Archive for February, 2011

Hobart residency has begun

 

Panorama stitched together to help Craig plan his new work

The Digital Odyssey hub has been set up in its new home on Macquarie Street in the Hobart CBD. Craig is busy planning and setting up two works that will become part of the Ten Days on the Island festival. 

Classification Pending 

will be projected into the water at Elizabeth Street Pier. Audiences will see mythical life forms move and mutate.

Intension

is a new site specific work that will be projected in Franklin Square on and around the statue of Governor Franklin. It references the contributions of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin and their relationship to Tasmania.

Head down and see the works from dusk on 10th March!

They will be on display each evening until 3rd April.

For more info:

http://www.tendaysontheisland.com/_webapp_727955/Craig_Walsh__Digital_Odyssey

  

 

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KickArts Gallery exhibition on now

In the aftermath of cyclone Yasi the staff at KickArts Gallery have pooled their efforts and the exhibition Craig Walsh – HOME is now open to the public in Gallery 2. Although the cyclone has meant changes to the scheule and Craig was not able to get to Cairns, we are very pleased that the exhibition has been able to go ahead. It will run from

7 Feb – 12 March

at  96 Abbott Street

Cairns QLD Australia

Opening hours: Tues – Sat 10am to 5pm

Free Entry
Thank you so much to the team at KickArts for making this happen in such difficult circumstances.

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Digital Odyssey’s return to Cairns cancelled.

Only a few days from the opening of the exhibition Craig Walsh: Home at KickArts Contemporary Arts in Cairns, cyclone Yasi has become a terrible threat, causing the exhibition to be postponed until further notice.

Craig, Hiromi and Kimiyo were set to arrive into Cairns on 2 February to oversee the installation of HOME Cairns (2010) and to set up a workshop where members of the Cairns community would continue to add objects embedded with personal significance to the projection screen. The screen was originally put together in a joint effort between Hiromi Tango and local Cairns community members in a previous residency hosted by Cairns Regional Gallery in July 2010.

KickArts Contemporary Arts was to present the outcome of this residency and to extend and reinvigorate the HOME Cairns (2010) project in KickArts Gallery 2 from 7 February to 12 March. Due to the magnitude and gravity of cyclone Yasi, the exhibition will be on hold until the gallery resumes operations.

All our thoughts are with safety and wellbeing of everyone in the area.

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Digital Odyssey in Ballarat

After a busy and very exciting few weeks, Digital Odyssey successfully wrapped up in Ballarat. During the residency, many members of the community worked closely with Craig and Hiromi in a few different workshops and a Masterclass, developing a very unique and vivid rendering of HOME. Projected in two different channels, HOME  Ballarat featured large-scale video portraits of the community as well as projections of drawings, renderings and even texts made by groups of all ages in response to home. A third new work was also projected into the façade of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The fantastic outcome of the residency and the workshops was presented at Alfred Deakin Place on the evening of Wednesday 29 December, 2010. In addition to Digital Odyssey, the event included a performance by Existdance, a collaboration between sound artist Wayne Parker and Bryn Hills and a set by DJ Dexter.

Many thanks to all the talented performers and to the Ballarat community for such a great event.

Also, our sincere thanks to Sahn Cramer from the Ballarat City Council and Verity Higgins from Regional Arts Victoria for their support – and last but not least – to all the community members who contributed to the project.

Images from top: a collaborative multimedia installation HOME, 2010 Alfred Deakin Square and Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria ; Students from the Ballarat Masterclass projecting onto water tanks and other surfaces; Images from the Masterclass and production process of HOME.

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