Where: Artisan, Corner of King Street and Machinery Street, Bowen Hills, Q 4006 1
When: 1-2pm 21 April 2018
About the event
Join Re: Watch and Wear Curator Jac Dyson in conversation with exhibiting artists as she delves into the creative thinking and inspiration behind Vivian Bedwell’s response to Andi Spark’s animation.
Re: Watch and Wear pairs eight Queensland-based artists working in jewellery with eight Queensland-based artists working in animation. Each animator has created a digital loop cycle from which their paired jeweller has responded to in the form of a wearable loop – a necklace.
About the speakers:
Jac Dyson is a Queensland-based artist, filmmaker, independent curator and exhibition organizer . She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Animation, both awarded through the Queensland College of Art. She has exhibited in galleries and artist-run-spaces in Australia and overseas. Her films have been shown locally and internationally, including on Norwegian television.
Jac is the current exhibitions coordinator for the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland. In addition, she has curated exhibitions that have been shown in venues around Queensland including the Project Gallery at the Queensland College of Art, Artspaced in Townsville, and BUSYBRICK Artist-Run-Initiative (ARI), which she co-founded and co-directed.
Vivien Bedwell is an artist from a multi-cultural background residing on the Gold Coast. She recently graduated her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree with first class Honours from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. As an artist, Vivien specialises in jewellery and sculptural objects drawing inspiration from experience and surroundings.
Associate Professor Dr Andi Spark led the Animation program at Griffith University’s Film School for over ten years, after a twenty year career in the industry (including Walt Disney Television Animation and Disneytoon, Viskatoons, Mediaworld, and the Australian Children’s’ Television Foundation) as an animation artist then director and producer for short films, music videos, children’s’ television series, TVC’s and independent features.
Andi has since been supervising producer for more than 200 student films and has been instrumental in fostering the professional careers of over 500 creative artists across Australia and internationally. She is currently working with the producing team at Emmy-award winning Ludo Studio. She is currently working with the producing team at Emmy-award winning Ludo Studio, managing a 52 episode children’s series (“Bluey”) for Studio Joho. Along with this, she continues to develop creative animation-based projects working variously as artist, director and producer
Image: Vivien Bedwell, Articulate (detail), 2018, aluminium and copper. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Samuel Lintern.