1. The Next Christmas Photobooth
Papier-mâché, cardboard, timber, acrylic, flood camping lights, discarded objects
The Next Christmas photobooth aims to bring good memories and joy to the piles of discarded objects found on the streets, bringing them positive energy and value once again. An ironic commentary on consumerism through the lens of traditional photos with Santa, who is replaced with the discarded gifts from last season’s Christmas.
You are welcome to walk within the frame and become part of the work, feel free to take pictures and share using #MyNOXphotobooth
2. Monotony on Joongah Street
Perspex, LED light strips, silicone, audio cable
Little Joongah Street is a site-specific installation featuring eight small-scale perspex houses, illuminated internally to highlight their simple features.
When scouting for a site around this park, I noticed all the new houses being built along Joongah street and how identical they look. This work aims to be somewhat humorous in its approach, as the small replicas are placed in front of the real houses, making clear reference to them. The central theme of this work is to highlight the banality of these houses and create a more visually pleasing form of them. Hopefully it will also give viewers a bit of a laugh.
3. Star Map
33.9132° S, 151.2420° E 16-05-21 20:00 Star Map
I have little to say about this artwork: it plays the night sky, a concept as simple or complex as you deem it to be. So, I will instead use this space to name those who built the structures around my foolish idea: Karam, Tom, Nicole, Bronwyn, Allan, X, Alison, Ant, the laser cutting people, the street sweepers, the man at Bunnings who waited patiently as I selected the perfect blue, and oh so many others.
Steel, acrylic, LED strip, electronic circuitry, speaker system
Sine seeks to explore the process of change and the close interconnection of the natural and human worlds, a relationship so apparent at Randwick Environment Park. Sinusoidal wave patterns occur throughout nature and form an integral part of our reality. We unconsciously receive and transmit sine through wind, sound, light and electricity. A seemingly simple curve can be manipulated endlessly. Through Sine's constantly evolving visual and sonic patterns, viewers are invited to consider change, variability and randomness, and strengthen their connection with both our human world and the shifting ecosystem of the park.
5. Night Swimmer (2003)
Projector, DVD player, cast iron bath (indoor) / stream (outdoor)
A Sisyphean swimmer toils relentlessly against the current. His single stroke, trapped in an endless glitch of video, pulls a moment into a string of moments, into a night of moments. This capsule of time, his personal bubble of ‘nowness’, ends only with each sunrise.
Used Woolworths Plastic Bags (made from 80% recycled plastic)
WEB explores the waste cycles of human-made and biological structures to propose methods that reuse, reform and reimagine plastic waste.
Inspired by a spider’s ability to generate intricate webs from a single silk thread, WEB mimics this process to create a collection of suspended webs in the form of a textile repeat pattern.
7. A View of Nature
Aluminium frame, spray paint, resin, wire, hessian, ribbon, compressed cork, natural fibre carpet, varied recycled materials, LED Lights, UV lights, solar-powered battery
A View of Nature is a playful interpretation of native flora up-close, highlighting themes of conservation, sustainability and natural beauty. Set within an illuminated ‘cabinet’, six nature-inspired sculptures explore the parallel between nature and man, whilst communicating the importance of preservation.
The handcrafted sculptures are intuitively built and presented in abstracted form, highlighting texture, shape and line. Each is constructed using recycled materials to support Randwick Environment Park’s conservation focus.
The sculptures’ natural colour palette contrasts against the bold UV lit structure activating an urban reading of nature and allowing the viewer to thematically engage with the environment and site.
8. Silent torment of self
3D printed masks installation
My art is an extension of self and this artwork comes from a painful place. The afflictions I suffered have given me the most sensitive understanding of the silent torment of self and the dark reality of the human presence. Here is an impression of a painful moment suspended in time.
9. Cumulonimbus Hyades
Recycled wood, dacron and plastic and a repurposed/reconditioned old bathtub
Cumulonimbus Hyades reflects isolation. After months of social distancing and home quarantines, private and safe spaces have become catalysts for poor mental health. It is a demonstration of how even in our most intimate and private of moments, storm clouds can gather.
Glass beads, black coated wire
In the digital age, our senses are becoming increasingly muted. Petrichor provides audiences with a moment of ‘frozen time’, in which they may ask themselves “What is it like to stand in the rain?” and realise that we are losing touch with these authentic experiences.
11. Catching fallen stars
Fibre cement composite, fibreglass, polyester resin, acrylic paint, foil, mirrors, LED lights, solar-powered batteries
I invite you to look slowly
Kristy Gordon’s practice in slow art considers time as a raw material, and how a slow making process provides space for contemplation. Connecting with nature as her subject is her means of slowing down and achieving resonance in the world today.
12. Brain on Fire (2021)
PLA Filament, LED lights, clear acrylic
Telling the story of human engagement and the forming of relationships.
13. Near Mint
Performance work, wood, acrylic, fabric, paint, paper
Near Mint is a playful and self-aggrandising comment on the blurring lines between art, consumer product and self. Toys and collectibles are modern objects of worship with buyers willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars for objects of nostalgia.
