22 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Bringing together artists whose practice exploits the harmony that exists between science, technology, engineering, maths and art.
Artists: James Dodd | Wade Marynowsky | David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton | Cameron Robbins | Tricky Walsh | Curator: Carrie Kibbler.
A solar powered and time-based drawing instrument; a remote controlled mutant power tool that paints; a theoretical communication device; three automatons powered by vintage gramophone motors, and eight custom built autonomous robots.
Dream Machines brings together five artists and collaboratives who are simultaneously artist, scientist, engineer and inventor. At the core of this project are ideas centred on DIY aesthetics, backyard inventors and the suburban shed, the adaptation of existing and utilitarian objects, the machine aesthetic, hacking and re-purposing, and how creativity is integral to innovation.
The artists, James Dodd, Wade Marynowsky, David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, Cameron Robbins, and Tricky Walsh, are at the forefront of contemporary art practice in Australia. They produce functional artworks and imagined machines which audiences can engage and interact with. For Dream Machines, the artists have been commissioned to develop new works, or reconfigure and redevelop an existing work specifically for the exhibition.
Dream Machines is a National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival event.
Painting Mill Sessions
Throughout the exhibition: 1-2pm everyday.
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July: 10-12pm and 1-3pm with artist James Dodd.
See James Dodd's Painting Mill in action as his self-described 'mutant power tool' constructed from plywood, a bicycle, simple mechanics and cordless drills creates paintings by remote control!
Free Guided Tours
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 12 noon.
Meet in the Regional Gallery foyer.
Dream Machines: Artists & Curator Talk
Saturday 22 July 2017, 12-1pm.
Want to know more about the works in Dream Machines, how they were made and the ideas behind them? Join James Dodd, David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, Wade Marynowsky, Cameron Robbins and Tricky Walsh for artist talks in the Gallery.
Painting Mill Workshop
Sunday 19 August 10am - 4pm.
Meet James Dodd, artist exhibiting in Dream Machines, for a hands-on workshop. Working with a scaled down version of his Painting Mill students will experiment with handmade painting tools and create their own machine created painting. Cost: $130. Bookings essential on 8536 5700.
Dream Machines Art Fest Day
Sunday 20 August 2017, 10am-4pm.
Free family day of art making activities, music, 3D printer demonstrations, face painting, free film screening and more. Make You Own Dream Machines competition exhibition and winners announced.
Plus artist talks and workshops with exhibiting artists James Dodd, Wade Marynowsky and David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton.
Make Your Own Dream Machine
Hazelhurst invites local students to combine art and science and create their own Dream Machines, a working or theoretical machine that makes art by itself. The only limit is your imagination! Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. The works will be exhibited at the Art Fest Day on Sunday 22 August.
Image: Wade Marynowsky, Robot Opera (detail), 2015, s• steel frames 2300 x 900 x 90mm, electronics, motors, sensors, light, sound, code. Original performance 35mins, Performace Space, Liveworks2015. Photo by Heidrun Lohr.
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