Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Published March 2012
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.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
21 December 2011 – 4 March 2012
Curator: Thelma John
Gallery Central, Perth
24 October - 12 November 2011
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.
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."
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.
Published 01 March 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
12 November 2011 – 19 February 2012
American artist Janet Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. The artist’s ongoing series of aerial net sculptures started in 1997 when she was in India as a Fulbright Scholar and became fascinated with the beauty and movement of traditional fishing nets. In 2011 her installation 'Tsunami 1.26' hung over the Town Hall traffic intersection in Sydney as a joint initiative of the Powerhouse Museum and Art and About Sydney.