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Tim Schork and Paul Nicholas founded MESNE Design Studio, an innovative architecture and urban design studio working globally as one office from London and Melbourne, to explore the relationship between architecture and divergent domains of knowledge through the use of computation in order to create innovative design strategies for novel spatial structures. They write about the back story of the project "Pricking', an interdisciplinary collaborative project between MESNE Design Studio, Ian Maxwell (supermanoeuvre) and Indae Hwang, which involves an interactive lace-making table with an infra-red based multi-touch interface.
Published March 2012
Scholar and inaugural director of the new Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in Katherine Cath Bowdler discusses the work of two indigenous artists Brook Andrew and Gunybi Ganambarr and suggests that they are both operating at a conceptual level as bricoleurs in a globalised world, inventing new juxtapositions of materials and revealing new ways of seeing the world through the prism of local histories and traditions.
Curator: Ruth McDougall with Maud Page and Russell Storer Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 1 October 2011 – 5 February 2012
Critic and author John Neylon unpacks the long and illustrious career of Helen Fuller who has turned to handbuilding clay vessels in the last three years. He writes: "Responding to patterns of connection based on colour, shape, functionality, memory or caprice is the hallmark of Fuller’s behaviour as an artist. The pas de deux of pattern-based painting and patterning embedded within objects is a constant reminder of the role which patterning, particularly grid and checkered, continues to play in expressing an inner state of mind which simultaneously celebrates and defies a call to order. "
Curator, scholar and guest editor Margot Osborne is interested in the current resurgence of pattern and complexity in the practices of contemporary Australian and international artists and the way they share borders and frontiers with recent developments in complexity theory in science whether deliberately or intuitively.
Osborne has also curated an associated exhibition, Art, Pattern and Complexity at the Royal Institution of Australia's Science Exchange, Adelaide, on from 16 February to 16 May 2012.
John Walker is the founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD. In Fractal Food he discusses the marvel of fractal forms (complex shapes which look more or less the same at a wide variety of scale factors) as they are seen in a rather wonderful vegetable - the chou Romanesco.
Curator: Thelma John
Gallery Central, Perth
24 October - 12 November 2011
Grand Opening Exhibition
Curator: Linda Williams RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 2 December 2011 - 28 January 2012
Powerhouse Museum Curator of Textiles Lindie Ward discusses the groundbreaking 'Love Lace' exhibition on show at the Powerhouse until April 2013. A globally sourced series of works it showcases 130 designs for openwork structures from 20 countries.
Drawing Studio and Program Co-ordinator at Monash University Stephen Garrett examines the optically challenging artworks of Caroline Durré which blend patterns and perspectives.