ArtizDIGITAL @TheEdgeQLD is an exciting visual arts development program for Queensland high school students.
In this arts-intensive program delivered at The Edge, students will explore new areas of critical artistic practice, learning new skills and experimenting with new approaches to art making.
This fully supervised program is intended for high-school students and equivalent.
Residential Participants – $300 for 3 days/3 nights
(Includes accommodation, meals, materials, excursions)
Day Participants – $195 for 3 days
(Includes lunch, materials, excursions, no accommodation)
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: 10 JUNE
Over the three days, participants will engage in a series of experiential and practical workshops to investigate four separate areas of emerging art making – movable, wearable, growable and renewable.
MOVABLE (WITH DANIEL FLOOD)
Have you ever wondered how a new media sculpture knows where you are? Why the sounds only play when you wander around the room?
This is your opportunity to work with The Edge’s Creative Manager, Daniel Flood, to get a better understanding of how this interactive media works.
Work with computers, sensors and other digital toys to create artworks that interact with the world. No skills required, just a curious mind and a willingness to have a go.
WEARABLE (WITH ANNA GERBER AND DR BECK DAVIS)
As the electronic devices we carry around with us get cheaper, smaller and more connected, practitioners from a range of disciplines, (including artists) are starting to explore the different ways they can be used.
In this session all-round tech guru, Anna Gerber and University Lecturer and practicing designer, Dr Beck Davis will take students through the creative ways electronics can be integrated into clothes and accessories; and how wearable art might be used to create interesting social impacts or artistic statements.
GROWABLE (WITH JIMMY ENG AND DR PETER MUSK)
Fungi, bacteria, slime, algae – microorganisms are the exciting new medium emerging from collaborations between artists and Bio Scientists. Since 2012 The Edge’s science facilitators have been working with emerging fashion designers to experiment with the skin-like pellicle formed on Kombucha tea. The pellicle is a protective barrier produced by Symbotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) that gives Kombucha tea its unique taste and beneficial health characteristics. When different drying and processing techniques are employed the Kombucha pellicle becomes a useful textile with a range of applications.
In this session, students will work with clothing designer, Jimmy Eng and The Edge’s Science Catalyst, Dr Peter Musk to seed and care for their own Kombucha brew and experiment with molding, cutting, sewing and dying techniques.
RENEWABLE (WITH HOLLY PEPPER)
It can be tempting for contemporary artists to become distracted by the range of exotic materials and innovative technologies that are emerging.
In this session Holly Pepper, The Edge’s Makerspace Supervisor and practicing visual artist, will assist students to hone their observations skills and focus their creativity using the simplest of recycled materials to create rich sculptural forms inspired by nature.
Flying Arts Alliance Inc is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.