Innovative and interactive exhibition opens at the gallery
  • Thursday 07 July 2016
Digital Departure exhibition, caloundra regional gallery, John Waldron

John Waldron, Peregian Beach Roadhouse (detail), 3D print and LED array, 55 x 250 x 170 mm.

Art, technology and science combine in the exciting and interactive new Digital Departure exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Artists and technologists explore the intersection of art, technology and science to create experiences that will change the way you see the world.

Digital Departure features the work of five Queensland artists who employ emergent and evolving technologies including video gaming software, climate data mapping, augmented reality, 3D printing and computer coding.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said a key reason to attend, is that it’s an expanded experience of art; it’s designed to push towards a more surprising and interactive experience by engaging more of your senses. 

“The exhibition includes immersive and interactive works by some of our most talented visual art technologists on the Sunshine Coast,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Well respected local Mic Black is presenting a brand new installation as a part of this exhibition called ‘Wishing Well 2016'.

“We also have Wilf Watson, whose 360 degree video ‘Immersed in Paradise’ can be experienced by viewers through a virtual reality headset.

“I encourage everyone to come and experience the future of galleries and judge for themselves what these innovative and interactive exhibitions mean for us all.”

Highlights of the exhibition include previous Sunshine Coast Prize 3D winner Chris Howlett’s Metropolis I – III 2009, which uses the game SimCity Societies to construct three imaginary and psychological zones to create a meditative space for reflection, seduction and reverie.

Sunshine Coast New Media Art Prize 2015 finalist, Alinta Krauth, presents A Long, Wired Paddock 2016, a digital animation which uses five decades of global climate data to create a graph-like wireframe world.

The Digital Departure exhibition will be on show until Sunday, August 14.

Visit council’s gallery website for more details.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Digital Departure Artists:

Mic Black (Sunshine Coast)

Chris Howlett

Alinta Krauth

John Waldron (Sunshine Coast)

Wilf Watson (Sunshine Coast)