Archive for March, 2011

INTENSION at Franklin Square

Only 4 nights left in which to see Craig’s work INTENSION at Franklin Square.

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Masterclass at Koonya, Tas

Craig has just completed a four night masterclass at Koonya, on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula. Eight emerging artists were selected for this intensive workshop exploring digital video projection in outdoor environments. Participants were Aden Narkowicz, Claire Krouzecky, Darren Cook, Jen Brown,  Jennifer Dickens, Laura Hindmarsh, Matt Daniels and Raef Sawford. Martin Walch, Associate Lecturer from the Tasmanian School of Art also attended.

The images below are a glimpse of the work they did.

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Our sincere thanks to Elizabeth Walsh, Mary Pridmore and the team at Ten Days, Martin Walch, CAST Gallery, Annemarie Kohn and Steve Thomasson for making the masterclass a great success.

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Craig on ABC’s Art Nation

Last night Art Nation ran a piece on Craig and Digital Odyssey. If you missed it you can watch it online here:

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New work open in Hobart

Franklin Square by day night

Craig’s new work Intension opened in Franklin Square, Hobart on Thursday night. Lord Mayor Rob H. F. Valentine and Alderman Peter T. Sexton spoke to the gathering of about 70 people espousing the benefits of contemporary art projects that inhabit and reinterpret public spaces.

Franklin Square transforms at night to an evocative portrait inspired by the stories of Governor John Franklin, his wife Jane  and the Aboriginal girl who spent time at Government house with them, Mathinna. As the viewer stands in the dark with the sound of the fountain, the figures draw our attention as they slowly shift, move and blink. A female figure, representing Jane Franklin, seems to inhabit the stone plinth atop which the statue of her husband stands. In the darkness behind the couple a towering tree depicts Jane’s face, overseeing  the scene below and passing through a range of emotions. Standing at a distance, another tree holds the image of Mathinna observing from the shadows the interplay between John and Jane.

Intension  draws from the cultural and political contribution of Governor Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin to the fledgling colony of Tasmania. It positions Sir John, Lady Jane and Mathinna as three interlinked historical figures with vastly divergent lives. The work asks the viewer to consider the many untold stories that lay beneath the surface of our monuments.

 The actors are Jane Longhurst and Merinda Sainty.

Classification Pending

At Elizabeth St Pier another work, Classification Pending, also opened. Anyone walking on the pier down near T42 may be surprised to see a strange unknown species swimming in the water…

The works will be shown every night from dusk til midnight up until April 3rd.

Many thanks go to Elizabeth Walsh, Mary Pridmore and the Ten Days team for making this part of the project come together.

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Public Lecture at UTAS

Craig gave a lecture on the Digital Odyssey project last week to a packed house at the University of Tasmania School of Art as part of Art Forum.

He’ll also be giving a schools talk for secondary level digital media students later this month. 

Click on the Ten Days link for more details

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Installation in Hobart

The projector housing has been installed at Franklin Square for Craig’s new work Intension.

Take a look at how it was done!

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Mini doco on Digital Odyssey


Click the link below to view a great little documentary that was made for pay TV channel ‘STUDIO’

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