Plimsoll Gallery, 37 Hunter St, HobartSummary:
Connect with your local surroundings through this in-person guided tour and drawing activity session.
Connect with your local surroundings through this in-person guided tour and drawing activity session, hosted by Experimenta Life Forms artists Uyen Nguyen and Matthew Riley. Bringing us closer to the complex ecologies around us, discover the diverse flora and fauna and discuss the entangled lifecycles.
Guided through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Curator of Tasmanian Flora, Chris Lang, will meet the group for a 1-hour tour and discuss the uniqueness, diversity and beauty of the native Tasmanian flora.
The workshop will conclude back at Plimsoll Gallery with participants sharing their experiences and perspectives of the interrelationships of this Botanical Gardens through a series of drawing activities (1-hour activity). Led by the artists, participants will produce character designs and illustrations based on their local findings.
See Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley’s artwork "You, Me, Things" as part of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, presenting at Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, 19 March – 9 May 2021.
10am for a 10:15am bus ride to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (Return trip. Cost included in workshop ticket purchase). End time: 1:30pm
Cost: $20 + booking fee
Meeting point: Plimsoll Gallery, 37 Hunter Street, Hobart
Booking essential due to limited capacity. This is a ticketed event. No admittance without a ticket.
About the Artists
Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley create experimental playable works using games, art, animation and installation for exhibitions, festivals, events and research. They have received international recognition for Yomeci, a series of works that explores listening and making sounds as a form of play – investigating how our sonic world can be harnessed creatively to construct new perceptions and interpretations.
The collaboration brings together each of their respective practices. Nguyen is an animator, designer and filmmaker investigating the playful potential of sound in animation, games and interactive media. Piantoni is an artist, developer and designer specialising in the creation of interactive experiences and creative tools. Riley is a designer, academic and researcher who has developed pervasive games, public art, interactive environments, generative systems and mixed reality experience.