Installations for festivals and events
My installation designs utilise site specific architectural features to create large-scale spectacle. The installations are conceived around signature themes and placemaking experiences. Aimed at mass audience participation, the installations below each attracted audiences of over 10,000 people.
The Glow Cave, Enlighten Festival, National Library of Australia (NLA)
(27, 28 February and 6, 7 March 2015)
This installation explored the idea of the Library as Australia’s central cortex. Activities included lightening talks an interactive social media installation, titled Ideology and the Glow Cave kids space.
The Castaway Lounge, Enlighten Festival, NLA
(28 February, 1 March & 7, 8 March 2014)
The Castaway Lounge theme aligned with the Library’s blockbuster exhibition Mapping Our World Terra Incognita to Australia. It presented the challenge of reworking the Library’s Greek temple style foyer into streamliner architecture. Large portholes projected onto the marble walls mirrored the signature shape provided by the exhibitions hero image, Frau Mauro’s amazing Mappa Mundi. A massive glass drawing wall enabled people to draw their own Mappa Mundi.
The Red Letter Lounge, Enlighten Festival, NLA
(8, 9 March &15,16 March 2013)
An aerial installation, consisting of 85 large red balloons with letters of the alphabet suspended from them. The term 'red letter day' originates from mediaeval church calendars and illuminated manuscripts were special days like saints days and feast days were marked in red ink. Participants contribtued accounts of their own red letter days, that then became part of the display.