Lucas has spent years creating a cartoon version of himself. He is always seen wearing a Hawaiian shirt, jeans and sunnies. Near Mint is Lucas as a fully realised collectible action figure.
The term ‘near mint’ is used in card, comic and toy collecting to describe a close to perfect condition item. By transforming into a life size toy, Lucas seeks to become an object of desire and envy, getting one step further to a false idea of perfection.
Tiffany Ian Tong Ho
Rubber ducks, tin bucket, plastic balls
Inspired by the classic tale The Ugly Duckling, this artwork The
Leather, fabric, plastic, metal, paint
Interwoven is a performance piece that constructs identity as markers outside the body. While we view identity as an internalised process, what does it mean when this is physically represented?
Through a myriad of arms, Interwoven invites the audience to question the construction of one's own identity, through the participation and interaction with the performer.
What do we put on display versus what do we try to hide? Do we feel comfort in connection established through our identity, or repressed by restriction?
Marine plywood, galvanised steel, analogue circuit
Sonus is an interactive sound work producing drone frequencies through an analogue circuit. Performing as both sculpture and musical instrument, the piece allows for the audience to create drone scapes in collaboration with artist Allan Giddy’s sound installation Zephyr. Sonus creates a three-dimensional sonic space which can be explored and experimented upon, with the physical simplicity of the plywood boxes transformed into resonant tonal complexities. The application of the stylus on the boxes completes the analogue circuit, generating a scale of different notes across each area of the work.
Sonus is a critique on the proliferation and pervasion of urban noise.
16a. Zephyr (2021)
Wind turbine, battery, electronics
A wind turbine is sensitised to play one sound for each of 16 wind directions in a live response to the changing breeze.
17. Book Wormhole
Books, Perspex and moving image
Book Wormhole is a light sculpture/video installation comprising a table along which a series of books that have had the centres cut out in a hexagonal shape so that when you look down along the hole one can watch an animation playing on a monitor at the other end of the row of books.
A stop-frame animation of pages of encyclopedias being eroded away, as knowledge is always doing, gives way to new perspectives and the changing nature of information. It also speaks to the sometimes forgetfulness of what we already know.
I used children’s encyclopedias because they encompass the frozen knowledge of my youth compared with the dynamic Wikipedia that is in itself open to evolution. Adjacent to the books is a large Perspex dome that magnifies the perspective along the tunnel of books.
Step away from your everyday technological vices and into the world of Reciprocity. Spread cheer and kindness with as little as a smile, and three questions picked by the roll of dice. Step out of your comfort zone and dive into the controversial action of interacting face to face with a stranger.
Find a stranger, take a seat and participate in the modernised game of Reciprocity! Upon completion, re-engage with your phone to take a snapshot with your peer and share your experience via the hashtag #Createareciprocity
Single-channel video installation in vehicle
______ and ______ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G
In this video installation, the artist explores their complicated feelings towards desire, comprising a mix of discomfort, yearning and confusion. ‘Drive-in’ illustrates the ambiguity inherent in queer coming-of-age experiences represented by disembodied, genderless parts.
A single car, parked in an oval at night.
20. They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot
Construction tape, lights, 3D printed hand, eucalyptus oil
They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot is about an intrinsic instinct to protect nature from overdevelopment. Aria uses construction tape as intervention which speaks to how spiderwebs can unintentionally protect spaces between trees due to common natural phobia of poisonous spiders. The Eucalyptus scent draws attention to koala habitats. Aria also creates homemade scents out of Eucalyptus leaves she collects. Guests are invited to smell the structure as they walk past it.
21. Collective Flight Recorder
Plywood, LEDs and electronic circuits, paint, ultrasonic fog maker, PIR motion sensor
Our individual and collective footprint on the planet impacts layered geologies, natural ecologies and historical human actions performed locally. This eco park site has sustained successive human impacts from 1930, including construction and demolition of various defence force structures, excavations, sewage pipe channels and stormwater inflows, to its present state of natural wetland sustainability. This site is dynamic and subtly holds impact records of human behaviour.
22. Armoury (2021)
Discarded plastics, fungi spore ‘pigment’, tree leaves, solar LED
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23. Shadows from the past
|Shadows from the past is an interactive light installation that is inspired by the tragic loss of native fauna during the 2019-2020 summer bushfires. The artwork attempts to bring these animals back in the form of shadows projected onto the environment of Randwick Environment Park and the interactive element of the work allows onlookers to see and make these shadows come alive with the flash lights on their phones.|
24. The Consumer Dance
Acrylic glass, recycled table, plywood, PLA filament, acrylic paint, cardboard, strobe light, 60rpm motor.
Some responsibilities must be shared, otherwise the responsibility would be endlessly passed around. The Consumer Dance aims to expose that garbage does not simply disappear when thrown away, just moves around.
25. Electrical Sovereignty
Steel, wood, plastic, copper, ferrite magnets
I’m just going to get into the thick of it.
26. Nostalgia Above
Steel, PET, LED, Mesh
I have always enjoyed long car trips; open road and wide sky. As I am driving, I feel this strange melancholy towards the clouds over the horizon as if they are the destination.
Last Updated: 24 October 2022