Art & Light Installations

  • Amanda LeMay

    amanda_lemay_BEAMS2015 "Culture Rains" Digital projection Special thanks to Michael Agzarian for the use of the images "Abbottsolutely Hopeless" and "Clueless", Peter Strong for Vectorpunk art, Robert Cooney for "Three proud men" and other anonymous Sydney street artists. Lemay’s work is inspired by....

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  • Becky Nevin Berger

    beky_nevin_berger_BEAMS2015 'Shower Funnel Wave Form - Standing in this river on its way out to the sea' Berger's work seeks to make visible the multi dimensions of time that intertwine with space and matter to create the fullness of reality. The installation....

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  • Beric Henderson

    beric_henderson_BEAMS2015 Celestial #1 Henderson employs a range of media to create visionary works that convey scientific, spiritual and philosophical concepts. The work describes an abstract vision of cosmic phenomena and our place within the universe, represented by thousands of various sized holes....

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  • Christina Tran

    Frozen-flowers_BEAMS2015 Frozen Flowers Christina Tran’s installation is inspired by the phenomena of frost flowers. These beautiful delicate ice pieces dot the ground and the trees in winter and closely resemble small petals arranged in unique formations. The work is comprised of small,....

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  • Co Aika

    Please Enter At first glance, the terrace strip of Balfour Street will be perceived as continuous - the street appears to disappear with our inserted installation but the glowing translucent facade reveals its true purpose. Dissolving the existing boundary between the public streetscape and the secret lives within private terraces,....

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  • Graffiti Wall

    scott_marsh_BEAMS2015 Collaborators: Scott Marsh, Elliot “Numskull” Routledge, Ox king, Lee Harnden, Fintan Magee, Phibs, Georgia Hill, Zap, Jumbo and Maiden Scott Marsh (b. 1984) is a Sydney-based artist. Using a mixture of enamels, acrylics, aerosol and pastels, Marsh combines elements of....

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  • HotHouse - THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT CENTRE

    hothouse_BEAMS2015 Our Water, Our Place Our Water, Our Place is a celebration of human-water connection, a tapestry of relationships and stories in the form of a collection of water samples provided by individual Sydney-siders from specific places of personal meaning. Presented in....

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  • Hyun-Hee Lee

    Hyun-Hee_Lee_BEAMS2015 Secrets Hyun-Hee’s work "Secrets" recreates and reinvents a common superstitious practice existing in her country of birth, Korea. She has always found the contradictions that exist in the culture to be quite extraordinary in such a technologically advanced society. The work....

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  • Ida Skarnes

    Ida_Skarnes_BEAMS2015 Nest This installation by Ida Skarnes has been created using a basket made of white gift paper string, glossy on the inside in order to reflect light within the woven ‘nest.’ ....

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  • Jasmine Ujmiak

    Jasmine_Ujmiak_BEAMS2015 Lava Flow Lava Flow is a continuous stream of beacons that emphasise light through reflections and refractions between surfaces. It explores how the rays of light can be manipulated to fabricate organic forms and shapes. It uses sources of light from....

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  • Lava

    Chris Bosse, Riccardo Allegri and Simon Swalding Soap bubbles, champagne bubbles, water bubbles. Who doesn’t love bubbles? Bosse and his team create a lightweight structure, ‘BEAMS Bubbles’, that follows the geometries of soap bubbles. The bubbles will fill up a terrace house, stairwells and a new office block in the....

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  • Leah Martin

    Leah_Martin_BEAMS2015 Bioluminescence This body of work explores the intricacy of Bioluminescence through cylindrical recesses in the wall, illuminating the small scale organisms.The project includes nine pieces in total, all of which are living organisms that manifest natural phenomena through the individual production....

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  • Liam Crowley & Nicholas Maurer

    Fata Morgana "Fata Morgana" brings together projection and live feed sculpture to create an allusion to the phenomenological Min Min lights that occur in the Australian outback. At first they appear to travellers as sentient light formations, relentlessly chasing them through the bush, only to retreat back into the....

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  • Mark Titmarsh

    Untitled Mark Titmarsh (born 1955, Ingham, Australia, PhD, UTS, 2009) is a visual artist working in painting, video and writing. His current ‘expanded painting’ work is painting about painting or painting that dissimulates into objects, videos and texts. He is a tenured,....

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  • Meghan Rheynolds

    Digital Command “Digital Command” is a metaphor for the non-physical connection relied upon as a consequence of the acceptance of digital technology in our modern lives. While we function in the ‘real’ world, we command our machines of choice to act in the technological realm. These machines are constantly searching....

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  • Melanie Altit & Rebecca Spencer

    Walk Through Disney This project by Melanie Altit and Rebecca Spencer focuses on the theme of Disney, projecting an overall installation of the Disney castle and illuminating the scene with Disney characters. The theme of Disney was chosen to attract a variety of audiences, mainly focusing on young children, and....

