Alice Springs residency

Craig and Hiromi are driving through the desert as we speak and will soon arrive in …

Their first port of call will be the Wide Open Space festival where you can meet up with them and be a part of an artwork called Who’s Average. You will also see Craig’s large scale projection works at the festival.

Find out about this project and what inspired Craig to take on a nomadic existence – Craig will be giving a free public talk at the Charles Darwin University theatrette at 1pm on Wednesday 27th April.

Following that the Digital Odyssey team will be recording ‘video portraits’ of local people talking about what defines ‘home’ for them. Have your say on this topic and be part of the work!

Drop in to Watch This Space  (4/9 George Crescent, Alice Springs)

on the 3rd or 4th of May

anytime between 2pm – 8pm   to get involved.

The final artwork will be presented in public places on 12 – 14th May. Stay tuned for the exact locations of the projections.

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Heading for Alice

The Hobart stint of Digital Odyssey is all packed up and Craig and the team from Ten Days on the Island are hopefully having a well-earned rest.

Craig and Hiromi will shortly be climbing into the Digital Odyssey vehicle for the long drive to Alice Springs! They will be in Alice from 25 April until 15 May with opportunites for locals to meet them and become involved in the artworks.

Craig’s first appearance will be at Wide Open Space Festival where he’ll present some of this large scale works and also take portraits for an ongoing work. Drop by and get involved!

See the Wide Open Space webite for details.

http://www.wideopenspace.net.au/

Our most sincere thanks to our hosts for Hobart – Ten Days on the Island and Hobart City Council.

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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:

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/tv_radio/art_nation/

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New work open in Hobart

Franklin Square by day

...by 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 

http://tendaysontheisland.org/_webapp_727955/Craig_Walsh__Digital_Odyssey

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