Friday, July 29, 2011

Projection2

For thousands of years humans have developed ways to take our three dimensional world and project it onto the two dimensional context of a map. Mapping and cartography have enabled us to better make sense of where we are in the world and in understanding our geographic positioning in relation to everything else on the planet.

"The parallels and meridians form a grid system on the model of the Earth. The grid serves as a reference system for locating points on the surface of the Earth. In the map projection transformation process, this grid system is transferred to the map". (Pearson, 1990, p.20)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hot off the digi-press

Latticework 1 - digital collage / illustration - 2011

Brand new work made for
Geo-Graphic
happening next Wednesday (3rd Aug) at BREW.

Monday, July 25, 2011

etcc: semi-permanant side show

This year I'm lucky enough to be apart of the Brisbane Semi-Permanent side show happening Friday August 5th at Shooting Gallery in Spring Hill. The line up of artists is huge (including Aussie man of the minute Mr Lister) and likewise with the idea behind it. Everyone will be remixing artworks made for the Sydney etcc show earlier in the year and artists down in Melbourne will then remix and reinterpret the remixes from Brisbane and so on and so on. Curated by local Brisbane artist Ben Reeve this show raises important questions about how we perceive copyright in the visual art industry, much like how assumptions surrounding the appropriation of other peoples work have been experimented with in electronic music production through sampling.

Dates: Friday 5th (opening night) - 26th August
Space: Shooting Gallery - 105 Bowen street, spring hill, Brisbane

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Solo show: Geo-graphic

Gateway2 - Digital Collage - 2011

In a couple of weeks time (Weds 3rd Aug) I'm having my first ever solo show at BREW which is located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD down the Burnett Lane lane way. For their second ever show, BREW have teamed up the recently established Shooting Gallery based over in Spring Hill to curate a selection of 10 large A1 sized prints exhibited with a limited edition run of 1-5. They'll be a mixture of older previously un-exhibited works as well as a number of brand new works hot off the press. For more info check out the FB event page. The show will be up for a solid three weeks, so if you can't make the opening night, be sure to pop down, have a coffee, stiff drink or a bite to eat and check it out.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Only 5 days to go

Good friend and previous house mate James Farrel has put together a great little preview blog of ASSEMBLING WORLDS over at his blog Grendelcakes.