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  • Melissa Carey

    melissa_carey_BEAMS2015_v2 Through the tunnel What is it like to pass through a tunnel of phenomena, into another moment, another world and another dimension? Melissa Carey's work is an interactive exploration about passing through moments in time. “Through the Tunnel” is an experiential....

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  • Nadia Odlum

    nadia_odlum_BEAMS2015 The Urban Labyrinth "The Urban Labyrinth" references the processes of perception that are associated with the navigation through physical spaces. Through emphasising perception through exploration, this work has particular relevance in relation to contemporary theories of embodied cognition and enactive perception.....

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  • Natasha Sotirios and Monique Hanna

    NatashaSotirios_MoniqueHanna_BEAMS2015 Flight "Flight" by Natasha Sotirios and Monique Hanna is an installation designed to be a beautiful combination of lights and hand made origami that work together to produce a flight of paper cranes. Come and see the hundreds of paper cranes....

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  • Place Associates

    place_associates_BEAMS2015 Pop Sensation "Pop Sensation" invites great anticipation, excitement and participation among audiences as artist Stephanie Bhim encourages anonymous conversation to be shared and enjoyed between strangers. Upon arrival into this space, audience members are asked to write a message onto a....

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  • Prudence Duncan & Tom Malek

    prudence_duncan_BEAMS2015 Portal Portal visually transports the viewer through space and time, forging direct views into galactic realms and offering glimpses into potential new worlds. As the viewer approaches Portal, they see themself and their immediate, tangible surroundings reflected, serving as a reminder....

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  • Richard Dunn

    Richard_Dunn_BEAMS2015 Chairs The work of Richard Dunn reflects the social and historical context of artistic production and deals with the complex problem of perception and interpretation. He uses paradox, metaphor, codification and contrast between minimal form and complexity of content. Dunn employs....

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  • Rita Orsini

    R_Orsini_BEAMS2015_2 Painting with Light Rita Orsini turns her paintings into functional art. Drawing largely from the beauty and complexity of nature and the world around us, Rita's work has been described as organic-inspired, vivid and striking, with an interweaving flow of shapes....

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  • Rosie Fell

    Contours "Contours" mimics the shadow play of nature, its petal like formations creating patterns of light as a natural extension of the shadows cast by the trees. This pendant is created using recycled PVC plastic strips. As light is projected onto the edges and scoring of the PVC, the pendant....

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  • Sandalie Seneviratne

    Sandalie_BEAMS2015 Suspended The artwork “Suspend” seeks to appeal to the dreamers amongst us, confined by rationality and reality. Only in our dreams can we fully experience the phenomena of human flight. Seneviratne’s artwork looks to suspend this moment of freedom and provide....

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  • Savannah Stimson

    Journey and The Mind Inhabited Savannah Stimson is a Sydney based student attending the University of Technology Sydney studying Interior and Spatial Design. A fascination with atmospherics and structured alternative experiences of the mind and body, have led to her experimentation with light. The two works exhibited are centered around....

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  • Siobhan McNamara & Gabrielle Carey

    SiobhanMcNamaraGabrielleCarey_BEAMS2015 Monarch Butterflies This lighting instalment reflects upon the phenomenal Migration and Hibernation of the Monarch Butterflies in the Americas. Monarch butterflies are considered the “king” of the butterflies, hence the name “monarch”. The migration of the monarch butterflies occur due to....

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  • studio A

    studio_artists_BEAMS2015 Phillip Sidney, Emily Crockford, Skye Saxon, Lisa Scott, Timothy Bell & Guest Artist/Mentor Rosie Deacon Tutti Fruitti Dream Factory The collaborative work is born from a carefree and no holds barred approach to the process and pure enjoyment of ‘Making’. It....

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  • The Tree Veneration Society

    Touch the phenomena By Miho Wanabe, Amanda Farahquason, Louise FowlerSmith, Rachel Vosila, Elizabeth Gervay, Jane Green and Sue Stevens “Touch the phenomena” is a collaborative interactive installation that looks to explore the tree as a phenomenon. The installation consists of recycled material that has been threaded into floral forms and....

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  • tranSTURM

    tranSTURM_BEAMS-2015 Light_Space Artists: Chris Bowman, Jason Benedek, Rachael Priddel, Holger Deuter, Rachel Walls. Producers: Chris Bowman and Anita Kelly Light_Space pays homage to the phenomena of dynamic human movement rendered on film as abstract patterns of animated light and colour. The artists....

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  • WHAT.Lab

    what_lab_BEAMS2015 Nexus Through a collaboration process, Prasnicki and Silva have developed the newly formed collective “WHAT.Lab”. Using interactive art as their platform, WHAT.Lab create an immersive experience that focuses on process and discovery generated through the observation of people in our surrounding....

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  • Zender Bender

    Zender-Bender-BEAMS2015 Cuprock Light Wall Using projection mapping, the ZENDER BENDER collective transforms the mundanity of the urban landscape into a transcendental space. By using recycled cups from residents and local businesses in the Chippendale area to create a geometric sculpture, the collective....

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