Pattern & Complexity

Pattern & Complexity

Vol 32 no 1, 2012


Guest edited by Margot Osborne

Pattern and complexity in art parallel the latest scientific thinking mathematics and biology and can be cultural metaphors for the tensions between order and chaos. The works discussed are part of a global resurgence in the use of highly complex forms created, often with advanced technology, as paintings, digital imagery, 3D art, interactive works and public art interventions. Some reflect fundamental building blocks of our reality in the form of fractals and complex systems, others use more intuitive approaches. Artists include Caroline Durre, Sam Songaillo, Mesne, Tracy Cornish, Paul Brown, Kerrie Poliness, Champagne Valentine, Gregor Kregar, Antony Gormley and Janet Echelman. Other sections include polemic by Alison Carroll on Australian art overseas and new work by Eko Nugroho.


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Artitja Fine Art

Melbourne Art Fair

Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts - decolonising methodologies of the lived and spoken







Cairns Indigenous Art Fair



NAVA - National Association for the Visual Arts

Korean Artist Project



Mimmo Rotella exhibition in Milan

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The inchworm revisited

Artist: Mr Paul Brown, Feature

Artist, writer and honorary visiting Professor at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at the University of Sussex in England Paul Brown sketches out the long intertwining history of the relationship between C.P. Snow's two cultures - art and science, design and mathematics, beauty and computation, and extrapolates upon Lady Ada
Lovelace's famous words: "We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves."



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