64 Works

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...

A Brackish Landscape 2003

Michael Kempson
Current international printmaking research has seen developments in the depiction of identity through the use metaphor in personal narratives. This research also explores the distinctive and defining quality of social and satirical modes of expression using vernacular urban forms and motifs. Michael Kempson’s creative practice-based research combines narrative convention with the vernacular tradition of Mughal miniature painting. It also conjoins the social-satirical forms of Regency period intaglio prints to contemporary graphic methods. The etching A...

Role of Pancreatic Stellate Cells in Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

Zhihong Xu, Alain Vonlaufen, Phoebe Phillips, Eva Fiala-Beer, Xuguo Zhang, Lu Yang, Andrew Biankin, David Goldstein, Romano Pirola, Jeremy Wilson & Minoti Apte
ABSTRACT Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) produce the stromal reaction of pancreatic cancer (PC) and their interaction with cancer cells facilitates cancer progression. This study investigated the role of human PSCs (hPSCs) in the metastatic process and tumor angiogenesis using an in vivo (orthotopic model) and in vitro (cultured PSC and PC cells) approach. A gender mismatch study [injection of male hPSCs + female PC cells into the pancreas of female mice] was conducted to determine...

Dark D'Oyley 2004

Elizabeth Blanche Williamson
Whilst looms have been mechanized since the 19th century, there has generally been a strong focus on commercial processes and outcomes. However, now with digital technology driving Jacquard looms, they have become more readily available to individual artists. Digitally generated designs and digitally controlled looms have allowed for more complex designs to be created and woven. The large woven piece Dark D’Oyley, by Liz Williamson, responds to the practice of publicly displaying textiles that have...

John Gillies : video work 1982-2001, Performance Space, 16 April - 15 May 2004

Blair French, John Gillies, Fiona Winning, Therese Davis & Edward Scheer
John Gillies: Video Work 1982 - 2001 is the first in a series of annual solo retrospective exhibitions at Performance Space surveying and celebrating the work of key figures in the recent and evolving history of Australian video art. This history is inextricably intertwined with the recent history of experimental and hybrid performance, as exemplified in the practice of John Gillies.

The Abstrakt Landscape (2008)

Francesca Anna Rosewall Mataraga
Exhibition of artwork at factory 49, Sydney and George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne Union. Relating to – but not deriving from – the urban landscape, this project evolved as a three–dimensional sketch on form, material and color and its placement in the grid. Loosely based on the idea of an architectural model or street–scape, but without referring to any particular urban space, the installation functions as a contemplation on the relationship between rectangular, square...

The Patriots 2007

Allan Maurice Giddy
The audio component of much contemporary video work is seen to complement the image. Accordingly, where does the imposition of ‘self-generating’ musical composition systems onto video footage enhance or detract from the footage, and does the resultant ‘music’ have enough structure to cross the border from chaos to order? Moving on from colour/sound research where frequency of both mediums was thought to be paramount when transposing compositions, the video work The Patriots by John Gillies...

Outside In

Katherine Moline
Exhibition at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, curated by Rilka Oakley

World Wild Life Documentary: including Blue Heeler Buckley’s Map of Australia 2006

Bonita Ann Ely
Western art and philosophy has a long tradition of constructing a romantic regard for nature that essentially places humanity at odds to its natural environment. This position constructs humanity as either victim to, or conqueror of, the natural world. In contrast Taoist philosophy integrates humanity within natural processes as one factor amongst a multitudinous, infinite, complex, cosmos. A consideration of how a Taoist approach can contribute to contemporary western art practice is limited. The installation,...

Repair series, Darn series

Elizabeth Blanche Williamson
Whilst looms have been mechanised since the 19th century, there has generally been a strong focus on commercial processes and outcomes. However, now with digital technology driving Jacquard looms, they have become more readily available to individual artists. This loom has 17000 warp threads which can each be individually manipulated, giving the user overwhelming control and variability of options allowing for intricate patterns, constructions and variances. The Repair and Darn series by Liz Williamson originated...

World Wild Life Documentary: Life in a Day 2006

Bonita Ann Ely & Jamil Yamani
The Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s continues to provide contemporary artists with a methodology. Artists such as Yoko Ono set specific tasks providing strict temporal limits for performing or making films. Whatever content or material could be captured within these limits was allowable as long as the limits of the task were maintained. Contemporary artists draw upon this tradition and hybridise it with other film conventions such as documentary. These methods and the resulting...

Trees near Amiens, Trees near Fricourt, Barrière de la Villette 2005-2007

Debra Anne Phillips
New electronic and digital technologies are providing innovative platforms and contexts for contemporary photo-based visual arts practices and their relationship to society while, concurrently, critical discourse suggests a dilution of the social agency of images in the world at large. This research examines the extent to which the meaning of photographic content can operate on multiple levels by questioning how we perceive, encounter and reflect upon the world around us through an examination of the...


John Francis Hughes
Animation ordinarily begins with fabrication whether using models, drawings or cell painting. The more recent introduction of digital technologies has reinforced this focus on the construction, representation and animation of both realistic and fantastic scenarios. Research in recent animation techniques therefore focuses on processes and methods that assist with fabrication. John Hughes’ research into animation processes and techniques uncovers methods that combine traditional animation techniques – stop-frame – and ‘found’ rather than fabricated objects. His...


Katherine Moline
Installation photograph of three artworks '5000 Times Again', 'Small World' and 'Round the World' in group exhibition 'Reframe', curated by Karina Clarke at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales.

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

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