Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Nothing Like the Sun by Hannah Groff & Jason Glenwright
Recycled PVC and solar powered LEDs are manipulated to form this zero power consuming, glowing silhouette of Australia’s most famous architectural structure, the Sydney Opera House. This environmentally friendly piece is charging its solar energy power source during the day to emerge glowing at night and changing as it consumes the solar energy and flickers through its nightlife to eventually turn off for the day.
Visualisation artist Hannah Groff and Queensland theatre lighting designer Jason Glenwright have created Nothing Like the Sun. Groff is a Qld College of Art graduate and Digital Design award winner. She has exhibited in Hamburg, Vermont & Melbourne. Glenwright is QUT Fine Arts graduate and theatre lighting producer with QTC, Bell Shakespeare, La Boite, QPAC and others. He is a multiple Matilda Award nominee, including for Best Emerging Artist.
Carnivlux by Andrew Daly & Katharine Fife
Walk beneath this field of hanging lights to inspire a journey back into the childhood, dreamlike world of the carnival. Experience a place of wonder in this multi-coloured city sanctuary. Suspended and eclectic lights with varying lamp shades give Carnivlux the atmosphere of a collection of memories that everyone can enjoy and experience. The programmable LED lights are 80% more energy efficient than traditional bulbs and are readily available.
Vivid Sydney 2009 People’s Choice winner Andrew Daly and design collaborator Katharine Fife are emerging installation artists and working designers based in Sydney. Fife is completing a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney. Daly completed his Bachelor of Design in Architecture with Honours and Masters of Architecture with Honours and was awarded the University Medal. Andrew exhibited in Singapore last year.
Web of Light by Ruth McDermott & Ben Baxter
Highlighting the beauty and mystery of a web, cut glass beads refract natural and artificial light to mimic water on a web. It reflects on the battle between nature and the built environment. Where skyscrapers dominate, nature finds a way to create its own structures. The web comes to life with a ray of sun or a pin-point LED on the raindrops defining the unseen to delight day and night.
Award winning, internationally recognised artist Ruth McDermott specialises in site specific installations. Her work is in the Powerhouse Museum collection and she has exhibited in Oslo, Seattle, Verona, Tokyo, Milan and Australia. Ben Baxter is an emerging artist specialising in light and public artwork. He has a Fine Arts Degree from COFA, a Masters of Industrial Design from UNSW and is studying a Masters of Illumination Design at Sydney University.
Public Art Pencil by Paul Johnson & Gail Mason
Come On – Give It A Go! This low energy installation allows children and adults alike to draw temporary artwork in laser light on a giant sketchpad. Use the oversized laser pencil to create ephemeral images at night. The glowing images have a life-span of several minutes and as they fade more can be drawn over the top, creating depth.
Queensland based, Kiwi artistic duo Paul Johnson and Gail Mason combine their sculptural, design and horticultural passions in public art projects throughout Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia through their partnership Artventure. Paul graduated in Art & Art History at Auckland University, and went on to exhibit internationally, produce commissioned art and teach tertiary art. Gail trained at Wellington Polytechnic in Graphic and Industrial Design and later gained a certificate in Horticulture.


Dianne said...

They are all stunning but my favourite is "Nothing Like The Sun"
the jewelled colours superb!

J Bar said...

I had trouble getting any really good shots of Nothing Like The Sun but I didn't consider doing abstracts as you did. Good thinking. Carnivlux is one that I somehow completely missed. I like your Public Art Pencil shots too, especially the family shot.

Hannah-Kay said...

Hi Anne, its Hannah from 'Nothing Like the Sun'. Love the photos! Its so interesting to see how people interpreted the piece with photography (especially since you needed flashes to light it up)Thanks for the write-up :)

Pierre BOYER said...

Marvelous colors and lights...
As always !
Regards from France,