66 Works

Abstrakt Painting (2009)

Francesca Mataraga
Images and catalogue from the exhibition 'Abstrakt Painting', Factory 49, Sydney. Abstrakt Painting encompasses two works: ‘blue and yellow don’t make green’ and ‘yellow’. Both works have been created as three-dimensional paintings. Each piece should be considered as a whole, yet at the same time it comprises multiple smaller components or fragments that are semi-autonomous and can be used to re-configure the work in a multitude of different incarnations. This state of flux allows the...

An Architecture of Thread and Gesture - Catalogue

Ainslie Murray
An Architecture of Thread and Gesture is a series of three spatial works considering the impact of human gesture on architectural space. The work is drawn from an encounter with Kyoto artist Machiko Agano in 2006. As Agano installed a three-dimensional textile work in a gallery space, the fluid movement of her hands was mapped to generate a series of spatial diagrams. The diagrams reflected a complex series of invisible spatial interactions and offered insight...

Bad Bird #12

Lynne Roberts-Goodwin
Wild life photography typically captures images of animals and birds in their native habitat and focuses on details of expression, foliage and environment. Art-based photomedia practices can both question and work with the conventions of ‘nature’ portraiture and photography, often revealing anthropomorphic biases. At the same time, by creating images of wildlife, artists may also contribute to the archival project of preserving our knowledge of endangered species. Roberts-Goodwin’s photomedia research asks how it might be...


Katherine Moline
Solo exhibition at Yuill Crowley Gallery, 2001

Shadowy Figures 2003

Paula Dawson
As they are made from diffracted light one of the most important pictorial agencies of the holographic image is darkness. Although several holographic artists have employed this unique darkness, which can be constructed in optical holograms by spatio/temporal events during the exposure, the meaning of this darkness has been difficult to interpret by the audience. This holographic research visualises ideas about darkness proposed by Michael Baxandall in the book Shadows and Enlightenment. Shadowy Figures by...

Dissolution and Departure

Ainslie Murray
Dissolution and Departure is a spatial meditation on the weight of architecture. A minimal space for the body to navigate is formed with lightweight materials; air and light penetrate the space and begin to dissolve it. A fragmented language of movement and gesture is embodied in the dissolving spatial surfaces, ritualistically writing and rewriting the presence of the body in space. The body inhabits an immersive, liquid space; an architecture is created that might float...

'fragments from yellow', Constructed Painting, Kudos March 2010

Francesca Mataraga
Exhibition at Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington.

Bonsai Landscape 2003

Bonita Ann Ely
Environmental installation artists have long been concerned with the complex and potentially contradictory relationship between human society and the natural environment. This research seeks to pursue these concerns via an interrogation of the built environment and its impact on our cultures relationship to nature. The researching asks whether representational signs indicating a regulated landscape lead to the delusion that wilderness and natural forces are tamed and commodified. The installation Bonsai Landscape consists of hundreds of...

Longevity: Scissors and Sickles 2002

Bonita Ann Ely
The duality, ‘continuity and change’, can be interpolated as a feminist strategy to review past histories and contemporary feminist paradigms. Feminist artists have deployed the ephemeral as a device to investigate the paradox of changing yet enduring female principles. There are several sources in Taoist practices and iconography for the conceptual origins of this trope, principally in feng shui, calligraphy and the yin yang symbol. Research that investigates a dialogue between the two forms rarely...

An Architecture of Thread and Gesture

Ainslie Murray
An Architecture of Thread and Gesture is a series of three spatial works considering the impact of human gesture on architectural space. The work is drawn from an encounter with Kyoto artist Machiko Agano in 2006. As Agano installed a three-dimensional textile work in a gallery space, the fluid movement of her hands was mapped to generate a series of spatial diagrams. The diagrams reflected a complex series of invisible spatial interactions and offered insight...

You 2005

Allan Maurice Giddy
Aesthetic responses to the Australian outback often acknowledge the vastness of the landscape; the horizon line and vanishing point of an endless road, as well as the dry and unrelenting heat. This iconic isolation, often only punctuated by a solitary driver, is the basis for this dialogical sculpture and video based installation. You by Allan Giddy is a fusion of sculptural artifact and screen based work; a large black antennae dish is installed in the...

Weather Cranes

Allan Maurice Giddy
Electrical and electronic technologies have a long history and relationship to the development of public art projects. In this field where a much greater emphasis surrounds more environmental endeavors, the challenge has been to reinvigorate degraded sites while adhering to ecologically progressive construction practices. The artwork Weather Cranes by Alan Giddy responded to intersecting concerns from the areas of heritage (preservation), site (conservation) and place making (reanimation) - such constricting and sometimes contradictory pressures being...

Centennial Avenue 1, Centennial Avenue 2, Centennial Avenue 3, Centennial Avenue 4, Centennial Avenue 5, Centennial Avenue 6

Debra Anne Phillips
New electronic and digital technologies enlarge both the realm of the visible and the means by which it is represented and in doing so bring into question the long-held belief of photography’s indexical relationship to the Real. This research examines the disjuncture between technologically mediated representations of land and the photograph as a direct description of a referent in the world. The Untitled diptychs by Debra Phillips address questions of how changing technological imaging methods...

