wednesday, Apr 8 2015
Dynamic design duo – Ian and Steven from Wrightson Stewart Interiors snapped these up for their historical reference. Just wiping and collating these brought back a flood of emotions – all good. Remembering that each issue arriving every month gave me new European insights and ‘stuff’ pleasure, now someone new can do that all over again . . . and the weight sitting on my library floor is down maybe 80 kilos!
We can finally talk about and show you our ‘benefactor’s medal’ and presentation box commissioned by the QAG|GOMA Foundation Sunday, Oct 19 2014
From a brief in March 2014 to the design, development, production and delivery of the first five units last Thursday for Friday’s Foundation event – a wonderful journey and delightful partnering with the Queensland Art Gallery. The presentation package was designed and realised in vector art by the studio and was then effectively produced in Queensland red cedar and perspex, inhouse at the Gallery while we worked with our fabricators (Gold Coast & Sydney & Brisbane) and finished the medals and ribbons in the studio. There were many photographs taken at hand over and an article will appear in the Foundation’s magazine in the near future, here is my shot of Barbara taken on the iPhone in the water pavilion.