A Big Donor 2002, Blockhouse 2002, China Developing Missiles 2000, Hearing Chamber 2002, Pentagon Primate 2002, Power Wedge 2002, Red Soldier Monument 2002, Red Tower 2002, Red Wall 2002, Signs Upon Walls (Happy Days) 2002, Signs Upon Walls (Star Wars 2) 2002, Walls Upon Walls (Pink) 2002, Walls Upon Walls (Red) 2002

Ian Gordon Howard
There is a long tradition of art that seeks to address distinctly political concerns, particularly with respect to the military and the relationship between civilian and military cultures. Due to the closed nature of most totalitarian regimes, there is little direct interaction with, or understanding of, military institutions This research has focused on the potential of a collaborative framework with a military regime - the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). Working with a colonel from the...

Churches of 'Eua (Ngaahi Siasi o 'Eua)

Grant Edwin McCall
'Eua Island has a resident population of around 2000 people. The people of 'Eua to satisfy their religious needs have constructed 37 churches of various international and local denominations. This short video shows all 37 churches using as its soundtrack, a devotional hymn sung by the choir of the principle Methodist church of 'Eua, conducted by Mrs 'Ofahulu Matapa. This film was made during the 2007 anthropology fieldwork class conducted on 'Eua Island as a...

Interference - Catalogue

Ainslie Murray
Interference is a series of large-scale textile works exploring the impact of the moving body on air in architectural space. A single hand is isolated in the act of unfurling, its upward and downward arcs traced in two dimensions. Air is considered as liquid, and the wake of the hand is traced in a series of radiating lines marking both time and space. Architecture offers itself as a containing edge, continuously reflecting the displaced air...

'Eua 2007 Fieldwork Class

Grant McCall
'Eua Island, part of the Tongan archipelago, was the site of the 2007 anthropology fieldwork class of the School of Social Sciences and International Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of UNSW. The Reverend Sione Haukinima instructs intending UNSW undergraduates how they should behave during their three week homestay on his island. He is assisted by a few of his parishioners who will be hosts to this student group, who are learning...

Curve series, Fold series, Twist series

Elizabeth Blanche Williamson
Within the field of contemporary textiles, the majority of practitioners are concerned with the idea of functionality, ultimately reconfiguring and re-evaluating the notion of function itself. This has resulted in artists who work with textiles moving away from notions of functionality. This creative shift away from functionality limits the scope of textiles within contemporary art practice. The Curve, Twist and Fold Series by Liz Williamson, address the relationship between wearable pieces and the body, exploring...

Niu History

Grant Edwin McCall
Resulting from interviews at the (PHA) Pacific History Association Conference in Honiara, Solomon Islands in 1998. This is a series of interviews with prominent Pacific historians about why people should study history. These Pacific historians from the islands and the rim, urge people to know their own history. Niu History is the last in the publication series of the (TTPF) Teaching The Pacific Forum, a project that ran at UNSW from 1994-2000 as part of...

Char Dham Walk (Garhwal) and Fushimi Inari Walk

Ainslie Murray
The tactile present offers clues for imagining past and future inhabitations of space. Two figures dance on either side of the canvas in the delicate postures of disentanglement and constancy. The line is held in air as it is drawn from front to back; its passage through the canvas marks both space and time, and its taut presence is a reminder of all that transpired to make it so. Space is constructed as the needle...

Res' onance-Body [Box]

Karina Louise Clarke
The wide range of contexts in which design is situated demands sophisticated analysis of collaboration for the design to be developed, produced and delivered to the market place. In utilizing light bank technology (traditionally employed in the context of entertainment) in ways that advance the technology’s potential application, this research collaboration explores the complex and subjective relationship between the object and the viewer. Through the use of biofeedback technology in Res'onance-Body [Box], the audience are...

Sonic Loop fruitbowl 2006, Serpentine Tray 2006

Roderick James Bamford
Research has shown the capacity for digital fabrication to facilitate ‘rapid prototyping’ of design concepts in physical form. Software and hardware technologies are known to enhance the accuracy and predictability in the fabrication of products. However, the aesthetic transition between virtual and physical states of design that occurs in the process has been largely unexplored, particularly the potential for simulating a range of invisible sensorial experiences in objects created in this way. The ceramic baskets...

The Button Stool

Karina Clarke
The button stool captures a very simple idea within its form; the seat represents the button, and the frame, the thread that connects the two together. They are light weight, sturdy, and are able to be picked up from the centre and stacked. 450mm h and 650mm h 400mm dia seat premium grade stainless steel (satin finish) molded polyethelene plastic seat

Luminous Presence 2007

Paula Dawson
As the purpose of holographic displays moves away from the replication of existent objects towards the synthetic/creative content, holographic images call increasingly upon conventions of pictorial style as well as the tacit perception of beholders for their successful interpretation. There is a lack of holographic resources which would enable comparative analysis between the use of specific qualities such as reflectivity in traditional and holographic media. Luminous Presence by Paula Dawson is a 1x1.5 meter digital...

Woman and Chaise Longue (Le Corbusier Jeanneret/Perriand)

Debra Anne Phillips
The conventional photographic genre of the nude as a compliant and passive female body dominated photography for more than 150 years. In the latter part of the twentieth-century new advances in science, biomedical and related technologies combined with new critical discourse around the image allowed for the possibility of re-invention and re-imagining the body as a photographic representation. This research recognizes the nude as a site for contested meaning, social transaction and cultural engagement in...

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